13 December 2017

​Two new cabinet member roles have been created at Northamptonshire County Council to look at commercial development and local government reform.

Cllr Malcolm Longley will support the council’s work around income generation and maximising use of resources as part-time cabinet member for commercial development.

Cllr Bill Parker is taking up a short-term cabinet role responsible for exploring opportunities and consulting with stakeholders around local government reform, while Cllr Lizzy Bowen assumes Cllr Parker’s adult social care portfolio.

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Important roles

County council leader Cllr Heather Smith said: “I am delighted to announce these two new Cabinet roles, which both represent key areas of work for us going forward.

“Income generation and commercial development opportunities are becoming an increasingly important area for us as we look to make the most of our assets in the face of reducing government funding and growing demand pressures.

“Equally, we have long been calling for a more efficient and cohesive way of delivering local public services in Northamptonshire and I believe the new local government reform cabinet member will play an important role in bringing together all of the partner organisations and other stakeholders to find a way forward.

“I am confident that these appointments will together lead to more efficient ways of working and deliver better value for money for taxpayers.”