In The South

Dan Yates confirmed as Leader of the Council

Besi Besemar May 21, 2018

Daniel Yates the Labour Councillor for Moulsecoomb and Bevendean ward was confirmed as Leader of Brighton & Hove City Council by fellow councillors at a meeting of the full council on May 17.

Cllr Dan Yates
Cllr Dan Yates

Cllr YATES replaces Cllr Warren Morgan who stood down as Leader of the Labour group after falling out with local activists from the pressure group Momentum, who among other things held him partly responsible for the local party’s suspension in 2016 and his threat to stop the national Labour conference returning to Brighton, over a row last September about anti-Semitism, which won him few friends.

Cllr Yates, said: “I’ll be leading our experienced team to improve services, support our community and see change delivered to make our city a better place to live and work. This is the time to build on the good work already underway and to move forward positively for the future.

“We’re all aware of the huge financial challenges the city faces due to cuts in funding from central government but we also have opportunities. We’ll be open about the decisions we need to make. We will involve people with change, work closely with partners and listen to residents.”

New Mayor appointed

Mayor of Brighton & Hove
Cllr Dee Simson

Deputy Mayor of Brighton & Hove
Cllr Alex Phillips

Political leaders confirmed were:

Leader of the council and leader of the Labour & Co-operative Group
Cllr Dan Yates

Deputy leader of the council
Cllr Gill Mitchell

Deputy leaders of  Labour & Co-operative Group
Cllr Gill Mitchell and Cllr Les Hamilton

Leader of the official opposition and leader of the Conservative Group
Cllr Tony Janio

Deputy leaders of the Conservative Group
Cllr Steve Bell and Cllr Lee Wares

Convenor of the Green Group
Cllr Phelim Mac Cafferty

Deputy convenors of the Green Group
Cllr Louisa Greenbaum and (jobshare) Cllr Leo Littman and Cllr Amanda Knight

Chair and deputy chairs of committees for 2018/19:

Policy Resource & Growth
Chair: Cllr Daniel Yates
Deputy Chair: Cllr Les Hamilton

Children, Young People & Skills
Chair: Cllr Daniel Chapman
Deputy Chair: Cllr Caroline Penn

Tourism, Development & Culture
Chair: Cllr Alan Robins
Deputy Chair: Cllr Nancy Platts

Environment, Transport & Sustainability
Chair: Cllr Gill Mitchell
Deputy Chair: Cllr Saoirse Horan

Health & Wellbeing Board
Chair: Cllr Karen Barford
Deputy Chair: Cllr Clare Moonan

Housing & New Homes
Chair: Cllr Anne Meadows
Deputy Chair: Cllr Tracey Hill

Neighbourhoods, Inclusion, Communities & Equalities
Chair: Cllr Emma Daniel
Deputy Chair: Cllr Mo Marsh

Chair Cllr Julie Cattell
Deputy Chair Cllr Penny Gilbey

Chair: Cllr Jackie O’Quinn
Deputy Chair: Cllr Adrian Morris

Lead members for 2018/19:

Lead Member for Tourism
Cllr Alan Robins

Lead Member for Mental Health
Cllr Caroline Penn

Lead Member for Economic Development and Social Value
Cllr Nancy Platts

Lead Member for Sustainability
Cllr Saoirse Horan

Lead Member for Adult Social Care
Cllr Clare Moonan

Lead Member for Rough Sleeping
Cllr Clare Moonan

Lead Member for Health and Wellbeing
Cllr Karen Barford

Lead Member for Private Rented Sector
Cllr Tracey Hill

Lead Member for Community Safety
Cllr Mo Marsh

Lead Member for Planning Policy
Cllr Julie Cattell