Councillors, Executive, Political control, Constitution and Webcasting

Executive Members

Cllr James Jamieson (link opens in new window) was re-elected Leader of the Council following the Full Council meeting held in Priory House, Chicksands on Thursday, 19 May 2016.

Changes to political posts

Changes to key political posts on Central Bedfordshire Council were announced at the authority’s annual meeting.

Cllr Steve Dixon (link opens in new window) has taken over from Cllr Mark Versallion (link opens in new window) as Executive Member for Education and Skills. Cllr Versallion who held the role for five years is moving to become Chair of the Children’s Services Overview and Scrutiny Committee.

In addition to his Education and Skills role, Cllr Dixon will continue to be a lead councillor for Property and Asset Management with the Executive Member for Corporate Resources.

The role of Deputy Executive Member for Education and Skills is also changing. Cllr Gary Tubb (link opens in new window) will now take on this role, paving the way for Cllr Ian Dalgarno (link opens in new window) to return to the role of Deputy Executive Member for Community Services, supporting Cllr Brian Spurr (link opens in new window)

Cllr Andrew Turner (link opens in new window) has stepped down from the Executive and his Stronger Communities portfolio is being split. Cllr Tracey Stock (link opens in new window) will be Deputy Executive Member for Stronger Communities and will move to support Executive Member for Corporate Resources, Cllr Richard Wenham (link opens in new window).

Cllr Caroline Maudlin (link opens in new window) assumes responsibility for mainstream volunteering and will be a Deputy for Cllr Carole Hegley (link opens in new window), Executive Member for Housing and Social Care.

All other Executive posts remain unchanged.


The Executive (link opens in new window) and designation of responsibilities, which Central Bedfordshire Council’s political arrangements are determined by the Leader of the Council.

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