Strategy and Policy

CHRISTOPHER POULTER SIDE PHOTOLeader of the Council and Cabinet Member for Strategy and Policy - Councillor Chris Poulter

After serving 39 years in the Derbyshire Police, Councillor Chris Poulter was first elected to represent Spondon Ward in 2006. He has lived in Spondon for over thirty years with his family, who have grown up in the community.

Councillor Poulter previously served as the Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods from 2010 to 2012. In opposition, he took an active role in the scrutiny process, serving as a Vice Chair of the Neighbourhoods Overview and Scrutiny Board since 2012. Prior to assuming his current role, he was also a long-standing member of the Licensing Committee.

Councillor Poulter was elected to serve as the Leader of the Council at the Annual General Meeting on 23 May 2018. Councillor Poulter is also the Cabinet Member for Strategy and Policy.

His responsibilities include:

  • Overall strategic lead on all council services
  • Strategic partnerships
  • International development
  • Derby Plan/Council Plan
  • Community Safety, Cohesion and Integration

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