Somerset

New Mendip District Council cabinet elected

Harvey Siggs, leader of Mendip District Council
Image caption Harvey Siggs has been the authority's leader since 2007

Councillor Harvey Siggs has been re-elected as leader of Mendip District Council.

Conservative Mr Siggs has been the authority's leader since 2007.

The new cabinet was voted in at a meeting on Monday night after the Tories retained control of the authority in local elections on 5 May.

Tom Killen takes over the role of deputy leader. Ron Forrest was voted in as chairman and John Coles as vice-chairman.

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