Shropshire Council elects Lezley Picton new Leader
Councillor Lezley Picton was today (Thursday 20 May 2021) elected as the new Leader of Shropshire Council, at the annual general meeting of the full Council.
“I am deeply honoured, humbled and thrilled to this morning have been elected as the new Leader of Shropshire Council.
“I am very much about listening to those who we serve and have a stake in all we do, whether this is our residents, our businesses, our communities and partners and our staff.
“There is much to do and, together with my Cabinet, we will be working very hard to continue promoting a healthy population and building a healthy economy for Shropshire.
“And truly, there’s never been a better time to start afresh as Lockdown eases and we look forward to what I expect to be a long recovery from the pandemic. There are many challenges ahead, but most importantly more opportunities that together we must harness.
“My mantra is to be a Leader who listens. It’s also very important to get the basics of what we do right, because this is what many people expect from us.”