Staffordshire County Council has a new deputy leader

STAFFORDSHIRE County Council has a new deputy leader, following the decision of Ian Parry (Stafford – Stone Rural) to quit the position

He is Alan White (Lichfield Rural East) who will continue as cabinet member for health, care and wellbeing.

He was elected deputy leader by members of the council’s Conservative group.

Coun Parry stood down last month to take up a new role with the Centre for Public Scrutiny.