Cllr Keith Reynolds is set to become the new leader of Caerphilly County Borough Council after being elected head of the Labour group on May 6.
Cllr Reynolds will become leader if formally elected at the council’s Annual General Meeting tomorrow, May 8.
The change comes after current leader, Cllr Harry Andrews, announced his retirement to spend more time with his family.
Cllr Reynolds, who represents Aberbargoed, is currently deputy leader and will be replaced in that role by Cllr Barbara Jones who represents St James.
Cllr Gerald Jones will remain as the other deputy leader if the decisions of the Labour group are ratified by full council.