Kingston Council's new leadership team confirmed

Kevin Davis: Leading the way

Kevin Davis: Leading the way

First published in This Is Local London: Photograph of the Author by , Deputy editor - Kingston

Details of the new, Conservative-led Kingston Council set up have been finalised.

New council leader Kevin Davis has appointed Coombe Hill ward councillor Gaj Wallooppillai as his deputy, as well as lead member for the newly created policy portfolio.

Eric Humphrey will be in charge of finance, as lead member for treasurer, finance and HR, with Julie Pickering responsible for health and social care, and Andrea Craig the portfolio holder for children, youth and adult learning.

Liz Green remains leader of the Liberal Democrats following the party's defeat at last month's local elections, with Stephen Brister promoted to second in command, replacing the retired Rolson Davies.

The full list is:

Leader: Kevin Davis (opposition: Liz Green)
Deputy: Gaj Wallooppillai (Stephen Brister)
Policy: Eric Humphrey (Liz Green)
Treasurer, finance and HR: Eric Humphrey (John Ayles)
Capital, projects and contracts: Richard Hudson (Stephen Brister)
Environment and transport: David Cunningham (Hilary Gander)
Arts leisure and heritage: David Glasspool (Vicki Harris)
Children, youth and adult learning: Andrea Craig (Margaret Thompson)
Housing: Ian George (Patricia Bamford)
Health and social care: Julie Pickering (Yogan Yoganathan)

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