Marcus Hart becomes Wyre Forest District Council leader

Kidderminster Shuttle: Marcus Hart made Wyre Forest District Council leader Marcus Hart made Wyre Forest District Council leader

MARCUS Hart has been voted the new leader of Wyre Forest District Council.

The Conservative councillor and former deputy leader of the authority was installed at a meeting tonight - which was called after previous leader councillor John Campion stepped down 13 days ago.

He was the only person standing for the position and received 24 votes for, six against and eight abstentions from the 38 councillors in the council chamber at Wyre Forest House.

Mr Hart’s first move as leader was to install fellow Tory councillor Nathan Desmond as deputy leader and Mr Campion as cabinet member for economic prosperity. Other cabinet positions remain the same.

Fellow councillors including Liberals Fran Oborski and Mike Price and Labour’s Howard Martin paid tribute to the former leader and wished him well for the future.

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8:58pm Wed 2 Apr 14

mark.lawley says...

Mr Hart is a controversial cllr - so it will be interesting how his leadership marks it stamp on wyre forest!
Mr Hart is a controversial cllr - so it will be interesting how his leadership marks it stamp on wyre forest! mark.lawley
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4:12am Thu 3 Apr 14

Bluenose182 says...

Marcus Hart and Nathan Desmond are up their own backsides, like most of wyre forest councillors.
Marcus Hart and Nathan Desmond are up their own backsides, like most of wyre forest councillors. Bluenose182
  • Score: 15

10:03am Thu 3 Apr 14

Wagtail59 says...

A Wyre Forest version of musical chairs, without a chair being taken away.
A Wyre Forest version of musical chairs, without a chair being taken away. Wagtail59
  • Score: 13

10:33pm Thu 3 Apr 14

Skijumper says...

It just goes from bad to worse.Whatever happened to quality?
It just goes from bad to worse.Whatever happened to quality? Skijumper
  • Score: 8

1:11pm Sun 6 Apr 14

John Herbert Smith says...

Isn't this the same person that made national news by climbing up a statue?

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Isn't this the same person that made national news by climbing up a statue? http://www.dailymail .co.uk/news/article- 1029098/Pictured-The -Mayor-got-drunk-cli mbed-pole-celebrate- friends-birthday.htm l John Herbert Smith
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