Changes to leadership at West Berkshire Council

Published: 25 January 2024

Councillor Lee Dillon has announced he is taking a sabbatical from the role of Leader of the Council, with effect from Thursday 1 February, so that he can put himself forward as a candidate at the next general election.  He will continue to sit on the Executive where he will be involved in key decisions and discussions, and he will remain the portfolio holder for Public Safety.

Councillor Jeff Brooks, currently the Deputy Leader, will become Acting Leader and will take on the responsibilities of the role.

The new arrangements will remain in place until after the general election, which must be held by January 2025, and will then be reviewed.