Geoffrey Theobald has become the leader of the opposition Conservative group on Brighton and Hove City Council.
He replaced Mary Mears at the annual meeting of the city’s Conservative councillors last night (Monday 9 May).
Garry Peltzer Dunn and Denise Cobb are the two new deputy leaders, replacing Brian Oxley and Dee Simson.
The meeting came just three days after the local election results were announced with the Greens overtaking the Tories to become the biggest political group on the council.
The Greens picked up ten seats to finish with 23 leaving them five short of a majority.
The Conservatives lost seven seats, ending up with 18. They become the main opposition group.
Labour has 13 seats – the same number that it had before the election. It made some gains from the Conservatives but lost seats to the Greens.