THE new Vale of Glamorgan Council leader has been announced.

Cllr Lis Burnett – who was previously deputy leader - has taken on the role after being voted in at the council’s annual meeting on May 23. She is also in charge of ‘performance and resources’, which covers financial services, digital transformation and strategic regeneration.

Cllr Bronwen Brooks will take up the position of deputy leader and will be cabinet member for sustainable places.

Cllr Burnett said: “I’m delighted to have been elected the new leader of the Vale of Glamorgan Council.

“This is an exciting time as we look to press ahead with delivering our ambitious manifesto which includes big infrastructure projects alongside a commitment to regeneration and our project zero initiative to become carbon neutral.”

Also, in the eight-person cabinet alongside the leader and deputy leader is Cllrs Eddie Williams and Margaret Wilkinson who retain their roles in the cabinet from the previous term. They will hold the cabinet member roles for social care and health and public sector housing and tenant engagement respectively.


Cllr Rhiannon Birch is cabinet member for education, arts and Welsh language while Cllr Mark Wilson has responsibility for neighbourhood and building services.

Cllr Ruba Sivagnanam is in charge of community engagement, equalities and regulatory services. Cllr Gwyn John is cabinet member for leisure, sport and wellbeing.

On the new cabinet, Cllr Burnett said: “The new cabinet reflects my desire for better gender balance and diversity, not just in politics but all positions of power.

“It is important that an area’s political leadership properly represents the people it serves and that will be a key consideration moving forwards.

“Much has been achieved in the Vale over recent years, but there is still a lot more to do.

“Public participation will be central to future change, with residents being actively involved in the decisions that affect them.”