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Leader of Carlisle City Council appointed

A new Leader of Carlisle City Council has been appointed following the sudden death of Councillor Joe Hendry in May.

Councillor Colin Glover was appointed by fellow councillors at their full council meeting.

“It is a privilege to have been appointed to serve as Leader of Carlisle City Council and to continue the work to deliver the ambitious vision that began under Joe’s leadership.

"The City of Carlisle is a special place and we have every reason to feel confident about our future.

"I am looking forward to working with all our businesses, communities and partners as we write the next chapter in the story of Carlisle together."

– Councillor Colin Glover, Leader of Carlisle City Council

Councillor Glover is a ward councillor for Currock and has previously served as the Deputy Leader of the Council. He was also the Portfolio holder for Economy and Enterprise.

The new Leader has appointed Councillor Elsie Martlew to be the new Deputy Leader of the Council and Councillor Heather Bradley will join the Executive as Portfolio Holder for Economy and Enterprise.