Council leader steps down from role

The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority
The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority

The Executive Leader of Huntingdonshire District Council, Councillor Robin Howe, is stepping down from his post to focus full-time on his role as Deputy Mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority.

Councillor Howe said: “The role I fill as Deputy Mayor of the Combined Authority is taking over an ever-increasing amount of my time and in my opinion should be a full-time role, as it is for the Mayor. The Mayor is fully behind my decision and whilst I do regret that I shall be unable to oversee the programme of reforms I have begun at HDC in the last 15 months, my new full-time role will be an exciting and challenging one.” A new Executive Leader will be appointed next week.