Strategy and Policy

Cllr BanwaitLeader of the Council - Councillor Ranjit Banwait

Ranjit Banwait was born and brought up in Normanton, Derby. He attended Dale Primary School and then Village Community School off the Austin Estate.

The son of postman with 35 years experience at Derby Royal Mail and a school cleaner, Ranjit is proud to trace his ancestry back to sugar-cane farmers in the Punjab.

Ranjit was the first person in his family to attend university, graduating from the University of Kent with a degree in History. After a short spell living in London he moved back to Derby to settle down and raise a family.

Ranjit is married and lives in Alvaston with his wife Lucy, son Sebastian and daughter Constance.

Councillor Banwait was first elected to represent Boulton ward in 2006, before becoming the first ethnic minority Leader of Derby City Council in May 2014.

As well as being the Leader of the Council, Cllr Banwait is the Cabinet Member for Strategy and Policy. His main priorities are:

To implement the Administration's 15 year vision and the Derby Plan.
To provide strong and effective corporate governance.

He will do this by:

  • Overseeing the implementation of the Cabinet's priorities and by supporting his fellow Cabinet Members
  • Implementing stringent procedures, policies and practices across the Council

Councillor Banwait's responsibilities include:

  • Overall strategic leadership
  • Strategic partnerships
  • Delivery and the Council Plan and Derby Plan.

Visit Councillor Banwait's profile page on our Committee Management Information System for more information and contact details.

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