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The Cabinet, also known as the Executive, is the part of the Council which is responsible for most day-to-day decisions. The Leader is appointed by the Council, who then appoints members to the Cabinet. The Cabinet is made up of the Leader, Deputy Leader/Cabinet Secretary and 4 Councillors or "Portfolio Holders". When key decisions are to be discussed or made, these are published in the 28 Day Notification of Publication of Proposed Key Decisions and Executive Decisions insofar as they can be anticipated. If these major decisions are to be discussed with Council Officers at a meeting of the Cabinet, this will generally be open for the public to attend, except where personal or confidential matters are being discussed. The Cabinet has to make decisions which are in line with the Council's overall policies and budget. If it wishes to make a decision which is outside the budget or policy framework, this must be referred to the full City Council to decide.
18 May 2016 - onwards
  • Members
  • Meetings
  • Other Information


PartyNameRoleMembership DatesAttendance
Councillor Kelly Chequer Healthy City Portfolio Holder 05/02/2021 - current 71%
Labour and Co-operative
Councillor Louise Farthing Children, Learning and Skills Portfolio Holder 18/05/2016 - current 92%
Councillor Kevin Johnston Dynamic City Portfolio Holder 17/05/2021 - current 83%
Labour and Co-operative
Councillor Graeme Miller Leader of the Council 18/05/2016 - current 91%
Labour and Co-operative
Councillor Claire Rowntree Deputy Leader of the Council & Clean, Green City Portfolio Holder 17/05/2021 - current 83%
Labour and Co-operative
Councillor Paul Stewart Cabinet Secretary 16/05/2018 - current 78%
Councillor Linda Williams Vibrant City Portfolio Holder 01/09/2020 - current 89%

Other Information