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 - 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.