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Deputy leader of the council
Deputy Leader of Council and Cabinet Member for Resources
Councillor Joyce McCarty was first elected to the Council in a by-election in July 1994 and became Deputy Leader of the Opposition in May 2007.
She is the first woman elected to serve in a leadership position in Labour Group.
She has served as Chair of the Health Select Committee and Chair of the Children and Young People’s Scrutiny Panel.
Joyce was born and brought up on Tyneside and has lived in the west end of the City for over 30 years.
Originally she worked as a secondary school teacher and has recently retired from her career as an Education Adviser, having also worked for a national charity and a local community health project in her professional life.
Lead on overseeing Political Governance and accountability, including
- Council, Cabinet and Committee forward planning
- Corporate Plan
- Risk management
- Digital change programme
Relationship management and co-ordination:
- Voluntary and Community Sector liaison
- Newcastle Fund
- International policy
Promoting social inclusion and cohesion
- Embedding Fairness Commission principles
- Fair pay policy
- Financial inclusion
Housing delivery and management
- Fairer Housing Unit
- New house building programme
- Your Homes Newcastle
- HMO Licensing policy
- Private landlords and tenants
- Homelessness and homelessness prevention
Leading on Housing Policy within the Devolution Deal.