The role of the cabinet
The cabinet system makes the major decisions about council services and many others that you use on a day-to-day basis.
The cabinet normally meets monthly. Its role is to lead in the preparation of the council's policies and budget, to lead the community planning process and the attainment of best value.
The cabinet is made up of the leader and nine other councillors who are chosen by the county council from the majority party, currently Conservative. Each cabinet member has an individual area of responsibility also known as his or her portfolio.
Leader of the Council - Alan White
Cabinet Members (9)
Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Economy and Skills - Philip White
Cabinet Member for Health, Care and Wellbeing - Johnny McMahon
Cabinet Member for Finance - Mike Sutherland
Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport - David Williams
Cabinet Member for Children and Young People - Mark Sutton
Cabinet Member for Education (and SEND) - Jonathan Price
Cabinet Member for Commercial Matters - Mark Deaville
Cabinet Member for Communities and Culture - Victoria Wilson
Cabinet Member for Environment, Infrastructure and Climate Change - Julia Jessel
Support Members with specific portfolios (1)
Adult Safeguarding - Gill Burnett
Cabinet meetings are also webcast. View cabinet webcasts.