The Cabinet and its members

The Cabinet includes the Leader of the Council and 6 other councillors. Each cabinet member is responsible for a policy area, known as a portfolio.

Cabinet responsibilities

The Cabinet of portfolio holders is responsible for:

  • publishing a forward plan that gives at least 28¬†days notice about the key decisions it will take
  • making most of the council's main budget and policy decisions
  • recommending the budget and important policies for the council to agree on
  • deciding certain policies
  • carrying out important plans and strategies

Members of the Cabinet

The current members of the Cabinet and their portfolios are listed below.

Cabinet member Portfolio
Councillor Andrew Jefferies
Leader of the Council
Cabinet member for Environment, Economic Development and Directional Leadership
Councillor Deborah Arnold
Deputy Leader
Cabinet member for Transformational Change, Communications and Governance
Councillor Adam Carter Cabinet member for Education
Councillor George Coxshall Cabinet member for Health, Adults' Heath and Community
Councillor Barry Johnson Cabinet member for Children's Services and Housing
Councillor Ben Maney Cabinet member for Regeneration and Highways
Councillor Graham Snell Cabinet member for Finance, Human Resources and Payroll