DUDLEY Council’s leader has unveiled his new cabinet.

Council leader, Councillor Patrick Harley, named four new members of the decision-making body at a meeting of the full council on Thursday May 16.

Amblecote councillor Paul Bradley will continue as deputy leader of the council, as well as being cabinet member for communities, climate change and economic delivery.

Former Mayor, councillor Andrea Goddard, was named cabinet member for adult social care, while her civic consort during that period, councillor James Clinton, was brought in as cabinet member for public health.

Stalwart councillor David Stanley, who has held a number of cabinet positions in the past, will be cabinet member for children’s services and education.

Councillor Ian Bevan has moved portfolios to cabinet member for housing and communities while councillor Simon Phipps makes a return as cabinet member without portfolio.

Norton councillor Steve Clark remains as cabinet member for finance and legal, while councillor Damian Corfield continues as cabinet member for highways and environment, with councillor Phil Atkins staying as cabinet member for corporate strategy.

Cllr Harley, council leader, said: “I have carefully chosen the right people to continue the work to date in delivering services for people across the borough.

“There is also lots more to do to build on millions of pounds worth of regeneration which are on track Including the Midland Metro, the university campus in Dudley and many more, which are really starting to change the landscape.

“We also have the tough task of steering the council through some very serious financial pressures, but I firmly believe have the right people in place to do that.”

The council also agreed a new shadow cabinet led by Councillor Pete Lowe.

Councillor Judy Foster remains as deputy leader (also looking after human resources, EDI and legal).

Councillor Shaukat Ali will keep an eye on finance and digital, with councillor Adam Aston heading up the health and wellbeing shadow brief.

Stalwart councillor Sue Ridney is shadow member for children’s services, young people and families, with Cathy Cathy Bayton looking after the climate change and environment brief.

Councillor Jackie Cowell is the shadow member for housing, communities and leisure, with councillor Keiran Casey keeping an eye on highways and street scene.

Councillor Shaneila Mughal is the shadow member for commercialisation, procurement and audit, with councillor Parmjit Sahota overseeing regeneration, skills and employment for the Dudley Labour Group.