Corby Conservatives appoint new shadow cabinet

Rob McKellar hopes shadow cabinet members will bring their expertise to the role
Rob McKellar hopes shadow cabinet members will bring their expertise to the role

The Conservatives in Corby have announced the appointment of its shadow cabinet.

It is designed, the group says, to offer “fresh and alternative ‘pro-Corby’ ideas and policies,” as well as continue to hold the Labour administration to account.

Lead members within the cabinet include:

Cllr Kevin Watt - Culture, Leisure and Communities.

Cllr Bridget Watts - Environment, Planning and Rural Affairs.

Cllr Bob Rutt - Housing.

Cllr David Sims - Finance.

Cllr Rob McKellar, leader of the Opposition group, said: “There are busy times ahead for the new shadow cabinet who are already undertaking a huge amount of work to generate new policies and ideas to enhance services for people in Corby and its surrounding villages.

“Kevin is busy costing up proposals to expand the WeLoveCorby Tourism Programme to bring more leisure facilities to the area; Bridget is working on a strategy for improved street cleansing services; Bob is devising a plan to deliver council housing repairs quicker and to a higher standard, and David is looking into zero-hours contracts at Corby Council and across the town to give better terms and conditions to the local workforce.”

Cllr McKellar outlined his hopes that the new cabinet members would be able to use their personal professional experience to enhance their roles.

He said: “We are working hard to use the collective skills and experience of the new shadow cabinet to bring about new opportunities for Corby and the people living here.”

He added that the new cabinet would continue to meet regularly and hold surgeries with local people to listen to views and ideas.