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Lib Dems announce shadow Wiltshire team

June 10, 2019 4:00 PM

New Lib Dem group leader Cllr Ian Thorn and deputy group leader Cllr Ruth Hopkinson

The Liberal Democrat group on Wiltshire Council have announced their new shadow Cabinet spokespeople, following their group AGM on Saturday 8thJune 2019.

The meeting also saw the re-election of Ian Thorn as the leader of the opposition on Wiltshire Council.

Cllr Thorn commenting on the appointment of the new spokespeople said, "With less than two years to go until the next Wiltshire Council election, it is now very important to challenge the Conservative administration at every opportunity and these appointments will play a crucial part in doing so."

Shadow spokespersons

Leader - Ian Thorn

Deputy Leader and Communities - Ruth Hopkinson

Finance and Economic Development - Gavin Grant

Health and Adult Social Care - Gordon King & Clare Cape (job share)

Children's services - Jon Hubbard

Planning and Housing - Sarah Gibson

Highways and Waste - Steve Oldrieve & Bob Jones (job share)

Police and Crime - Ross Henning

Climate Change and Innovation - Brian Mathew

South Wiltshire - Brian Dalton