Corporate, General

Surrey leader meets Secretary of State Eric Pickles

Surrey County Council leader David Hodge set out his ‘one team’ style of leadership at a meeting with the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government Eric Pickles.

David Hodge

Mr Hodge was invited to meet the Cabinet Minister in London to outline his vision for the county since taking over as leader last October.

Following the meeting, Mr Hodge said: “We had a really constructive discussion and I wanted to make sure that he heard first hand about our plans for the future.

“We talked about my vision being about everyone working together as one team – whether we are a council, a voluntary group or a business – in the best interests of Surrey.

“It also gave me the opportunity to show my support for the positive changes being made through giving councils and residents more freedoms as part of the localism agenda.”


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