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Leader of the Council

The Leader of the Council, Cllr Barry Rickman, is the Leader of the majority political group (Conservative) represented on the Council. He or she is elected annually by the Council. The Leader is Chairman of the Cabinet and appoints members to the Cabinet. He holds the Policy and Resources Portfolio on the Cabinet. His main roles and responsibilities include:

(a) leading the Council in the identification and implementation of its vision, values and strategic objectives;

(b) providing visible political leadership in the preparation and implementation of Council policies, strategies, budgets and service delivery;

(c) developing and implementing the Council's corporate plan, best value performance plan and community plan.

Email the Leader:- barry.rickman@newforest.gov.uk

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