Chelmsford City Council


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The Cabinet comprises the Leader of the Council and other members, each of whom has responsibility for a particular group of council services.

The Cabinet take most of the day to day decisions about running the Council and the provision of services that are not the responsibility of other committees. 

One of the main functions of the Cabinet is to recommend the annual budget to the Council and to advise it on the development of major policies. 

The public and other members of the Council have the opportunity to question Cabinet members about their responsibilities and to comment on the issues discussed at its meetings.

You can find more details about what's included in each of the  cabinet portfolios.

Cabinet members


Cabinet deputies

Additionally, the Leader of the Council has appointed a number of Cabinet deputies. They are not members of the Cabinet but they support Cabinet members with specific areas of responsibility.

Shadow Cabinet

The Opposition Groups on the Council appoint spokespeople to shadow the Cabinet Members and ask questions at Cabinet meetings.

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    Last updated: 21 September 2020

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