HAMPSHIRE County Council leader Roy Perry made two changes to his cabinet as stalwarts leave due to health reasons.

Cllr Perry confirmed the new roles following councillor Peter Edgar and councillor Andrew Gibson decisions to stand down from the front bench.

Cllr Perry said: “Peter hopes to be back in the council in the autumn but I do want to place on record the great work he did with and for Hampshire schools and children.”

He also thanked Cllr Gibson for his work while member for culture, recreation and countryside.

He said: “Andrew has done a great job – libraries well supported, and the country parks like Lepe and Queen Victoria being totally revamped so they become cost neutral.”

Joining the cabinet are Fareham Borough Council leader Seán Woodward and New Forest District Council deputy Edward Heron.

The full Cabinet:

  • Cllr Roy Perry, leader and member for policy and resources;
  • Cllr Keith Mans deputy leader and executive lead member for children’s services;
  • Cllr Mel Kendal member for economic development;
  • Cllr Liz Fairhurst member for adult social care and health;
  • Cllr Patricia Stallard member for public health; Cllr Rob Humby member for environment and transport;
  • Cllr Andrew Joy member for communities, partnerships and external affairs including Brexit;
  • Cllr Stephen Reid member for education and skills, human resources and performance;
  • Cllr Edward Heron member for countryside and rural affairs;
  • Cllr Seán Woodward member for culture and recreation.