KCC elects new Leader and new cabinet revealed

Kent County Council has a new Leader. Roger Gough was officially elected to the post at the full council meeting having been voted in as leader of the majority Conservative group on the council two weeks earlier. In both roles he succeeds Paul Carter, who has held them for the past 14 years. Mr Gough…

County Cabinet Reshuffle Announced

The Leader of Kent County Council, Paul Carter, has announced changes to his Cabinet including new appointments in portfolios for Finance, Strategic Commissioning and Public Health. The reshuffle comes after John Simmonds resigned from his post as Cabinet Member for Finance due to ill health. Deputy Leader of KCC, Peter Oakford, becomes Cabinet Member for…

Answering just three questions could help Kent County Council find a further £206m of saving over the next three years.

Kent County Council’s new cabinet line-up announced

Kent County Council has announced its new cabinet following last week’s elections. It comes as the Conservatives retained control of the authority and increased their majority. The group won 67 of the 81 seats with the Liberal Democrats emerging as the official opposition with seven seats. UKIP lost all of the seats it won in…