THE city council's new executive board has been revealed as it looks to tackle key problems in Oxford, such as homelessness and environmental issues.

New leader Susan Brown has chosen her team following Labour's election victory earlier this month.

Linda Smith will take up the role of deputy leader in charge of leisure and housing and Ed Turner will also be deputy leader responsible for finance and asset management.

Mary Clarkson will continue to support the Covered Market through a new role looking after culture and the city centre.

After the resignation of John Tanner, Tom Hayes will step in a board member for safer, greener, environment.

Alex Hollingsworth will remain as head of planning and transport and Mike Rowley keeps his position as member for housing.

Marie Tidball will look after local communities and Louise Upton will extend her work as the city's cycling champion in a new position titled board member for 'Healthy Oxford'.

Council leader Susan Brown said her party had 'achieved a lot' over the past ten years and was confident her team would address the city's key issues.

She said: "We are determined to maintain this track record in the years ahead as Oxford faces fresh challenges that are impacting many cities across the country, including the removal of government grant funding, increases in homelessness, spiralling housing costs and environmental issues.

"I have a strong team who are very much on the side of the people of Oxford and who will work hard to ensure we can address these challenges head on and provide a clear direction to deliver the best results for all."