'˜A strong and talented team' - Peterborough Labour Party announces new shadow cabinet

The Peterborough Labour Party has announced the composition of its new shadow cabinet.

Friday, 1st June 2018, 1:51 pm
Updated Tuesday, 19th June 2018, 10:28 am
Labour Party candidates and supporters before May's local elections outside the Town Hall with MP for Peterborough Fiona Onasanya EMN-180317-173251009

The shadow cabinet will scrutinise Conservative-controlled Peterborough City Council and develop alternative policies.

Aside from having portfolio roles to mirror the Conservative cabinet, Labour has also added a shadow cabinet member for the new University of Peterborough which is due to open in the autumn of 2022.

Leader of the council’s Labour group Cllr Shaz Nawaz said: “This is a strong team which leverages the talented people we have in our group.

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Labour group leader Cllr Shaz Nawaz

“Our councillors are caring, informed and passionate about making life better for the people of Peterborough.

“Each of these individuals has been carefully selected - they will effectively scrutinise the council’s work and challenge where appropriate. They will also develop an alternative set of policies.

“Labour will prove that we can run Peterborough in a fairer, more efficient and effective manner than the current administration.”

The shadow cabinet

Cllr Alan Dowson - Education

Cllr Aasiyah Joseph - Waste and Street Scene

Cllr Stuart Martin - Growth, Planning, Housing and Economic Development

Cllr Sam Hemraj - Public Health

Cllr Amjad Iqbal - Resources

Cllr Dennis Jones - Children’s Services

Cllr Mohammed Jamil - Communities

Cllr Matthew Mahabadi - University

Cllr Ansar Ali - Culture & Leisure.