Published Tuesday, 7th June 2016
The new Executive of Reigate & Banstead Borough Council has been announced following the Annual Council meeting held on Thursday 26 May.
Councillor Victor Broad was re-elected as Council Leader at the Annual Council meeting. He announced that Councillor Dr Lynne Hack will be his first Deputy Leader of this year, explaining that the deputy leader role will rotate. For the first six months Cllr Dr Lynne Hack will be Deputy Leader, for the next six months, Cllr Graham Knight will be Deputy. Together with a further seven Executive Members, they make up the Council’s Executive.
Reigate & Banstead Borough Council’s Executive Committee comprises:
Council Leader: Cllr Victor Broad
Executive Member for Neighbourhood Services
(and Deputy Leader for first six month period): Cllr Dr Lynne Hack
Executive Member for Finance
(and Deputy Leader for second six month period): Cllr Graham Knight
Executive Member for Economy and Jobs: Cllr Eddy Humphreys
Executive Member for Property: Cllr Natalie Bramhall
Executive Member for Planning policy: Cllr Tony Schofield
Executive Member for Enforcement: Cllr James Durrant
Executive Member for Leisure and Wellbeing: Cllr Ros Mill
Executive Member for Health: Cllr Rachel Turner
Executive Member for Community Support: Cllr Rita Renton
Speaking at the meeting, Cllr Broad said: “I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for re-electing me as Leader of the Council. I regard myself as the leader of a dedicated team, the foremost of which is my Executive.” He added that he intends to build on achievements over the past year, including the Council’s recent shortlisting for Local Authority of the Year, by “surmounting the financial challenges ahead, so that our residents and the business community can continue to live and work in a prosperous borough.”
In his speech, Cllr Broad explained how he will rotate the position of Deputy Leader among Executive Members: “In the first six months of this Municipal Year Councillor Dr Hack will assume the responsibility for Deputy Leader and for the second six months Councillor Knight will assume the responsibility for Deputy Leader.”
Cllr Broad’s election as Council Leader and speech can be viewed online via a webcast.