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City Council appoints new leader
Date of article: 02-Sep-10
Article By: Newcastle City Council
Councillor David Faulkner has been officially appointed as new Leader of the Executive and City Council.
Councillor Faulkner, Deputy Leader from 2006, officially replaced Councillor John Shipley at a meeting of the City Council on Wednesday 1 September.
David won the Elswick seat in 1973 and remained on the council until 1978. He came back on to the Council in 2004 to represent Fawdon ward and served as Executive Member for Culture, Libraries and Sport from 2004-2006.
He will take up his duties with immediate effect.
Councillor Anita Lower, Executive Member for Neighbourhoods and Public Protection, will serve as Deputy Leader.