Sir Albert Bore, Birmingham Council Leader elect, has announced his cabinet. The nominations will be put before the City Council AGM on Tuesday 22 May, when Labour formally takes office from the ConDem coalition that held power in the city for the last eight years.
“This has been a difficult choice,” said Sir Albert. “The new Labour Group contains many talented people.
“I’ve focussed on those experienced councillors who will be able to push forward our manifesto commitments to make Birmingham Britain’s Enterprise Capital as a smart, green, safe and fair city. I know that they will have the support of every Labour City Councillor and those who voted for radical Labour change at this month’s council elections.”
The Labour Group has already confirmed Councillor Sir Albert Bore, Ladywood, as Leader and Councillor Ian Ward, Shard End, as Deputy Leader.
Councillor Tahir Ali, Nechells, will be Cabinet Member for Development, Jobs and Skills, with responsibility for translating the vision to make Birmingham the enterprise capital of Britain, by growing businesses, creating jobs, lifting people into work and better wages, and ensuring the young people of the city are equipped with the right skills to match those needed in the market.
Councillor Steve Bedser, Kings Norton, will be Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing, responsible for social care, public health and the support of vulnerable adults
Councillor John Cotton, Shard End, will be Cabinet Member for Social Cohesion and Equalities, responsible for promoting services to reduce deprivation across the city, whether these are delivered by the City Council itself, partner agencies, private or third sector organisations.
Councillor Brigid Jones, Selly Oak, will be Cabinet Member for Children and Family Services, with responsibility for children’s care and education services
Councillor James McKay, Harborne, will be Cabinet Member for a Green, Safe and Smart City, responsible for creating an environment and sustainable infrastructure where people and businesses can flourish.
Councillor Stewart Stacey, Acocks Green, will be Cabinet Member for Commissioning, Contracting and Improvement, responsible for the introduction of the Living Wage in the city as part of a Business Charter for Social Responsibility and the introduction of a “Buy Birmingham first” policy by the City Council.
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