The Labour group on Brighton and Hove City Council has had a reshuffle after the departure of deputy council leader Nick Childs.
Councillor Childs stood down as deputy leader and as chair of the council’s Children, Young People and Skills Committee after he was criticised for sending his daughter to Roedean School.
The newly elected councillor had spoken out against “privatising” schools after the government ordered that Moulsecoomb Primary School should become an academy.
His place as chair of the Children, Young People and Skills Committee will be taken by Councillor John Allcock, who will switch from chairing the council’s Housing Committee.
Councillor Allcock also becomes deputy leader of the Labour group immediately. Labour is the largest political group on the council and heads a minority administration.
He is expected to be confirmed formally as the new deputy leader of the council too when the next full council meeting takes place in about six weeks’ time.
Labour said that Councillor Gill Williams would move from being deputy chair of the Planning Committee to chair of the Housing Committee.
She will be replaced as the deputy chair of the Planning Committee by Councillor Childs.
Labour said: “The Labour administration has agreed new roles for autumn.
“The chair roles will be approved at the next Housing and CYPS committees.”
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