A shake-up of Manchester City Council’s executive members was agreed at the local Labour Group’s annual general meeting earlier this week and ratified by full council today.
The new-look cabinet comes into force with immediate effect, and sees several departures including that of Cllr Angeliki Stogia, the local authority’s executive member for environment, planning and transport.
Veteran council leader Sir Richard Leese also fought off the first challenge to his leadership from his group in more than two decades.
Newly elected Hulme member Ekua Bayunu formally ran against Leese, but he won 75 votes to Bayunu’s 15.
The full list of executive members:
Council leader Sir Richard Leese,
Deputy leader Bev Craig
Deputy leader Luthfur Rahman
Health & care Joanna Midgley
Children’s services Garry Bridges
Environment, planning & transport Tracey Rawlins
Housing & employment Gavin White
Neighbourhoods Rabnawaz Akbar
Cllr Tommy Judge continues in his role as Lord Mayor of Manchester until May next year in a term which has been extended beyond the usual one year due to the pandemic.
Cllr Donna Ludford has been appointed Deputy Lord Mayor.