County council Conservatives announce new leader

Pictured at Derbyshire County Council is outgoing Conservative leader Andrew Lewer MBE MEP. right, congratulating incoming leader Cllr Barry Lewis with Deputy Group Leader Cllr Simon Spencer.

Pictured at Derbyshire County Council is outgoing Conservative leader Andrew Lewer MBE MEP. right, congratulating incoming leader Cllr Barry Lewis with Deputy Group Leader Cllr Simon Spencer.

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Derbyshire County Council Conservative Group has elected a new Leader, Councillor Barry Lewis, following the European elections which saw their outgoing leader Councillor Andrew Lewer elected as an MEP for the East Midlands.

Barry Lewis, 43, of Wessington, was unanimously elected as Group Leader at the party’s AGM today, Wednesday, May 28, and will be supported by re-elected Deputy Leader Cllr Simon Spencer of Ashbourne and new Group Secretary Cllr Jocleyn Street, of Bagshaw, Chapel-en-le-Frith, who will also take a Shadow Cabinet role.

Cllr Lewis said: “It is a great honour and humbling to be elected as Group Leader for Derbyshire County Conservatives, especially following on from a skilful leader like Andrew.

 

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