Councillor Keith Mans, Leader of Hampshire County Council, said: “I am delighted that Edward will be taking on a greater role in the County Council’s Cabinet adding Recreation and Heritage to his role of Countryside and Rural Affairs. He brings a wealth of experience and expertise to this portfolio.”
Councillor Heron was first elected to Hampshire County Council in 2009, representing the now Lyndhurst & Fordingbridge division. He was appointed to the County Council’s Cabinet as Executive Member for Countryside and Rural Affairs in 2018. He is also a member of New Forest District Council and the New Forest National Park Authority.Councillor Heron said: “I am delighted to be taking on this expanded role on the County Council’s Cabinet and look forward to continuing the excellent work for Hampshire residents, undertaken across the Recreation, Heritage, Countryside and Rural Affairs portfolio.”
Councillor Heron read Rural Land Management at the Royal Agricultural University, Cirencester and Law with the Open University. He lives at Hangersley in the New Forest with his wife and two children.