Cheltenham Liberal Democrats have named a dynamic new top team to take the town forward following the party’s local election success.
Cllr Steve Jordan was re-elected as leader of a cabinet that will focus on the economy, housing, green spaces, value for money services and a better deal on local roads.
Cllr Chris Coleman was elected deputy leader following the retirement of John Rawson.
The makeup of the cabinet is as follows:
Cllr Jordan said: “I would like to thank both John Rawson and Jon Walklett, who has stepped down from the cabinet to assist his recuperation from a recent operation, for all their hard work. I am confident that with our new members, we will be a strong team and make a positive difference in Cheltenham.’’
The Liberal Democrats will tackle the key issues for Cheltenham, including:
• Keeping a buoyant local economy by building on recent success in attracting major private investment and support for a Business Improvement District.
• Working to ensure Cheltenham families have affordable housing while protecting valued green spaces.
• Continue running an efficient council so we can best protect local services from government cuts.
• Ending the Tory county council's neglect of our roads, pavements and street trees by getting more say for Cheltenham on prioritising these services.