The two main parties on Bolton Council have officially announced their cabinets.

The ruling Conservative party shuffled their cabinet after the tragic death of David Greenhalgh, with Cllr Martyn Cox taking on the role of leader. The opposition Labour party has also announced a shadow cabinet.

After being elected leader, Cllr Cox said: “It is a huge responsibility but I have some wonderful support from my cabinet colleagues and my deputy Cllr Hilary Fairclough. We have a big job trying to revive Bolton town centre and other district centres but I’ll give it all I’ve got.”

Labour has added Cllr Kate Challender and Cllr Rabiya Jiva to their shadow cabinet after they were elected respectively to Halliwell and Crompton.

Cllr Nick Peel, their leader, said: “I’m really pleased Kate and Rabiya have joined our team of dedicated local councillors, tasked with holding the Tories to account and promoting Labour’s own polices and agenda. We have a really strong, dynamic and committed team of spokespersons leading for Local Labour in Bolton.”

The Tory cabinet includes Cllr Cox and Cllr Fairclough, Mudasir Dean (stronger communities), Susan Baines (wellbeing), Toby Hewitt (planning), Adele Warren (regeneration), Stuart Haslam (transport), Andy Morgan (adult social care), Anne Galloway (children’s services), Nadim Muslim (environmental service delivery).

Cllr Peel’s shadow cabinet has Akhtar Zaman (deputy), Mohammed Ayub (transport), Martin Donaghy (children’s services), Susan Haworth (adult social care and housing), Kevin McKeon (regeneration), Richard Silvester (planning), Elaine Sherrington (environmental services), Kate Challender (health and wellbeing), Rabiya Jiva (stronger communities).