New Huntingdonshire leader cuts three cabinet posts

The new leader at a Cambridgeshire council is to cut back cabinet posts from nine to six and reallocate responsibilities to cut costs.

Jason Ablewhite has decided to take responsibility for economic growth at Tory-led Huntingdonshire Council.

His deputy Nick Guyatt takes on planning, employment, transport, green issues and leisure.

Lib Dem opposition leader Peter Downes said the cabinet cut was a proposal made last year.

Seven members of the previous cabinet have lost their posts and some have left the council.

The remainder of the council responsibilities are to be announced when Mr Ablewhite takes over running of the Conservative council on 18 May.

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