Council chairman elected to office

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Carl Etholen has been elected as the new chairman of Bucks County Council.

Conservative Mr Etholen, who represents Ridgeway West and lives in Saunderton, takes over from the departing Marion Clayton.

His deputy is Zahir Mohammed.

Half of leader Martin Tett’s cabinet contains new people, including Grendon Underwood’s Angela Macpherson taking on children’s services and Great Brickhill’s Janet Blake assuming responsibility for transport

Deputy cabinet members were elected for the first time.