Councillor Ian Brookfield (pictured) has been elected as the new Leader of Wolverhampton Labour Group by Labour councillors.

The announcement was made at the group’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) this evening (Friday 3 May 2019). It follows Councillor Roger Lawrence’s decision to stand down as Leader earlier this year after 15 years in the role.

As leader-elect of the Council, he will be formally confirmed in post at the council’s Annual Meeting on 15 May. Councillor Lawrence will continue to be Council Leader until that time.

Councillor Peter Bilson was re-elected Deputy Leader of Wolverhampton Labour Group and Deputy Leader-elect of the City of Wolverhampton Council.