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Green Councillor leaves City Council Cabinet

John Freeman
Green Party councillor Jane Fletcher has stepped down from her position on the City Council's cabinet and a new member, again from the Greens, will be elected at a full Council meeting next week.

In a statement, the Green Party told virtual-lancaster Jane has recently started a full time course training to be a solicitor and does not feel she has the amount of time to give to Cabinet as the role deserves.

Regrettably, she is stepping down so that a colleague with more time can take over for the next few months until the local elections in May.

"I will be very sorry to lose Jane," says Jane's Green Party colleague on cabinet, Coun Jon Barry. "Over the past two years, she has worked well in her roles in the Council's Leisure Services and with the voluntary sector organisations. She is a very good communicator and she will be a big loss to cabinet."

The election of a new Cabinet member is just part of a busy Council meeting that will also discuss a proposal to reduce the number of local councillors from 60 to 40, the council's budget and finances, and a Leader's Report from Coun Stuart Langhorn which includes the information that last November's much re-organised Fireworks display generated an estimated £400,000 for the local economy.

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