Devon County Council shake-up

Council’s cabinet undergoes reshuffle.

Devon County Council has undergone a cabinet reshuffle following the resignation of the schools and learning chief.

Former cabinet member Christine Channon will be replaced by the member for children and health, Councillor Andrea Davis, who will now take on these additional responsibilities.

She said: “I am very much looking forward to adding this exciting new role to my responsibilities.

“I have always been responsible for pre-school children, including our network of children’s centres, and for the health and wellbeing of all children outside school.

“And, as a mother of three boys who all attend Devon County Council schools, I have a very personal interest in ensuring our schools deliver the very best education for all our children.”

Devon County Council deputy leader, Councillor John Clatworthy, who oversees finance, will take on additional responsibilities for school buildings.

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Councillor Stuart Barker, who is the cabinet member for social care, will take on the post-16 and youth services’ briefs while Will Mumford, who is the cabinet member for economy, enterprise and employment, will add skills, training and careers to his responsibilities.

County council leader John Hart added: “I believe these are very sensible changes which see our Cabinet remits more closely match the new, streamlined and more efficient county council structure which we introduced last year.”

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