Alan Melton makes first Fenland District Council Cabinet appointment - Christopher Seaton

NEW Fenland District Council Leader Alan Melton has today made his first Cabinet appointment – Councillor Christopher Seaton. Cllr Seaton s appointment was confirmed in an email sent by Cllr Melton to councillors this morning. It follows last night s extr

NEW Fenland District Council Leader Alan Melton has today made his first Cabinet appointment - Councillor Christopher Seaton.

Cllr Seaton's appointment was confirmed in an email sent by Cllr Melton to councillors this morning.

It follows last night's extraordinary full council meeting which saw Cllr Melton formally elected as council leader.

Cllr Seaton, who represents Roman Bank, joined the council at the last election in 2007 and fills the void left by Councillor Fred Yeulett.


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Cllr Melton said: "I have not yet allocated the specific portfolio to Chris and I will be having discussions with him about his interest and ambition shortly.

"Further appointments and changes are announced in due course."

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The appointment will come as a surprise to some, with many expecting senior roles for March garage owner John Clark who impressed councillors with his presentation at last Thursday's Conservative Leader election.

There is also expected to be senior roles for Wisbech councillor Roger Green and March councillor Jan French, a former planning committee chairman.

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