New Leader for South Derbyshire District Council
Councillor Kevin Richards (Labour) has become Leader of South Derbyshire District Council following a vote at a council meeting held last week (Thursday 14 January).
Councillor Richards represents the Newhall and Stanton ward and was first elected as a councillor in 1997.
On taking up the role of Leader, Councillor Richards said: “What an enormous privilege and honour it is to be trusted with the position of Leader of the Council and I am deeply conscious of the responsibility and expectations needed for such office.”
Councillor Richards replaces Councillor Martyn Ford (Conservative) as Leader.
Councillor Ford remains a councillor representing Willington and Findern ward.
The Council now consists of 15 Labour councillors, 12 Conservative councillors, five Independent Group councillors and one councillor not belonging to a political group. There are also currently three vacancies for councillors.
19 January 2021