New appointments this week in UK politics, the civil service and public affairs

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2nd December 2019

Dods People draws together a list of appointments in Westminster politics, the devolved administrations and the public affairs sector in the last week.

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Departments of State:

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Suzanne Burke named as the interim Small Business Commissioner.

Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Christopher Campbell has been appointed Her Majesty's Ambassador to the Republic of Ecuador in succession to Katherine Ward.

Devolved Authorities:

Welsh Government

Welsh Industrial Development Advisory Board - Alun Jones, Ben Pritchard, Mark Rhydderch-Roberts, Nigel Morgan, Samantha Toombs and Sioned Edwards appointed as members.

Local Authorities:

Peterborough and Cambridgeshire Police and Crime Commissioner – Ray Bisby appointed to be Acting Police and Crime Commissioner until the 7th May election of a new PCC.

Gloucester City Council - Richard Cook replaced Paul James as Leader of the Council.

Argyll and Bute Council – Pippa Milne to become Chief Executive on 19th December.

West Sussex County Council – Nathan Elvery stood down as Chief Executive, and Lee Harris is in the role on an interim basis.

By-election Results 28th November

Oxfordshire county council – Pete Sudbury elected for Wallingford – Green gain (caused by the resignation of Independent councillor Lynda Atkins).

Wiltshire council – Jo Trigg elected for Trowbridge Lambrok – Liberal Democrat gain (caused by the resignation of Conservative councillor Deborah Halik).

North Norfolk council – Liz Withington elected for Sheringham North – Liberal Democrat hold (caused by the resignation of Liberal Democrat councillor Brian Hannah).


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Interest Groups

St John Cymru – Helen Smith named as Chief Executive, having been in the role on an interim basis.


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