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The Executive

The Executive is a group responsible for most of the business of the council. The Executive comprises:

  • the Leader of the Council (the chairperson)
  • seven other members appointed by the Leader

Each of the members of the Executive has a defined portfolio of responsibilities.


The decisions of the Executive are subject to scrutiny. Councillors meet in overview and scrutiny committees and panels to check and monitor what the Executive does.

The council has established an Overview and Scrutiny Commission and 4 Overview and Scrutiny Panels: