Thursday, December 1, 2022

New Streamlined Thurrock Council cabinet unveiled in troubled borough

TODAY (29 September 2022), Cllr Mark Coxshall announced his new team at Thurrock Council.

Coming into the Cabinet today is Cllr Graham Snell who represents Corringham & Fobbing ward and will take on the Finance portfolio. He had previously served as Leader of the Thurrock Independents before joining the Conservatives in 2018. Councillors across all parties have spoken positively about Cllr Snell’s impact on Thurrock politics. He will now focus his proven track record of forensic analysis to get the Council’s finances back on track. 

New Leader of Thurrock Conservatives, Cllr Mark Coxshall, said: “In light of Cllr’s Rob Gledhill and Shane Hebb choosing to step down from Cabinet, I have asked Cllr Graham Snell to push forwards with our plan to bring power at the Council back into the hands of elected councillors. I look forward to working with all members of this new Cabinet and know that each of them is firmly committed to making Thurrock the best it can be.” 

“Reducing the Cabinet to 9 members will achieve a more streamlined approach. I would like to now offer the vacant Chairmanship of the Corporate Overview & Scrutiny Committee to the Leader of the Labour Group.” 

The New Cabinet

Cllr Mark Coxshall (Acting Leader & Cabinet Member for Growth) 

Cllr Deborah Arnold (Acting Deputy Leader & Cabinet Member for Adults & Health) 

Cllr Graham Snell (Cabinet Member for Finance) 

Cllr Andrew Jefferies (Cabinet Member for the Environment) 

Cllr Barry Johnson (Cabinet Member for Children & Education) 

Cllr Luke Spillman (Cabinet Member for Housing) 

Cllr Ben Maney (Cabinet Member for Transport & Public Safety) 

Cllr Qaisar Abbas (Cabinet Member for Culture & Communities) 

Cllr Jack Duffin (Cabinet Member for Central Services) 

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