New leader of Calderdale Council

Coun Tim Swift.
Coun Tim Swift.

Labour have taken back control of Calderdale Council following today’s full council meeting.

Councillor Tim Swift has been appointed as the new leader of the authority, following a vote of 24-21.

Liberal Democrat and Independent councillors abstained from voting.

The move marks the second change in leadership of the council in less than a year after Coun Swift was ousted from his position as leader last year, following a vote of no confidence.