COUNCIL leader Paul Lakin has chosen his new slimline Cabinet — with four of the old guard losing out.
Cllrs Gerald Smith, Ken Wyatt, Rose McNeely and Amy Rushforth have lost their places to make way for two new faces.
Cllr Christine Beaumont will be in charge of children and education services, while Cllr Maggie Godfrey takes over neighbourhoods.
Adult social care remains under Cllr John Doyle, who has seen health added to his portfolio. Cllr Dominic Beck retains his responsibility for business growth and regeneration.
Cllr Mahroof Hussain moves from communities and cohesion to the environment.
Cllr Lakin was confirmed as leader on Wednesday, with Cllr Emma Hoddinott as deputy.
Reducing the Cabinet by two posts — and scrapping councillors’ foreign visits — will fund a £120,000 pot for victims of child sexual exploitation.