Councillor Richard Brooks has been re-elected as leader of Surrey Heath Borough Council.

Cllr Brooks was voted in at the Full Council meeting on 15 May, 2019.

His appointment follows the Borough Council elections held on 2 May 2019.

Cllr Brooks, a Conservative who represents Town ward, had previously served as Leader of SHBC since February 2019.

Cllr Brooks said: “I am extremely proud to have been asked by my fellow councillors to continue the good work for Surrey Heath Borough Council. I would like to welcome all the new councillors on board, and thank those outgoing councillors who served in the previous term. I look forward to a productive four years, working hard for our Borough.”

Cllr Charlotte Morley (Watchetts) was appointed Deputy Leader.

The final make-up of the Borough Council following the election is:
18 Conservative
10 Liberal Democrat
4 Independent
2 Green Party
1 Labour

The Conservative Party are the largest group on the Council with 18 of the 35 seats, and retain control.

Cllr Brooks also announced the new Council Executive at the meeting. The Portfolio Holders are as follows:

Finance: Cllr Charlotte Morley
Places & Strategy: Cllr Dan Adams
Environment & Health: Cllr Vivienne Chapman
Planning & People: Cllr Adrian Page
Customer Experience & Digital: Cllr Paul Deach
Support & Safeguarding: Cllr Josephine Hawkins

A full list of the Council committee appointments can be seen at

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