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Cornwall Council leader announces details of new Council Cabinet

By Jo_Wood  |  Posted: October 23, 2012

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Cornwall Council leader announces details of new Council Cabinet

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The leader of Cornwall Council Jim Currie has announced details of the Council’s new Cabinet.

At today’s meeting of the full Council Mr Currie, who was elected as the Council’s Leader last week, announced that there will be 11 portfolio holders in the new Cabinet.

Leader: Jim Currie

Corporate Resources: Fiona Ferguson

Transportation, Highways and Environment Operations: Bert Biscoe

Economy and Regeneration: Steven Rushworth

Localism, Sustainability and Devolution: John Pollard

Children’s Services: Neil Burden

Housing and Planning: Mark Kaczmarek

Adult Care and Support: Armand Toms

Health & Wellbeing and Human Resources: Carolyn Rule

Community Safety and Public Protection: Lance Kennedy

Tourism, Culture and Leisure: Joan Symons

These cabinet members replace members who stepped down last week when leader Alec Robertson was removed after a vote of no confidence was taken by councillors.

The outgoing cabinet faced accusations of having a 'bunker' like mentality in not listening to the views of all councillors.

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  • roger_angove  |  October 25 2012, 4:14PM

    @ Doitdreckley I won't be running against anyone myself - too old for one thing. However, anyone standing as an independent on an 'anyone but the incumbent' ticket against any of the current crop of chancers who have reduced Cornwall Council to an institutionally corrupt ungovernable shambles before its first term has expired is in with a shout. I predict a lot of negative campaigning and a lot of sitting ducks for the cull.

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  • Doitdreckley  |  October 25 2012, 3:34PM

    Blimey, how about some fish to go with the massive chips on shoulders here? If you dont like messers Kaczmarek or Biscoe I suggest you run against them in May.

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  • Big_Ger  |  October 25 2012, 9:31AM

    This samcks of rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic.

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  • Doitdreckley  |  October 25 2012, 9:20AM

    Repitition of bad spelling and grammar by 'H Trevorow' are no substitute for the facts. Is the devolved assembly of London separate from the rest of the UK? Of course not. Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland all have varying levels of devolution and they also are still part of the UK. As for 'H Trevorow' and his 'argument' is does not seem unreasonable that a proportion of tax should be retained in the area that it is raised to relate activity to cost. Indeed, I would have thought all right wingers would recognise that as a point of principle. The 'real economy' of course is all around us. Cornwall has a varied economy with prospects.

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  • H_Trevorrow  |  October 25 2012, 1:05AM

    you've avided the issue tk here is the issue "The way i see it devolution is a first step to seperatism , whatever naughty naves like Biscoe would have us believe. When you are taxed at a national level and that tax descion and administaration of said taxes is removed by a sub level of administration, who are not responsible for running the real economy, you end up in situation where you must either take the next step of full independence and or tax raising powers or live in a limbo land where, whatever the national tax rates, your local goverment/ assembly are making decisions divorced from reality. More importantly is the deception that we are being moved along this journey toward this situation and have never , as an adult responsible voting public, been asked our opinion. I am tempted to have a walk round Moresk Truro, Biscoe's patch, and find out how many people there are aware of Bert's seperatist stance.''""

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  • Truro_Kernow  |  October 25 2012, 12:43AM

    Can anyone make any sense of 'H_Trevorrow's' posting? Some of the words are barely intelligible and may not even be in his mother tongue.

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  • H_Trevorrow  |  October 25 2012, 12:35AM

    i refer you to the answer i gave earlier ''"The way i see it devolution is a first step to seperatism , whatever naughty naves like Biscoe would have us believe. When you are taxed at a national level and that tax descion and administaration of said taxes is removed by a sub level of administration, who are not responsible for running the real economy, you end up in situation where you must either take the next step of full independence and or tax raising powers or live in a limbo land where, whatever the national tax rates, your local goverment/ assembly are making decisions divorced from reality. More importantly is the deception that we are being moved along this journey toward this situation and have never , as an adult responsible voting public, been asked our opinion. I am tempted to have a walk round Moresk Truro, Biscoe's patch, and find out how many people there are aware of Bert's seperatist stance.''"

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  • Truro_Kernow  |  October 25 2012, 12:08AM

    By his own admission elsewhere, 'H_Trevorrow' is an assumed name of someone who is not Cornish nor desires to be such. His spelling, grammar, syntax and content says all one really needs to know of his views.

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  • Truro_Kernow  |  October 25 2012, 12:05AM

    I am a supporter of Councillor Bert Biscoe who is a popular and well liked representative and a very gifted individual. He is an Independent Councillor and a proponent of devolution for Kernow. Those who have consistently voted for him down the years are left in no doubt as to his stance. Councillor John Pollard is an excellent choice for the Devolution Portfolio. He is a Cornishman and an Independent from Hayle another town which proudlt flies our National flag of Saint Piran. Kernow kensa! Kernow bys vyken!

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  • poldice  |  October 24 2012, 11:59PM

    Looks like that Trevorrow character is even less popular than the deposed leader... the conservatives and right wingers are such nice huggable people! While 20% sounds a lot circa £14k is around the average Cornish wage so it is not the end of the world in the final analysis.

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