Purveyors of cheesecake need not fear, he is only standing down as Deputy Leader of the Council, and by all accounts from the cabinet too following the announcement on FTHN Cllr Moylan has had his role at TfL upped by Bojo.
Quite how that will square with the people of Queens Gate who will see even less of him now is another matter, and quite how he can justify receiving 100% of his RBKC allowances is yet another. The Hornet will be reviewing this arrangement carefully and reporting soon.
Of course now that Cockells rival and deadly foe has given up the ghost of stepping up to the Hornton Street plate, it gives Sir M the opportunity to shuffle the pack and it doesnt really have much in it by way of surprises.
Nasty Nick PB, the wanna-be environmental eco-warrier, has been elevated to Deputy Leader. Well, he always looks smart in those sharp suits.
Tim Ahern, the one with the perfect hair for radio, takes over planning policy; although Hornet still fails to understand why the planning role needs two people? Surely either Tim can do the whole job himself, or Julie Mills can. Why the tax payer needs to support two is anyones guess...
Finally, as predicted by the Dame sometime ago, new boy Rock Fielding-Mellon is thrust into the cabinet taking the Civic Society remit, that looks at localism, community safety and the voluntary sector amongst others.
Is this part of the roadmap for the Hollywood-like named RFM to take over from Sir M? He may have to wait a little longer as Dave "the rave" Cameron suggested this week the House of Lords is full, so Sir M wont be measuring up for ermine just yet... ....unless its to reupholster the Bentley or the Jag, or the cushions in the Town Hall.
Oh well, at least thats three votes Sir M has secured at the Tory Group AGM next month.