Baroness Scott confirms she's stepping downBaroness Scott of Bybrook OBE has confirmed she will step down on 9 July 2019 as Wiltshire Council leader - after 16 years in the role.
Jane Scott was appointed leader of Wiltshire County Council in 2003 and when Wiltshire became a unitary authority in 2009, she was voted to lead the new organisation.
Baroness Scott of Bybrook: “It has been my true privilege to serve as council leader for 16 years but the time now feels right to pass the mantle, and special responsibility, onto someone else."
“As you would expect in local government it’s been challenging at times but what has got me up early every morning, and the reason I got into politics in the first place, is the drive and determination to try my absolute best on behalf of the people and communities of Wiltshire."
“I feel I am leaving the council in a good position and I’d like to thank all the staff and all members and partners. It has been an enormous pleasure and privilege to work with you all.”
The new leader will be elected at Full Council on 9 July. Baroness Scott will continue to sit on Wiltshire Council as the councillor for By Brook.