Councillor Elizabeth Clark has been announced as the new Leader of the Opposition and the Liberal Democrat Group on Cardiff Council, having been elected by her group this evening.
Elizabeth has been a Cathays councillor since 2008, and was previously the Deputy Leader of the Liberal Democrat Group. She is also Chair of the Democratic Services Committee and a member of the Environmental Scrutiny Committee.
Born in North Road, she grew up in Cardiff and went to the Bishop of Llandaff High School. Having worked in the civil service and local government she believes in the importance of excellent public services.
Cllr Elizabeth Clark, Cardiff’s new Liberal Democrat Opposition Leader, said:
“I love this city, and it is a huge privilege to take on the leadership of Cardiff’s official opposition in the run-up to this May’s elections.
“I want to thank Judith Woodman for her hard work as opposition leader, holding the Labour Council to account and earning respect across the political divide for her determination.
“My priority over the next few months is to set out a clear Liberal Democrat vision for our city: for a Cardiff that is prosperous, tolerant, diverse and thriving in every possible way.
“Of course I will continue the work of holding this failing Labour administration to account for their broken council tax promise, their expensive meddling with our waste services and their cutting of spending on our roads.
“While Labour fight each other, the Liberal Democrats fight for local people. As the only credible opposition to Labour's failing administration, Liberal Democrats stand ready to take Cardiff forward in May.”