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¬†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 John Kent
Leader of the Council
Cabinet member for Strategic Relationships, Reputation and Influence
Councillor Lynn Worrall
Deputy Leader of the Council
Cabinet member for Overall Change and Improvement Agenda
Councillor Vikki Hartstean Cabinet member for Children's Services
Councillor Victoria Holloway Cabinet member for Place and the Environment
Councillor Mark Hooper Cabinet member for Health and Well-being
Councillor Valerie Morris-Cook Cabinet member for Community Partnerships
Councillor Sara Muldowney Cabinet member for Resources
Councillor Lee Watson Cabinet member for Good Growth