Birmingham 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.”