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2. Leader of the Council and Group Leaders

The Leader and Deputy Leader of the council are appointed by the Annual Council Meeting.

The Group Leaders are appointed by the political groups represented on the council.

Leader and Deputy Leader of the Council

The Leader of the Council is usually the Group Leader of the largest political group represented on the council and is usually appointed for 4 years. The current Leader is Councillor Mark Hunter.

The Deputy Leader is Councillor Wendy Meikle.

Group Leaders

The Leader of the Liberal Democrat Group is Councillor Mark Hunter.

The Leader of the Labour Group is Councillor Elise Wilson.

The Leader of the Conservative Group is Councillor Mike Hurleston.

The Leader of the Independent Ratepayers Group is Councillor Anna Charles-Jones.

The Leader of the Green Party Group is Councillor Gary Lawson.