New Cabinet confirmed

Cllr Paulette HamiltonBirmingham City Council’s new Cabinet has been confirmed, with Cllr Paulette Hamilton named the new Cabinet Member for Health and Social Care.

Former health boss, Cllr John Cotton, is now the Cabinet Member for Neighbourhood Management and Homes

Leader Sir Albert Bore said: “Many functions devolved to district committees now need to be taken forward by the Executive. Accordingly, a new Cabinet post has been set up to give a focus to the ‘Place’ agenda.

“This will allow us to develop a more integrated delivery of services for residents, in consultation with the Executive Members for Districts.

“This post completes a complement of ten Cabinet Members, including the Leader and Deputy Leader.”

The list of appointments is set out below:

Leader – Sir Albert Bore

Deputy Leader – Cllr Ian Ward

Cabinet Member for Children’s Services – Cllr Brigid Jones

Cabinet Member for Commissioning, Contracting and Improvement – Cllr Stewart Stacey

Cabinet Member for Development, Transport and the Economy – Cllr Tahir Ali

Cabinet Member for Sustainability – Cllr Lisa Trickett

Cabinet Member for Health and Social Care – Cllr Paulette Hamilton

Cabinet Member for Neighbourhood Management and Homes – Cllr John Cotton

Cabinet Member for Skills, Learning and Culture – Cllr Penny Holbrook

Cabinet Member for Inclusion and Community Safety – Cllr James McKay

Sir Albert added: “I believe that the Cabinet Members appointed will deliver on their portfolios to the great benefit of the residents and businesses of Birmingham. The Cabinet Members for 2014/15 remain in the Cabinet, although John Cotton moves to a new portfolio.

“I’m especially pleased to welcome Paulette Hamilton to the team. She’s had a considerable number of years of experience in the health field and was the city council’s mental health champion in 2014/15.”

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