JIM Dodds has been chosen as the new leader of Kirklees Council's Conservative party.
Denby Dale representative Clr Dodds was chosen at a meeting this afternoon.
He takes over from Robert Light who stepped down from the post on Tuesday.
Martin Bolt, who represents Mirfield, is the new deputy leader.
The Conservative party was recently ousted from power in Kirklees and replaced by a Labour-Liberal Democrat coalition.
More details to follow.