The Cabinet makes decisions in line with the council's overall policies and budget. When major decisions are to be discussed or made, these are published in the Leader's Forward Plan.
The role of Cabinet

The Cabinet is part of the council's decision-making process. Decisions about the day to day running of council services are taken by the Cabinet within the framework of the council's constitution, budgets and plans approved by the council.

The Cabinet advises councillors and the full Council on major items of policy and exercises financial management within agreed budgets. If the Cabinet wishes to make a decision which is outside the budget or policy framework, this must be referred to Full Council to decide.

Most items at Cabinet and Cabinet Panel meetings are open to the public. Some matters are discussed in private because of their confidential or commercial nature.

How Cabinet decisions are made

Cabinet decisions can be taken by:

  • the whole Cabinet meeting together 
  • Cabinet Panels
  • an individual Cabinet Member in consultation with a designated employee
Cabinet Members and responsibilities
Councillor Roger Lawrence - Leader of the Council and Chair of the Cabinet.

Principal responsibilities

  • Corporate strategy
  • City partnerships
  • International, national, regional and sub-regional leadership
  • Combined Authority
  • Public Service Reform        
  • Transformation
  • Performance management
  • Communications, marketing and branding
  • Emergency response lead
  • New communities and migration
  • Chair of Health & Wellbeing Board

Contact details

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Councillor Peter Bilson - Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for City Assets and Housing

Principal responsibilities

  • City housing development strategy
  • City Housing Company
  • City Private Sector Housing
  • City Social/Affordable Housing
  • City Homelessness
  • City Strategic Asset Plan (inc schools)
  • City Asset Management Plan (incl schools)
  • Corporate landlord - Assets (incl schools)
  • Corporate landlord - Facilities Management
  • Corporate landlord - Projects and Works
    Wolverhampton Homes Partnership

Contact details 

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Councillor Steve Evans - Cabinet Member for City Environment

Principal responsibilities

  • WV Active
  • Waste management strategy
  • Street cleansing
  • Grounds maintenance, parks operations, country parks operations
  • Operational Transportation and highways management
  • Public protection and consumer protection
  • Licensing
  • Parking Services
  • Markets
  • Sustainability
  • Fleet management
  • Bereavement Principal responsibilities

Contact details 

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Councillor Val Gibson - Cabinet Member for Governance

Principal responsibilities

  • Legal and governance
  • Human resources strategy
  • Organisation development strategy
  • Democratic services, scrutiny, Mayoralty, councillor support
  • Registrars
  • Information governance
  • Electoral registration
  • Health and safety
  • Equalities
  • Business support
  • YOO Recruit
  • Complaints and feedback
  • Performance management
  • Electoral Registration & Elections

Contact details 

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Councillor Hazel Malcolm - Cabinet Member for Public Health and Wellbeing

Principal responsibilities

  • Starting and developing well
  • Healthy Life Expectancy
  • Healthy Ageing
  • Ill Health Prevention
  • Public engagement
  • Community safety & community cohesion
  • Resilience and business continuity

Contact details 

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Councillor Louise Miles - Cabinet Member for Resources

Principal responsibilities

  • Medium-term financial planning
    • capital strategy (including schools)
    • budget development process
    • treasury management strategy
  • Creation of wholly owned companies and joint ventures
  • Housing benefits and council tax benefits
  • Council tax and business rates
  • Income generation
  • Procurement
  • Customer services
  • ICT
  • Channel shift
  • Audit

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Councillor Lynne Moran - Cabinet Member for Education and Skills

Principal responsibilities

  • School standards and attainment
  • School governance
  • Strategic School place planning 
  • School admissions
  • Home to school transport
  • Traded services for schools
  • Post 16 Education provision
  • University and College education provision
  • Skills and employability
  • Adult Education

Contact details 

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Councillor John Reynolds - Cabinet Member for City Economy

Principal responsibilities

  • City development 
  • City Planning, including policy, development control, building control
  • Supporting City businesses
  • Inward investment
  • Visitor economy
  • Sustainability
  • Voluntary Sector liaison
  • Partnership working with University and College to deliver the City skills and Employment action plan
  • Economic growth and inclusion partnerships
  • Community Hubs and Libraries

Contact details 

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Councillor Sandra Samuels - Cabinet Member for Adults

Principal responsibilities

  • Social care for older people, disabilities and mental health
  • Adult safeguarding
  • Carer support
  • Welfare rights
  • Primary link for adult's health
  • Community hubs and Libraries
  • Wolverhampton Information Network
  • Better Care Fund and Care Act
  • Quality and Care provision monitoring
  • Adult care commissioning & user engagement

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Councillor Paul Sweet - Cabinet Member for Children and Young People

Principal responsibilities

  • Prevention of child sexual exploitation
  • Children's safeguarding
  • Corporate parenting
  • Children in need and in need of protection (including troubled families, looked after children & children with disabilities)
  • Early years
  • Children and young people partnership working (including Youth Zone)
  • Youth offending
  • Children and young people's mental health
  • Primary link for children and young people's health
  • Children's care commissioning & user engagement

Contact details 

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