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4:55pm 18th June 2017
(Updated 4:55pm 18th June 2017)

Cornwall is being told we do not know what the new government will mean for frontline services.

The Council has announced its new cabinet, as the Prime Minister tries to form a minority government.

Leader Adam Paynter says the Duchy's priorities include adult social care and housing.

He told Pirate FM: "I think we're yet to know exactly what it means for local government.

"We were given a four funding plan from central government and we need to work within that, but equally last year we were given an extra £24m for adult social care. Things can and do change over time.

"There are lot of areas within Cornwall that don't have fair funding so that's something we can campaign on. As well as positive ideas we've got where our priorities aline with the government's priorities and we might be able to bring those areas together and bring more funding into Cornwall".

Members of the authority's new Cabinet and the allocation of the individual portfolios have also been confirmed.

The membership of the Cabinet, which reflects the alliance between the Independent and Liberal Democrat Groups to form the new administration, comprises five Liberal Democrats and five Independents.

The five Liberal Democrat councillors nominated to the Cabinet and their portfolio areas are:

  • Adam Paynter :(Launceston North and North Petherwin) - Leader 
  • Rob Rotchell : (Camelford) - Adults 
  • Geoff Brown : (Newquay Central) - Transport 
  • Edwina Hannaford : (Looe West, Lansallos and Lanteglos) - Neighbourhoods 
  • Sue James : (St Just in Penwith) - Environment and Public Protection.

The five Independent councillors nominated to the Cabinet are :

  • Julian German :(Roseland) - Deputy Leader and Resources 
  • Andrew Mitchell : (St Ives West) - Homes 
  • Mike Eathorne Gibbons :(Ladock, St Clement and St Erme) - Customers 
  • Bob Egerton : (Probus, Tregony and Grampound) - Planning and Economy 
  • Sally Hawken : (Liskeard East) - Children and Wellbeing

Adam said: "I am delighted to announce the Members of the Cabinet and the portfolios they will hold which reflect the balance of our priorities.

"The majority of the Cabinet are new to the role and will bring new ideas to the table.

"There is also a good spread geographically with councillors from across the duchy from Launceston and Liskeard in the East to St Just in the far West".

Deputy Leader Julian German added: "I am pleased that we have formed a talented Cabinet to take Cornwall Council forward in the best interests of the residents of Cornwall".

4:55pm 18th June 2017

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