Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council AGM

A Labour administration was today elected to run Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council.

The group was voted into power at the Council’s Annual General Meeting this morning. A Mayor and Deputy Mayor were also appointed for the coming year.

Cllr Alec Brown was elected as Leader of the Council and Cllr Carrie Richardson will become Deputy Leader.

Members of the Cabinet were also appointed:

  • Corporate Resources – Cllr Christopher Massey
  • Adults – Cllr Lisa Belshaw
  • Children – Cllr Luke Myer
  • Economic Growth – Cllr Lynn Pallister
  • Health and Welfare – Cllr Ursula Earl
  • Climate, Environment and Culture – Cllr Carrie Richardson
  • Highways and Transport – Cllr Carl Quartermain
  • Neighbourhoods and Housing – Cllr Adam Brook

The Mayor for the coming year is Cllr Malcolm Head and Cllr Neil Bendelow will be the Deputy Mayor.

Council Leader Cllr Alec Brown said: “I am honoured to be elected as the Council’s Leader by my fellow members and I don’t take the responsibility lightly.

“We will improve the lives of our residents by helping to create good local jobs and supporting those in need through the cost of living crisis. There are huge opportunities to develop the industries of the future in our borough and provide quality, well-paid jobs for families and we will play our part in making this ambition a reality.

“We will also harness the potential of young people and champion our schools in creating the best start in life for children. We will protect and support the vulnerable and we are committed to making communities safer, cleaner and greener. Climate change is a challenge for everybody and we want to make Redcar and Cleveland a centre of sustainability.

“At a time when all councils’ finances are under pressure, we will spend money wisely, and where it will have the most beneficial effect.

“Our administration will be responsible for the running and development of the Council for the next four years, but we want to work closely with all members for the benefit of everybody in Redcar and Cleveland. We have the opportunity to unite and, working together, we can make our communities safe, healthy and inclusive.

“We promised residents we will build a better borough and the work to do this starts today.”