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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.

Cabinet Structure 

Leader of the Council - Philip Atkins

Cabinet Members (8)

Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Health, Care and Wellbeing - Alan White 

Cabinet Member for Finance - Mike Sutherland

Cabinet Member for Children and Young People - Mark Sutton

Cabinet Member for Economic Growth - Mark Winnington

Cabinet Member for Commercial - Mark Deaville

Cabinet Member for Communities - Gill Heath

Cabinet Member for Learning and Employability - Philip White

Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport - Helen Fisher

Support Members with specific portfolios (4)

Adult Safeguarding - Gill Burnett

Digital Community - Bryan Jones

Environmental Future - Conor Wileman

Inclusion SEND - Jonathan Price

Cabinet meetings are also webcast. View cabinet webcasts.

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