Cornwall Council Leader John Pollard has appointed Jim McKenna as the new Cabinet Member for Health and Adult Care. The appointment follows the resignation of Judith Haycock earlier this month.

Mr McKenna, the independent member for Penzance Promenade, is currently the Chairman of the Council’s Health and Social Care Scrutiny Committee. He will take up his new role on Tuesday, 6 May.

John Pollard said “I am very pleased to welcome Jim to the cabinet. He has done an excellent job in chairing the Health and Social Care Scrutiny Committee over the past twelve months.

“I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Judith for everything she has done. Judith worked hard to develop the care and support we provide for adults in Cornwall. She has also brought her good judgement and a thoughtful approach to Cabinet “.

Jim McKenna said: “I am delighted to have been appointed as the cabinet member for health and adult care. I am really looking forward to taking on what is a very challenging role.

“I would like to thank Judith for her work over the last 12 months and for her help and advice. I am looking forward to meeting as many staff and partners as possible over the next few weeks. “