Bridgend CBC Labour Group: Cllr Huw David confirmed as Leader once again, with a new deputy, Cllr Jane Gebbie

Following the Annual General Meeting of the Bridgend County Borough Council Labour Group, the twenty-six Labour councillors from across the borough have appointed Cllr Huw David as Leader of the Group and expect him to be confirmed as the Leader of Bridgend County Borough Council at the Council AGM at 3pm, 18th May 2022.

At the Labour Group AGM, a contest for the leadership took place between the incumbent, Cllr David and long-standing council member, Cllr Martyn Jones. The election process was carried out according to the Standing Orders of the Labour Group, with advice from Welsh Labour.

Commenting on the close-run contest, Labour Group Leader, Cllr Huw David said:

“It is a tremendous honour to be returning to my role as the Leader of the Labour Group within the council for another term. There is no denying that this contest has shown I need to do more to bring our group together, to unite in delivering our manifesto for the people of Bridgend. I’d like to thank Martyn, and I look forward to working with him over the next year as he takes up his new role of Mayor.”

Cllr Martyn Jones also commented:

“Huw has my full support as Leader of the Council for the next five years. We know that there is much to do to develop public confidence and to deliver on our manifesto pledges. I look forward to offering my support to Huw to deliver this in my role as the Mayor of the County Borough.”

The group also elected Cllr Jane Gebbie as the new Deputy Leader following a contest with outgoing deputy, Cllr Hywel Williams. This election was completed following a single ballot of the 26 members.

Deputy Group Leader, Cllr Jane Gebbie commented:

“I am thrilled to take up the post of deputy leader in the new administration. I look forward to working closely with Huw David and his cabinet to provide the best service for the people of our excellent borough.”

Both the Leader and the Deputy Leader expressed their thanks and admiration for the work of Cllr Hywel Williams as Deputy Leader over the last 6 years.


Image credit: Jane Gebbie, Facebook