Conservative Council announces new appointments

Following our success at the polls on 7th May which resulted in the Conservative Group increasing its share of the number of Dartford Borough Council seats to 34, some new appointments have been announced to the Council leadership.

Councillor Chris Shippam, re-elected in Town ward, was appointed Deputy Leader of the Council. First elected in 2007, Cllr Shippam retain the portfolio responsibility for the Town Centre.

Promoted to the Cabinet is Councillor Keith Kelly. First elected for Greenhithe in 2011, Cllr Kelly is now responsible for Transport and Infrastructure.

Appointments in full:


Councillor Jeremy Kite

Deputy Leader, Strategic Service Provision & Town Centre

Councillor Chris Shippam

Strategic Council Finances & Major Capital Projects

Councillor Andy Lloyd

Community Development

Councillor Ann Allen

Front Line Services, Customer Champion & Housing

Councillor Pat Coleman

Transport & Infrastructure

Councillor Keith Kelly

Events, Leisure & Heritage

Councillor Patsy Thurlow

Lead Members Councillor Arron Bardoe: Waste, Recycling & Household Services Councillor Steve Brown: Arts, Sport & Recreation Councillor Matthew Davis: High Street Revival & Town Centre Councillor Calvin McLean: Enforcement & Community Safety Councillor David Mote: Grants & Community Development Councillor Marilyn Peters: Health & Wellbeing Councillor Brian Read: Swanscombe, Paramount & Ebbsfleet Garden City Regeneration Councillor Avtar Sandhu MBE: Business & Enterprise Councillor Richard Wells: Resident Communications & Consultation

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