The bruised and battered Conservatives who run the Royal Borough remain firmly in charge - despite losing key members in last Thursday's election.

Four nights after the election that saw their majority radically reduced Cllr Simon Dudley was confirmed as remaining in his position as leader of the council by colleagues.

He immediately unveiled his new cabinet - a mixture of surviving veterans and new faces.

Cllr David Coppinger (Con, Bray) is now deputy leader of the council after Phill Bicknell lost his seat in the election.

Cllr Samantha Rayner (Con, Eton and Castle) becomes the cabinet’s deputy chairwoman and takes responsibility for culture, communities and Windsor.

Cllr Stuart Carroll (Con, Boyn Hill) remains in charge of adult services and health and has also been given responsibility for children’s services.

Cllr David Hilton (Con, Ascot and Sunninghill) takes over finance and Ascot.

The sustainability, waste services and economic development brief has been handed to Cllr Gerry Clark (Con, Bisham and Cookham), Cllr David Cannon (Con, Datchet, Horton and Wraysbury) takes on the public protection portfolio and Cllr Shamsul Shelim (Con, Eton and Castle) gets the HR, legal and IT role.

Meanwhile, newly-elected Cllr Andrew Johnson (Con, Hurley and Walthams) has been made responsible for infrastructure, transport policy and housing.

Cllr Dudley (Con, Riverside) will continue to run the Maidenhead regeneration project and retains responsibility for the town itself. He also has responsibility for communications and property.