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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. Find out more about the Executive.


The Overview and Scrutiny Commission scrutinises decisions the Executive is planning to take, those it plans to implement, and those that have already been taken or implemented. They hold the Executive to account for the decisions and actions that affect their communities.

The Commission co-ordinates the work of 3 Overview and Scrutiny Panels. The panels carry out reviews and support focussed policy development.