New appointments this week in UK politics, the civil service and public affairs
Dods People draws together a list of appointments in Westminster politics, the devolved administrations and the public affairs sector in the last week.
Houses of Parliament:
House of Commons
Sam Gyimah joined the Liberal Democrats; he was previously sitting as an Independent MP.
Maggie Throup appointed as a Government Whip.
Rachel Maclean appointed as Parliamentary Private Secretary to Sajid Javid as Chancellor.
Government Actuary’s Department – Alison White and Ian Wilson began their roles as Non-executive Directors.
Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform committee – Finlay Carson elected as Deputy Convener.
Public Health Scotland – Angela Leitch to become Chief Executive of the new body.
Maidenhead Council – Simon Dudley resigned as Leader and David Coppinger took on the role in an interim basis.
St Helen’s Council - Mike Palin to stand down as Chief Executive next week.
East Lothian Council – Angela Leitch to stand down as Chief Executive in December.
By-election Results 19th September
Somerset West and Taunton Council – Derek Perry elected for Vivary – Liberal Democrat gain from Conservative. (caused by the resignation of Catherine Herbert).
Wiltshire Council – Suzanne Wickham elected for Ethandune – Conservative hold. (caused by the death of Jerry Wickham).
Canterbury Council – Ben Fitter-Harding elected for Chestfield – Conservative hold. (caused by the death of Jenny Samper).
Hammersmith and Fulham Council – Helen Rowbottom elected for Fulham Broadway – Labour hold. (caused by the resignation of Alan de’Ath who has taken a politically-restricted job).
Liverpool Council – William Shortall elected for Old Swan – Labour hold. (caused by the resignation of Peter Brennan after he shared a racist video on WhatsApp).
North Lanarkshire Council – Norah Mooney elected for Thorniewood – Labour hold. (caused by the resignation of Hugh Gaffney MP).
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Chartered Institute of Public Relations – Mandy Pearse chosen as the President-elect for 2020.
The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award – Ruth Marvel to become Chief Executive in November.
Mesothelioma UK – Guy Tewley appointed as Corporate Fundraising Officer.
The Cure Parkinson's Trust – Rick Lay appointed as Director of Fundraising and Marketing.
RBS – Alison Rose to become Chief Executive, replacing Ross McEwan on 1st November.
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