Today the city council held its AGM where the new Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress were installed, and the same for the Deputies. This was the first time a council meeting was undertaken online following new arrangements agreed by Government.
All Labour councillors attended the Annual Meeting safely from their own homes. The council also agreed its representation on committees and important roles on the council.
Labour is represented as follows:
- Cllr Stephen Morgan, Labour spokesperson for the Leader and Culture, Leisure and Economic Development portfolios
- Cllr Tom Coles, Labour spokesperson for the Resources portfolios and Deputy Group Leader
- Cllr Cal Corkery, Labour spokesperson for Housing and Community Safety portfolios
- Cllr Judith Smyth, Labour spokesperson for Children, Families and Education and Planning Policy and City Development portfolios
- Cllr George Fielding, Labour spokesperson for Environment and Climate Change
- Cllr Graham Heaney, Labour spokesperson for Traffic and Transportation and Health, Wellbeing and Social portfolios
Cllr Stephen Morgan said: “Council officers have worked tirelessly in recent weeks to drag the city council’s governance and decision-making processes into the 21st century in holding the first Annual Meeting online.
Using technology has helped keep important democratic processes going, and Labour are grateful for all those who made it happen today”.