Details of the new Conservative-led administration for the Vale of Glamorgan Council won’t be released until next week – but PDN understands that Sully Independent, Councillor Bob Penrose, may be offered a seat on the new council’s cabinet.
Cllr Penrose was not available for comment today – and it’s not yet known how many Vale councillors will be appointed to the council’s ruling cabinet under Conservative Leader John Thomas .
There is also speculation that the new Vale Cabinet line-up could include former Conservative Leader Cllr Gordon Kemp (Conservative Rhoose) who won his Rhoose seat back after being ousted in 2012.
However it is understood that neither of the two new Penarth Conservative councillors elected to the Vale Council – Cllr Ben Gray and Cllr Kathryn McCaffer (both Plymouth Ward) – have been offered cabinet roles.
Under the previous Labour administration in the Vale Council there were originally 7 members of the cabinet – including the council leader – but this was reduced to 6 when Cllr Rob Curtis resigned, and a further cabinet seat was removed when former Deputy Leader Cllr Stuart Egan (who has now retired) became Vale Mayor.
A new Vale of Glamorgan Mayor will be elected next week.