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Southwark leader announces cabinet reshuffle

Southwark Council leader Peter John has announced the borough's new cabinet line-up following Cllr Dora Dixon-Fyle's election as Mayor.

Cllr Stephanie Cryan joins the cabinet and takes responsibility for adult care and financial inclusion.

Several other portfolios have been adjusted, with culture being added to the responsibilities of deputy leader Ian Wingfield.

Regeneration boss Mark Williams also gets a new title to reflect his responsibility for the borough's programme to build 11,000 new council homes.

Last year Darren Merrill and Michael Situ joined the cabinet on a job-share basis to handle the environment, recycling, community safety & volunteering remit. They have now been given substantive cabinet roles in their own right.

Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Business, Employment and Culture – Cllr Ian Wingfield
Cabinet Member for Finance, Modernisation and Performance – Cllr Fiona Colley
Cabinet Member for Housing – Cllr Richard Livingstone
Cabinet Member for Regeneration and New Homes – Cllr Mark Williams
Cabinet Member for Environment and the Public Realm – Cllr Darren Merrill
Cabinet Member for Public Health, Parks and Leisure – Cllr Barrie Hargrove
Cabinet Member for Adult Care and Financial Inclusion – Cllr Stephanie Cryan
Cabinet Member for Children and Schools – Cllr Victoria Mills
Cabinet Member for Communities and Safety – Cllr Michael Situ

Cllr Leo Pollak of South Bermondsey continues as deputy cabinet member for excellence in design.

Chaucer ward's Karl Eastham takes on the new role of deputy cabinet member for careers and employability.

Cllr Radha Burgess – previously responsible for introducing the women's safety charter – becomes deputy cabinet member for 'Digital Southwark'.

Cllr Evelyn Akoto has been appointed as deputy cabinet member for young people.

The cross-party overview & scrutiny committee will continue to be chaired by Gavin Edwards.

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