The Leader of Wyre Forest District Council, Councillor Marcus Hart, has today (Wednesday 11 May) unveiled a new member of his Cabinet.
Councillor Tracey Onslow has been appointed as Cabinet Member for Planning and Economic Regeneration with effect from 13 May. She replaces Councillor John-Paul Campion who has resigned with effect from 12 May on taking up his role as Police and Crime Commissioner for West Mercia.
Councillor Onslow represented the Sutton Park ward on the District Council from 2007 to May 2015 and was elected to represent the Blakebrook & Habberley South Ward in a by-election in September 2015. She was previously a member of the Cabinet from 2008 to 2012.
Councillor Hart said “I am delighted to appoint Tracey Onslow to my Cabinet. Her business and previous Cabinet experience will stand her in good stead in taking on the responsibilities of the post, and she has a strong knowledge of planning and economic regeneration issues. There are several important regeneration projects which Tracey will now lead, such as the Kidderminster Eastern Gateway and the redevelopment of the site of Crown House.”
“I would also like to pay tribute to John-Paul Campion, who served the District Council in a succession of Cabinet roles since 2004, including as Leader from 2007 to 2014. He demonstrated throughout his commitment and passion to Wyre Forest. I valued his wise counsel when I became Leader in 2014, and I have accepted his resignation with a heavy heart. My Cabinet colleagues and I will miss John’s contribution to our discussions. We wish him well in his important new role as Police and Crime Commissioner, and look forward to a positive working relationship with him.”