Paul Foster appointed as Leader of South Ribble Borough Council

Following the recent local elections, Councillor Paul Foster has been appointed as leader of South Ribble Borough Council.

The head of the South Ribble Labour Group was appointed to the role after making an agreement with the Liberal Democrats.

A joint statement was issued by Paul and Councillor David Howarth, the Leader of the South Ribble Liberal Democrat Group, confirming that the Liberal Democrat Group have agreed a ‘Supply & Confidence’ arrangement with the Labour team, enabling the Labour Group to be in a position to form the new administration for the next four years.

Councillor Mick Titherington has been appointed as deputy leader, while the official Mayor Making ceremony saw Councillor Harry Hancock take on the role, with Councillor Jane Bell appointed as deputy mayor.

Paul Foster said: “We have many exciting policy initiatives, and without doubt the council and residents will notice a significant and positive change of direction.

The next four years are going to be some of the most exciting this borough has ever experienced.

“There is much for us to do, and we have already commenced reviews into critical services and opportunities. Rest assured, the next four years in South Ribble are going to be some of the most exciting this borough has ever experienced.

“Together we will make a real difference, with South Ribble being a fairer, safer, healthier and happier place for all.”