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Leader and Cabinet

The Leader of the Council is elected yearly at the annual meeting of the Council. The Leader appoints the Deputy Leader of the Council and the Cabinet. The Cabinet meet during the year to make decisions on services and to implement policies.  


Leader of the Council: Councillor Ian Moran
Email cllr.moran@westlancs.gov.uk

Including Corporate/Corporate Planning, Legal and Democratic Services, Press and Media Strategy, Community Strategy, Regeneration and Estates.

Cabinet members

The Leader has appointed the Cabinet members below with the following portfolios i.e. area of responsibility:

Councillor Yvonne Gagen - Deputy Leader,Leisure and Human Resources
Email: cllr.gagen@westlancs.gov.uk

Councillor Kevin Wright - Health and Community Safety
Email: cllr.wright@westlancs.gov.uk

Councillor John Hodson - Planning
Email: cllr.hodson@westlancs.gov.uk

Councillor Jennifer Forshaw- Housing and Landlord Services
Email: cllr.jforshaw@westlancs.gov.uk

Councillor Kevin Wilkie - Street Scene
Email: cllr.wilkie@westlancs.gov.uk

Councillor Adam Yates - Finance
Email: cllr.yates@westlancs.gov.uk

Councillor Claire Cooper - Communities and Older People
Email: cllr.cooper@westlancs.gov.uk

Further information

Further contact details can be found on the Council information system