Laura Sharman 30 September 2020

Wirral council introduces new committee system

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Wirral Council has approved plans to move to a committee system of local government.

The change in the council’s constitution – which has been led by a cabinet model for the past decade – has been accompanied by a new leader.

Cllr Janette Williamson has been appointed as new council leader, replacing cllr Pat Hackett who stepped down last Friday.

Cllr Williamson said: ‘Council voted to move back to the committee system last year in an effort to introduce a more accountable and transparent way of working and collaborative policy and decision-making.

’I am becoming council leader at a time when the leader’s role is changing so I see this as an exciting and challenging opportunity to help shape how elected members work together to make a difference to people’s lives.’

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