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The Cabinet is the Council’s principal decision-making body. It comprises the Leader of the Council and up to nine Cabinet Members. The Leader is appointed for a four year term by Full Council, and then selects their Cabinet Members. Each Cabinet Member has responsibility for a defined service area or 'portfolio', which is set by the Leader. Collectively the Cabinet has responsibility for taking the day to day decisions within the Council. Cabinet Members may be assisted by other councllors in specific areas, referred to as 'portfolio holders', but those individuals do not have any decision making authority

Cabinet Members

Leader of the Council

Cllr Baroness Scott of Bybrook OBEHTML5 Icon

Deputy Leader of the Council and Cabinet Member for Communities, Campuses, Area Boards and Broadband

Cllr John ThomsonHTML5 Icon

Portfolio Holder for Campuses and Area Boards - Cllr Chris Williams

Cabinet Member for Finance

Cllr Richard TongeHTML5 Icon

Cabinet Member for Children's Services

Cllr Laura MayesHTML5 Icon

Portfolio Holder for Schools, Skills and Youth - Cllr Richard Gamble

Cabinet Member for Strategic Planning, Development Management, Strategic Housing, Operational Property and Waste

Cllr Toby SturgisHTML5 Icon

Portfolio Holder for Waste - Cllr Alan MacRae

Portfolio Holder for Planning - Cllr Fred Westmoreland

Cabinet Member for Hubs, Heritage and Arts, Governance and Support Services

Cllr Stuart WheelerHTML5 Icon

Portfolio Holder for Staffing, Equalities, Customer Care and Systems Thinking - Cllr Allison Bucknell

Cabinet Member for Health (including Public Health) and Adult Social Care

Cllr Jerry WickhamHTML5 Icon

Portfolio Holder for Public Protection - Cllr Peter Hutton

Portfolio Holder for Adult Care (Including Learning Disability and Mental Health) - Cllr Sheila Parker

Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport

Cllr Philip WhiteheadHTML5 Icon

Portfolio Holder for Transport - Cllr Horace Prickett

Cabinet Member for Housing, Leisure, Libraries and Flooding

Cllr Jonathon SeedHTML5 Icon

Portfolio Holder for Housing and Libraries - Cllr Richard Clewer

Portfolio Holder for Leisure and Sport - Cllr Jerry Kunkler

Cabinet Member for Economic Development, Skills, Strategic Transport and Strategic Property

Cllr Fleur de Rhé-PhillipeHTML5 Icon

Cabinet meetings

Cabinet meetings are open to the public, unless exempt or confidential information is being considered. The Cabinet usually meet every month.

For details of the Cabinet meeting dates and agendas, please follow this link

Cabinet Members may also make delegated decisions in relation to their portfolio. A record of any decisions made can be found at this link




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