Leader and Cabinet announced
Councillor Aaron Shotton has been re-elected Leader of Flintshire County Council at the Annual Meeting onThursday 18 May.
A member of Flintshire County Council since 1999, Councillor Shotton was elected Leader in May 2012 following the Local Government Elections. Cllr Shotton has also held the Cabinet responsibility for Finance since May 2012.
He represents the Connah's Quay Central Ward. He has been a member of Connah's Quay Town Council since 1996 and at that time was the youngest Labour Councillor in the UK. He also served Connah's Quay as Chairman of the Town Council in 2003.
Councillor Shotton is also the Deputy Leader and Spokesperson for Finance and Resources on the Welsh Local Government Association and is a Member of the Partnership Council for Wales and LGA Resources Board.
Councillor Bernie Attridge has been re-elected Deputy Leader. A member of the County Council since 2004, Councillor Attridge was elected Deputy Leader in May 2012 following the Local Government Elections. Councillor Attridge held the Cabinet responsibility for Environment from 2012 to 2017.
He represents the Connah's Quay Central Ward and is a member of Connah's Quay Town Council. He is also the Director of NEW Homes, an affordable housing company set up by Flintshire County Council.
Cabinet members have been announced as:
Finance â€“ Cllr Aaron Shotton
Streetscene and Countryside â€“ Cllr Carolyn Thomas
Economic Development â€“ Cllr Derek Butler
Planning and Public Protection â€“ Cllr Chris Bithell
Housing â€“ Cllr Bernie Attridge
Education and Youth â€“ Cllr Ian Roberts
Social Services â€“ Cllr Christine Jones
Corporate Management and Assets â€“ Cllr Billy Mullin