The top jobs in York’s newly-formed coalition have now been allocated.
Four Conservatives and four Liberal Democrats will make up the eight-strong executive. The outgoing Labour council had an executive of only six but the new members are taking a reduction in allowances to ensure no increase in costs.
Six men and two women take the roles. They are…
York council executive
Labour and Green leaders will be invited to attend and speak at executive meetings. These will run in conjunction with new cross-party ‘policy and scrutiny’ committees.
Deputy leader Cllr Aspden said Lib Dem portfolios would focus on increasing recycling, delivering the Community Stadium, keeping Yearsley Pool open “as well as sorting out the mess left behind by Labour in adult social care”.
The Tories on the executive brought “substantial experience in a variety of roles in both the private and public sectors outside of the council bubble”, said leader Cllr Steward. He added:
The Labour reaction
Labour group leader Cllr Dafydd Williams said he had wished both the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats well in their efforts to run the council.
There are a number of uncosted promises so we look forward to hearing what cuts will be made to other services to pay for them.
We will provide constructive and robust opposition to the Tory-led coalition in their running of the council, especially should their cuts be directed to the most needy in our city.