Following the annual meeting of the full council today (Tuesday 15 May), a new minority administration will now run Portsmouth City Council.
Liberal Democrat group leader Cllr Gerald Vernon-Jackson is the new Leader of the Council, with Cllr Steve Pitt as his deputy.
Cabinet members have been appointed by the Leader of the Council as follows:
- planning, regeneration and economic development - Cllr Ben Dowling
- education - Cllr Suzy Horton
- children’s services - Cllr Rob Wood
- adult social care and public health - Cllr Matthew Winnington
- environment and community safety - Cllr Dave Ashmore
- resources - Cllr Jeanette Smith
- housing - Cllr Darren Sanders
- traffic and transportation - Cllr Lynne Stagg
- culture, leisure and sport - Cllr Steve Pitt
Earlier today, councillors elected a new Lord Mayor of Portsmouth, Cllr Lee Mason, and a new Deputy Lord Mayor, Cllr David Fuller.