The Leader of the Council is usually the leader of the largest political group or coalition that commands a majority amongst the 51 councillors who represent Derby.
The Leader of the Council chairs Council Cabinet meetings and appoints the councillors who will discharge the executive functions of the authority. These councillors are known as Cabinet Members.
Any decision incurring a cost or saving above £100,000 is normally decided by an individual Cabinet Member at a public meeting. Any decision with a financial impact above £250,000 is decided by Cabinet Members sitting collectively in Cabinet meetings, which take place 12 times a year.
The Cabinet has overall responsibility for services in Derby and works within the overall policies and budget agreed by Council, a meeting of all elected members.
Find out more about your Cabinet members by reading their Portfolio pages.
As well as being the Leader of the Council, Cllr Banwait is the Cabinet Member for Strategy and Policy
As well as being Deputy Leader of the Council, Cllr Rawson is the Cabinet Member for Communities and City Centre Regeneration
Councillor Bolton's main priority is to make sure children grow up free from neglect, abuse and exploitation
Councillor Russells main priority is to make sure that children and young people fulfil their potential and ensure all residents have access to life-long learning opportunities.
Councillor Hussain's main priority is to provide safe, clean and thriving neighbourhoods where people choose to live.