St Helens Council can confirm that Town Centre ward councillor Lynn Clarke has been appointed to the cabinet to oversee the green, smart and sustainable portfolio.
Councillor Clarke replaces Councillor Terry Shields who stepped down from the position late last month.
Welcoming the appointment, St Helens Council Leader Barrie Grunewald said: “I’m delighted that Lynn has agreed to join the cabinet which takes the amount of women in senior roles within cabinet to an all-time record of six in the 100th anniversary since the suffrage movement.
“I know this will be a tough portfolio but I’m sure Lynn will be more than capable of handling it and I’m very much looking forward to working with her.”
Commenting on her new role, Councillor Clarke added: “I am very much looking forward to joining my council colleagues in cabinet.
“The portfolio will be a challenge but I’m hopeful that my years of experience working as an officer in local government will stand me in good stead to give me a full understanding of all the issues.
“I’m keen to get started.”