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Thurrock Cabinet reshuffle following resignation and two defections

21st January 2020
Posted by Johnny Jenkins

Two new Councillors are set to join Thurrock Council’s Cabinet in the new portfolios of Health and Air Quality, and Education.

This follows the former Cabinet member for Education, Cllr James Halden’s resignation last week. Additionally, yesterday, two independent councillors joined the Conservative group, giving the group a majority of one.

Cllr Andrew Jefferies will take on the role of Cabinet Member for Education while Cllr Allen Mayes will join Cabinet heading up the Health and Air Quality portfolio.

Cllr Mayes said:

“I am proud to have been invited to join the Cabinet as portfolio holder for Health and Air Quality. These are two areas I feel passionately about and I have been campaigning for better air quality in Tilbury. I can now work on this across the borough in my new role. I look forward to working with the team to build on the good work already happening.”

Cllr Jefferies said:

“I am delighted to have been asked by the Leader to take on the education portfolio. Here in Thurrock we have seen record investment in our schools but there is still more to be done so I look forward to working with everyone to see our schools and colleges go from strength-to-strength.”