Trio complete mayor's cabinet
GEORGE Ferguson has filled the remaining three seats of his cabinet.
Ahead of last night's meeting Liberal Democrats Guy Poultney and Barbara Janke, and Conservative Alastair Watson, took up places originally left for Labour, which declined to join the cabinet.
Mr Poultney, a cabinet member in the previous administration, is now responsible for housing and planning while Ms Janke, a former leader of the council, will take up health and wellbeing. Mr Watson's brief will be children and young people.
It was also announced that Geoff Gollop will serve as Deputy Mayor.
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Mr Ferguson defended his decision to appoint three Lib Dems in his cabinet of six.
He told The Post: "I was expecting to have three Labour members originally, so there can be no complaints that the proportions are unfair."