By Cheshire East council - 21st March 2012 7:01am
A spokesman for Cheshire East Council said: "The Conservative Group has elected Councillor Michael Jones as its new Group Leader and Councillor David Brown as its Deputy Group Leader.
Councillor Wesley Fitzgerald remains the Leader of Cheshire East until May 16th, when the full Council will choose a new Leader.
Current Leader of Cheshire East Council Wesley Fitzgerald said: "I am pleased to say that I think Councillor Michael Jones will make an excellent Leader and am confident he will lead Cheshire East as its starts this new chapter.
"Once elected, the challenge for the new Leader is to form a new Cabinet and make the appointments necessary to give the utmost strength to the future policy making of the Council. We are now in this transitional period whilst we await the new Leader being voted in at the Council on May 16th."
Cheshire East Council Chief Executive Erika Wenzel said: "I look forward to working with the new Leader and Cabinet in carrying on the outstanding work of Wesley Fitzgerald."
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