The controlling Conservative cabinet at Norfolk County Council has been reshuffled, after the deputy leader and cabinet member for finance and performance decided to stand down from his cabinet role.

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Ian Mackie, who represents Thorpe St Andrew, has stepped down from the cabinet due to work commitments.

Bill Borrett takes over as the council’s deputy leader while retaining his responsibilities as cabinet member for environment and waste.

Harry Humphrey becomes cabinet member for finance and performance, with Nigel Dixon joining the cabinet to take on the community protection portfolio previously held by Mr Humphrey.

Mr Mackie said: “This has been a very difficult decision, as most people know I have tried my best for Norfolk and have given everything I have to these roles since being appointed in 2009.

“It has been an honour to hold such a position and I shall greatly miss the great relationship with my cabinet colleagues, I wish them and my supportive officer teams well for the future.

“My highlights have to be the way the council has responded to the financial challenge and even in this period still been able to investment to help the local economy and young people, in particular protecting all our libraries, securing better broadband investment, investing heavily in apprenticeships and looked after children in-county care provision.”

Mr Mackie will remain a county councillor.

4 comments

  • It just gets better,Harry Humphrey claims a fortune from NCC so he should know about finace. It seems Burning Bill Borrett is gettngcoser to the top job which he longs for, I do hope the elections force a change and cull some of this rubbish.

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    Sweet cheeks

    Tuesday, September 18, 2012

  • As a wise old Barrister said to me this morning "Be careful what you wish for" I was so happy to see the back of Mackie and now we have Borrett to deal with. Ugh, ugh, ugh. Mind you we can now all debate endlessly which is the worse.

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    alecto

    Tuesday, September 18, 2012

  • Mr. mackie will no doubt receive extra remuneration for his cabinet whilst carrying on as NCCllr. Cllr. Borett has already stood out by his stance on various issues, burning rubbish in favour of modern waste management is just one of them, so next years elections, bar world war three breaking out, might just be his last for some time.

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    ingo wagenknecht

    Tuesday, September 18, 2012

  • I suppose these appointments are inevitable when Murphy has such a small gene pool to choose from. Borrett promised reward for his willingness to constantly repeat other people's words regardless of factual content. Do I hear '£8million saving to Norfolk's taxpayers' coming soon?

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    Honest John

    Tuesday, September 18, 2012

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