The Cabinet and its members

The Cabinet includes the Leader of the Council and 9 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 Mark Coxshall
Leader of the Council
Cabinet member for Growth
Councillor Deborah Arnold
Deputy Leader
Cabinet member for Adults and Health
Councillor Qaisar Abbas Cabinet member for Culture and Communities
Councillor Jack Duffin Cabinet member for Central Services
Councillor Andrew Jefferies Cabinet member for Environment
Councillor Barry Johnson Cabinet member for Children and Education
Councillor Ben Maney Cabinet member for Transport and Public Safety
Councillor Graham Snell Cabinet member for Finance
Councillor Luke Spillman Cabinet member for Housing