Havant Borough Council leader announces Cabinet reshuffle

Wednesday, 8 July, 2020

Havant Borough Council’s Leader, Councillor Michael Wilson has revealed his new cabinet following the stepping down of his deputy.

Councillor Tim Pike announced his decision to withdraw as a member of the council’s Cabinet and his role as Deputy Leader owing to personal and family reasons. He will continue his role as ward councillor in the St Faith’s area.

These recent changes to Cabinet introduces two new councillors into roles who will make decisions which are in line with the council's overall policies and budget, as well as a new deputy leader.

Each cabinet member is responsible for an area of the council's work, known as portfolios. The new Cabinet Leads are:

Cllr Michael Wilson: Leader of the Council, and Corporate Strategy

Cllr Gary Hughes: Deputy Leader and Cabinet Lead for Planning, Hayling Seafront Strategy, Commercial Services

Cllr Leah Turner: Cabinet Lead for Coastal Communities

Cllr Narinder Bains: Cabinet Lead for Neighbourhoods, Safety and Enforcement

Cllr Lulu Bowerman: Cabinet Lead for People and Organisation Development

Cllr Mark Inkster: Cabinet Lead for Finance

Cllr Alex Rennie: Cabinet Lead for Communications

Full details of each portfolio are available on the council’s website.

Cllr Michael Wilson said: “"I would like to express my thanks to Cllr Pike for his dilligent work and invaluable contribution to the council since joining Cabinet in January 2017. I am indebted to him for his support as Deputy Leader during the last two years, particularly in delivering a robust budget and driving forward the regeneration strategy."

Councillor Tim Pike added: “It has been a great privilege to serve on Cabinet for the past three years. I shall continue to work tirelessly for all the residents of my ward."