Two weeks on from the latest South Gloucestershire Council election, the Conservative majority has unveiled its new look cabinet.

The council has taken on a new look, with the number of councillors being cut to 61. Before the election the Conservatives had 38 councillors, this has now become 33, with the Lib Dems on 17 and Labour 11.

The party stressed their is an optimistic mood as their percentage majority control in the council remains at around 54%.

Now the council has revealed its new look Cabinet that will be making decisions over the next four years.

Cllr Toby Savage remained Leader of the Council with Cllr Jon Hunt continuing as Deputy Leader and cabinet member for children and young people after being unanimously elected.

Cllr Steve Reade will be taking on the position for planning, transport and strategic environment with fellow Boyd Valley councillor Ben Stokes in the modified role of adult and public health services.

Cllr Rachael Hunt has taken up her role of cabinet member for communities whilst newly-elected member Cllr Ben Burton has taken up his role of cabinet member for corporate resources after Rob Creer lost his seat by 12 votes.

The cabinet position for schools, skills and employment will now be filled by Cllr Erica Williams, who has also joined Cllr Jon Hunt as Conservative Group Deputy Leaders.

Cllr Toby Savage, Leader of South Gloucestershire Council said: “This election has been hard-fought, with a lot of focus being drawn towards national issues, so I am pleased by the outcome and that the public continue to put their confidence in us and how we have run the Council over the past four years.

“I want to thank every resident who cast their vote, regardless of who they voted for, and I want to show my appreciation to our fantastic Conservative candidates for their hard work on this campaign.

“I am proud we now have a fantastic team in place, offering a strong mix of fresh enthusiasm and valuable experience, both in the Conservative Group as a whole, and in the newly-formed Cabinet.

"Our focus now is to look to the next four years and continue our work in unlocking South Gloucestershire’s potential.”