Councillor overseeing Devon youth cuts resigns

PUBLISHED: 15:28 21 March 2014 | UPDATED: 16:18 21 March 2014

Will Mumford has resigned from his post.

Will Mumford has resigned from his post.

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A Devon county coucillor responsible for education and children’s services has resigned from his post.

Leader John Hart confirmed the resignation of Will Mumford, who has been appointed operations director of property company NPS South West.

Mr Mumford will be replaced by Hatherleigh and Chagford councillor James McInnes, a former leader of West Devon Borough Council, who currently chairs Devon’s development management committee.

Mr Hart paid tribute to Mr Mumford for his ‘instrumental’ impact and ‘key role’ in building the council’s local enterprise panel.

“Will Mumford has been in the cabinet since day one of this administration in 2009,” said Mr Hart. “As the cabinet member responsible for economy, he was instrumental in negotiating the roll-out of superfast broadband to many rural parts of Devon.

“Over the past year he has been responsible for driving the improvement of our child protection services following the Ofsted inspection. I am sorry to lose his excellent contribution from both the cabinet and the council.

“But I understand, as a family man, he has to devote himself to his professional career and this is too good an opportunity for him to turn down.

“I am delighted to welcome James McInnes to the cabinet, which I am sure will benefit from his considerable experience at both district and county level.”

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