Humberston and New Waltham councillor Stan Shreeve has been appointed the new Deputy Leader of North East Lincolnshire Council.
Cllr Shreeve, who also will retain his Cabinet role in charge of Finance and Resources, takes over from Cllr John Fenty, who resigned earlier this week.
Announcing the appointment, Council Leader Philip Jackson said: “Stan’s skills and experience will help us maintain the huge progress we’ve made in the last 18 months and his finance background will also be a big asset in not only making the most of the exciting opportunities the area has, but also in tackling the challenges we know we face going forward.
“Our focus will remain firmly on what our residents want to see delivered and building on what we’ve achieved in such a short time.”
Cllr Shreeve added; “I share the Leader’s passion about making North East Lincolnshire a more prosperous, pleasant and safer place for all our residents, businesses and visitors and it’s a huge honour to be invited to be Deputy Leader. In that role, as well as my responsibilities for finance and resources, I’ll be looking to continue to support the Leader and Cabinet colleagues in taking the borough forward into 2021.”
Cllr Jackson will take on the Portfolio Holder for Regeneration, Skills and Housing previously held by Cllr Fenty, including economic strategy, inward investment and business support, regeneration, assets (corporate, commercial, community) and estate management, all aspects of housing, skills and employability.