Title: Leader of the Council
Representing: Telford and Wrekin Council
Political grouping: Labour
Councillor Shaun Davies is the Leader of Telford & Wrekin Council, Chair of the Local Government Association (LGA) Resources Board and Member peer.
One of the youngest council leaders in England and Wales, Shaun Davies was instrumental in restoring Telford & Wrekin Council to Labour party leadership.
Since his election as leader in May 2016, Shaun has continued to deliver on his vision for Telford and Wrekin: “To Protect, Care and Invest to create a better borough.”
Under his leadership, Telford & Wrekin Council has successfully mitigated budgetary constraints – creating innovative income streams to protect front line services – whilst also building a national and international reputation for Telford and Wrekin as an outstanding place to do business. Shaun and the council have also developed and delivered a range of successful community and local business programmes supporting the borough’s residents and driving the local economy, whilst also driving improvements in areas including Children’s Services.
The council’s excellent progress and the outcomes it is delivering are recognised in the number of positive ratings, peer reviews and awards it has recently received.
Shaun’s leadership was specifically recognised as ‘outstanding and inspirational’ following an LGA review of Telford & Wrekin Council’s COVID-19 response.