Lord Mayor steps up to public health cabinet job after former boss resigns

A NEW public well being chief has been put in at Oxfordshire County Council, after the earlier one stood down as a consequence of a criticism.

The new cupboard member for public well being and equalities shall be Mark Lygo, the Labour county councillor for Marston and Northway in Oxford.

He joined the Oxfordshire Fair Deal Alliance’s Cabinet simply earlier than its first formal assembly on Tuesday, June 22, changing Damian Haywood, who stood down final week.

He mentioned: “Clearly the position of cupboard member for public well being is essential one at any time however all of the extra so after we are nonetheless within the midst of a pandemic. Equality and serving to form resilient communities in co-operation with accomplice businesses are additionally main priorities for the brand new administration and shall be central to my new position.

“I’m wanting ahead to embarking on this fascinating and difficult position.”

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Mr Lygo can also be an Oxford City Councillor and the present Lord Mayor of Oxford.

In his position as Lord Mayor he’s operating a health and exercise marketing campaign referred to as Move with Mayor Mark.

His predecessor Mr Haywood stood down from the position on the finish of final week as a result of a criticism had been made in opposition to him.

He has mentioned he plans to remark publicly on his cause for standing down as soon as the criticism has been resolved.

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