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9 May 2012

Labour re-elects winning team

Reading & District Labour Party Media Release  
8 May 2012
The first meeting of the Labour Group following the party’s success in the Borough elections has tonight re-elected Jo Lovelock as Leader and Tony Page as Deputy Leader, and kept the same Cabinet Members, although some changes have been made to some of their portfolios.

Jo Lovelock says: “With 26 out of the 46 Council seats, we have a solid mandate to push ahead with the programme on which we fought the elections, and the important thing now is to get down to work and deliver for local people.  We are keen to get on with our ‘Let’s Talk’ approach in communities across the town and making the changes that people want to see.  We know we are in tough times, but we have shown that we can stand up for local people, particularly those who are most in need of Council services, and we will be working hard to deliver what local people expect.”

The full Cabinet list is as follows:

Leader - Jo Lovelock
Deputy Leader
& Regeneration, Transport & Planning - Tony Page
Adult Social Care - Mike Orton
Community Engagement & Service Transformation - Jan Gavin
Culture & Sport - Marion Livingston
Education & Children’s Services - John Ennis
Environment & Climate Change - Paul Gittings
Health & Wellbeing - Bet Tickner
Neighbourhoods & Housing - Rachel Eden

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