Under-fire Pembrokeshire education cabinet member moves roles in reshuffle
6:49pm Friday 11th January 2013 in News
There is to be a change at the top table of Pembrokeshire politics following yet more recent scathing reports.
Pembrokeshire County Council Leader, Councillor Jamie Adams, has announced that Councillor Huw George, Cabinet Member for Education and Welsh Language - who was the subject of a recent vote of no confidence - is exchanging roles with Councillor Ken Rowlands, the member responsible for Environmental and Regulatory Services.
“Following recent events, Councillor George has asked not to continue with his current responsibilities for Education” said the Leader.
“I have therefore decided to move Councillor Ken Rowlands to the position of Cabinet Member for Education.
“Councillor Rowlands is well qualified to undertake his new duties as he has spent a distinguished career in education, spending many years as a head teacher.
“Councillor Huw George will replace Councillor Rowlands as Cabinet Member for Environmental and Regulatory Services.”
The Leader added that Councillor George would retain his Cabinet responsibilities for the Welsh Language.
Councillor George said: “I have enjoyed working with our schools, teaching staff and pupils.
“I am grateful that the Pembrokeshire Ministerial Board is recognising the progress now being made in making the necessary improvements to our education service.
“I believe the time is right to draw a line in the sand and move forward, taking advantage of the fresh perspectives that a new face will offer.”