Cabinet member for Housing and Regulatory Services

Cabinet member for Housing and Regulatory Services

Councillor Linda Hobson

Councillor Linda Hobson was first elected to Newcastle City Council in 2011. She is the Labour Councillor for Blakelaw Ward, where she grew up. 

A critical care nurse by profession, Linda is an elected trade union official, holding a number of roles within UNISON, including deputy Regional Conveyor.

Linda was previously the Cabinet Member for Adult Services and is now Cabinet member for Housing and Regulatory Services.

Linda is responsible for housing delivery and management, leading on housing within the Devolution Deal; and on licensing and regulatory issues.

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Responsibilities

The role of Cabinet member for Housing and Regulatory Services includes:

  • Housing delivery and management
    - Fairer Housing Unit
    - New house building programme
    - Your Homes Newcastle
    - HMO Licensing policy
    - Private landlords and tenants
    - Homelessness and homelessness prevention
    - Housing-related enforcement
     
  • Leading on housing policy within the Devolution Deal
     
  • Licensing and Regulatory issues
    - Trading standards
    - Resilience planning
    - Public protection and enforcement
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