The Cabinet comprises the Leader and eight other Councillors. It is the part of the Council which is responsible for most strategic decisions.
Decisions are either made by the Cabinet, a committee of the Cabinet, individual members of the Cabinet or officers under powers delegated by the Cabinet.
When major decisions are to be discussed or made, these are published in the Cabinet's forward plan. The Cabinet has to make decisions which are in line with the Council's overall policies and budget. If it wishes to make a decision which is outside the budget or policy framework, this must be referred to the Council as a whole to decide.
Cabinet meetings are open to the public except where personal or confidential matters are being discussed.
see also | Meetings, Agendas and Minutes
Personal Assistants to Cabinet Members - based in the Leaders and Cabinet Office, Civic Centre
- Councillor Ged Bell
- Councillor Karen Kilgour
- Councillor Nora Casey
- Councillor Habib Rahman
For the following Councillors please contact Denise Snaith on 0191 211 5154 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Councillor Kim McGuinness
- Councillor Nick Kemp
- Councillor Arlene Ainsley
- Councillor Veronica Dunn