- The Cabinet consists of the Leader (a Councillor appointed annually by the Council) and 4 other Councillors (also appointed annually by Council).
- Each Cabinet Member is given a Portfolio which relates to a departmental function although there are some ‘cross-cutting’ areas. The Cabinet Member should provide political leadership in the portfolio and provide political direction to policy development within the portfolio;
- The Portfolios are echoed by a Scrutiny Committee. The Cabinet Member is not a Member of that Committee, but can participate by invitation only. The purpose of a Cabinet Member attending Scrutiny is to be questioned by the Committee on specific items on the agenda. The Cabinet Member is not in attendance to ask questions of the officers.
- The business of the Cabinet is published in a forward work programme which is linked to the priorities of the Council and items in the Scrutiny Forward Work Programmes.
Cabinet Committee 2023 - 2024
Leader / Cabinet Member - Corporate & Performance
Councillor Stephen Thomas
Deputy Leader / Cabinet Member - Place & Environment
Councillor Helen Cunningham
Cabinet Member - People & Education
Councillor Sue Edmunds
Cabinet Member – People & Social Services
Councillor Haydn Trollope
Cabinet Member - Place & Regeneration and Economic Development
Councillor John C Morgan