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York Council Lib Dems Unveil New Team

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7:22pm 22nd May 2013

The Liberal Democrat Group have announced their new Shadow Cabinet for the 2013/14 Civic Year.

Earlier this month, Cllr Keith Aspden was chosen as the new Leader of the Lib Dems taking over from Cllr Carol Runciman and last week Westfield Councillor Lynn Jeffries joined the Group. The Lib Dems will now have the same number of councillors, nine, as the Conservatives, the official City of York Council opposition since 2011.

Lynn Jeffries will lead for the Group on Communities, Housing and Equalities; Carol Runciman will return to the Children and Education brief where she was Executive Member between 2003 and 2011; and Ian Cuthbertson will lead for the Group on Public Health.

Cllr Keith Aspden, Liberal Democrat Group Leader, commented:

“I am delighted to announce such a strong Shadow Cabinet team for the forthcoming Civic Year. The experience and expertise we have will enable us to constructively hold the ruling Labour Group to account. With Lynn joining the Group we now have the same number of councillors as the Conservatives and in the coming months we will cement our position as the real alternative in York.”

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