New appointment welcomed by County Council Leader

Somerset County Council’s Leader has welcomed the appointment of the new Secretary of State with responsibility for local government.

Sajid Javid has today been assigned the Communities and Local Government brief by the new Prime Minister, Theresa May.

“We have been waiting with interest to see who picks up this very important post for local authorities,” said Councillor John Osman, Leader of Somerset County Council.

“I’m delighted with the appointment and look forward to working with Mr Javid on the many big opportunities and challenges that face local government, such as Devolution and the long-term funding of key services like adult social care.”