Transport Committee Has New Chair And Vice Chair

New Chair, Dudley Mumford

The Council’s Transport Strategy Committee has a new Chair.

Councillor Dudley Mumford was voted into the role following a nomination by Councillor Marian Bennett.

But the Vice Chair role went to a vote after both Marian and Councillor Chris Thomas were put forward. They received four votes each, leaving the new Chair, Dudley with the casting vote.

Dudley said that Marian had done invaluable work over the past few months on the transport report but, in the end, Councillor Thomas had, “vast experience of sea-going matters,” being a past sailor, so felt Chris was more suited to the role.

And so Chris was elected as Vice Chair by five votes to four.