Cllr Hall out of shadow portfolios

Councillor Paul Osborn, newly elected leader of the opposition Tory group on the council, has sensibly appointed shadow portfolio holders.

Tory shadow
One big change is that Cllr Hall, highly controversial previous leader of the Tory group who stepped down following our call ‘Time for Cllr Hall to step down’, is not even a shadow portfolio holder. Cllr Hall held the Environment/ shadow environment portfolios since 2006.
Another mature move is to give Cllr Hall’s previously held Environment portfolio to Cllr Ashton, who has been a candidate at the Tory group leadership elections and was kept away from the shadow positions under Cllr Hall’s leadership, for personal reasons.