Latest civil service & public affairs moves — October 28

New appointments in the civil service, UK politics, and public affairs, via our colleagues at Dods People


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By Dods People

28 Oct 2019

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Government departments

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Neil Crompton has been appointed Her Majesty's ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, replacing Simon Collis in February.
  • Department of Health and Social Care: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency - Graeme Tunbridge has been appointed interim director of devices, replacing John Wilkinson, and Sarah Branch has been appointed interim director of vigilance and risk management of medicines.

House of Commons

  • Treasury Select Committee: Mel Stride was elected as chair.
  • Scottish Affairs Committee: Jamie Stone replaced Christine Jardine as a member.
  • European Scrutiny Committee: Kate Green discharged as a member.

House of Lords

  • Baroness Penn, Lord Parkinson of Whitley Bay and Baroness Sanderson of Welton were introduced as Conservative life peers, and Lord Woolley of Woodford was introduced as a Crossbench life peer.
  • The International Relations Committee became the International Relations and Defence Committee.

Devolved Authorities

  • Scottish Government: Creative Scotland – Iain Munro appointed as chief executive, having been in the role on an interim basis.

Local Authorities

  • Wakefield Council: Denise Jeffery to become the first female leader of the council
  • By-election Results 24 October: Daventry Council – Lauryn Harrington-Carter elected for Abbey North – Conservative gain from Labour (caused by the resignation of Labour councillor Aiden Ramsey); West Lindsey Council – Jane Ellis elected for Torksey – Conservative hold (caused by the resignation of Conservative councillor Stuart Kinch); South Ribble Council – Gareth Watson elected for Coupe Green and Gregson Lane – Conservative hold (caused by the resignation of Conservative councillor Sarah Whittaker); Flintshire Council – Kevin Rush elected for Bagillt West – Labour hold (caused by the resignation of Labour councillor Mike Reece); Powys Council – Jake Berriman elected for Llandrindod North – Liberal Democrat gain from Conservative (caused by the resignation of Independent councillor Gary Price – elected as a Conservative); Powys Council – Les Skilton elected for Newton South – Conservative hold (caused by the resignation of Conservative councillor Alan Morrison); Wiltshire Council – Nick Holder elected for Melksham Without South – Conservative hold (caused by the resignation of Conservative councillor Roy While); Devon county Council – Greg Sheldon elected for Heavitree and Whipton Barton – Labour hold (caused by the resignation of Labour councillor Emma Brennan).

Industry

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Interest Groups

  • Mencap: Edel Harris to replace Jan Tregelles as chief executive in early 2020.
  • Family Holiday Association: Kat Lee to become chief executive on 6 January.
  • Ypeople: Janet Haugh to replace Joe Connolly as chief executive.
  • Home-Start UK: Peter Grigg to replace Rob Parkinson as chief executive in January.
  • Pro Bono Economics: Matthew Whittaker to replace Julia Grant as chief executive.

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