John Osman to become leader of Somerset County Council

Somerset County Gazette: Cllr John Osman Cllr John Osman

JOHN Osman will replace Ken Maddock as the leader of Somerset County Council, it was announced this afternoon (May 1).

Cllr Osman will be formally elected as leader of the Conservative group on May 16 following Mr Maddock's announcment that he would step down last month.

Mr Maddock resigned to run for role of Avon and Somerset Police's first Crime Commissioner.

Speaking at the time, Mr Maddock said: “Deciding to stand down as Somerset County Council leader has been a really hard decision, a real wrench.

“But the new Police role is hugely important and influential. With my experience in commerce, in public service, and my contacts in local, regional and national politics, I feel I have a lot to offer.”

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7:01pm Tue 1 May 12

Flumpyproust says...

I've heard they both have plans to try and get further up the political ladder to become MP's.

As Ken Maddocks has a personal number plate on his car along the lines of 'SCC Ken', let's just hope he's paid for that himself, as opposed to using public funds, or via expenses. Although it might need changing now to mention the police....
I've heard they both have plans to try and get further up the political ladder to become MP's. As Ken Maddocks has a personal number plate on his car along the lines of 'SCC Ken', let's just hope he's paid for that himself, as opposed to using public funds, or via expenses. Although it might need changing now to mention the police.... Flumpyproust

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