Mystery over departure of Sheffield Cabinet member

Sheffield City Council, Councillor Jack Scott.
Sheffield City Council, Councillor Jack Scott.

Mystery surrounds the departure of a well known councillor from Sheffield Council’s senior team.

Coun Jack Scott is no longer a Cabinet member but it’s unclear whether it was his decision to leave. He has declined to comment.

Coun Scott was Cabinet member for transport and development and was in charge of some of the biggest issues in the city including new homes, transport, development, climate change and air quality.

He led on a wide range of issues including creating more affordable homes, HS2, fracking, climate change, parking and plans for a controversial pollution charge.

Over the past six years he has held Cabinet portfolios for environment, recycling and streetscene, community services, transport and sustainability.

He will remain as a Labour councillor for Arbourthorne where his term of office is until 2022.