THE team which will lead Kirklees Council in the year ahead has been announced.
The Conservative-run Cabinet was elected at Wednesday's council annual meeting with support from Lib-Dem and Green councillors.
Clr Robert Light will continue as leader of the council for a second year. The 42-year-old was first elected to Kirklees in 1987.
He was re-elected for the Birstall and Birkenshaw ward in this month's election.
Clr Ken Sims carries on as Cabinet member for regeneration matters, but the Holme Valley South councillor has stepped down as deputy leader of the council.
That job goes to Clr Jim Dodds, who also retains the children's services job.
Cabinet newcomer Clr Elizabeth Smaje, from Birstall and Birkenshaw, takes the newly-created portfolio of leisure and neighbourhood services.
Clr Martyn Bolt will carry on with his environment and transport portfolio.
This means the Mirfield representative will continue to be responsible for bin collections and roads.
The safer and stronger communities portfolio has been retained by Clr Khizar Iqbal, of Dewsbury South.
Clr Margaret Bates, of Liversedge and Gomersal, will carry on as health and adult services member.
Clr David Hall, who also represents Liversedge and Gomersal, retains the finance and business services job.
Clr Andrew Palfreeman, from Birstall and Birkenshaw, takes the corporate services and governance brief.