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Cabinet reshuffle for Knowsley Council

by Gemma Melling

A new Cabinet has been agreed for Knowsley Council.

What is the Cabinet?

The Cabinet is responsible for taking decisions on the Executive functions of the council, such as its policies and how it spends its budget. It consists of the Leader of the Council and seven Cabinet Members, all of whom have a specific portfolio area of responsibility, such as children’s services or finance.

What’s new?

As part of the reshuffle, Cllr Andy Moorhead, Leader of the Council, has created a new portfolio area for ‘Liverpool City Region Engagement’. This will be the responsibility of Cllr Mike Murphy, the former Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Economic Development.

Cllr Gary See has taken on responsibility for Resources, with Cllr Joan Lilly taking on his former portfolio, Children’s Services.

Meanwhile, Cllr Steff O’Keeffe takes on the Public Health, Wellbeing and Customer Services remit and Cllr Christina O’Hare becomes the Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care.

Cllr Eddie Connor is now Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods, whilst Cllr Graham Morgan takes on responsibility for Regeneration and Economic Development.

The new Knowsley Council Cabinet in full:

Leader’s Portfolio

Picture of Cllr Andy Moorhead, Leader of Knowsley Council

Cllr Andy Moorhead, Leader of Knowsley Council.

Liverpool City Region Engagement

Picture of Cllr Mike Murphy, Knowsley Council

Cllr Mike Murphy.

Adult Social Care

Picture of Cllr Christina O'Hare, Knowsley Council

Cllr Christina O’Hare.

Children’s Services

Picture of Cllr Joan Lilly, Knowsley Council

Cllr Joan Lilly.

Resources

Picture of Cllr Gary See, Knowsley Council

Cllr Gary See.

Neighbourhoods

Picture of Cllr Eddie Connor, Knowsley Council

Cllr Eddie Connor.

Public Health, Wellbeing and Customer Services

Picture of Cllr Steff O'Keeffe, Knowsley Council

Cllr Steff O’Keeffe.

Regeneration and Economic Development

Picture of Cllr Graham Morgan, Knowsley Council

Cllr Graham Morgan.

 

In addition to the Cabinet, some of the portfolios are supported by Cabinet Lead Members.

Cabinet Lead Members

Adult Social Care

Picture of Cllr Shelley Powell, Knowsley Council

Cllr Shelley Powell.

Children’s Services

Picture of Cllr Marie Stuart, Knowsley Council

Cllr Marie Stuart.

Resources.

Picture of Cllr Terry Byron, Knowsley Council

Cllr Terry Byron.

Neighbourhoods

Picture of Cllr Tony Newman, Knowsley Council

Cllr Tony Newman.

Public Health, Wellbeing and Customer Services

Picture of Cllr Kay Moorhead, Knowsley Council

Cllr Kay Moorhead.

Regeneration and Economic Development

Picture of Cllr Brian O'Hare, Knowsley Council

Cllr Brian O’Hare.

 

Cllr Andy Moorhead said: “Myself and fellow Cabinet Members are clear on the task that lies ahead and we remain completely focused on doing the very best for our residents and our borough, despite the extremely challenging financial position we find ourselves in.”

You can view forthcoming meetings, download agendas, reports and minutes from previous meetings of cabinet from the Council’s website.

If you are interested in contacting a councillor, or finding out who is your local ward member, you will find details of all elected members in Knowsley on the council’s website.