The Cabinet and its members

The Cabinet includes the Leader of the Council and 7 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┬ádays 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 Rob Gledhill
Leader of the Council
Cabinet member for Public Protection and Anti-Social Behaviour
Councillor Shane Hebb
Deputy Leader of the Council
Cabinet member for Finance and Transformation
Councillor Deborah Huelin Cabinet member for Central Services and Communities
Councillor James Halden Cabinet member for Children and Adult Social Care
Councillor Andrew Jefferies Cabinet member for Education
Councillor Aaron Watkins Cabinet member for Environment and Sports and Leisure
Councillor Allen Mayes Cabinet member for Health and Air Quality
Councillor Ben Maney Cabinet member for Highways and Transport
Councillor Barry Johnson Cabinet member for Housing
Councillor Mark Coxshall Cabinet member for Regeneration and Strategic Planning