The Council's Cabinet, or Executive as it is also
known, is the main policy-making body of the Council and carries
out all of the Council functions which are not the responsibility
of any other part of the Council, whether by law or under the
The Cabinet (Executive) is made up of seven
Councillors including the Leader and Deputy Leader of the Council
and five other Councillors. The Leader is appointed for a four year
term of office by a vote of the majority of Council Members. The
Leader can be removed from office during the four year term by a
vote of the majority of Council Members.
The Cabinet exercises the majority of its
responsibilities collectively, however, the Leader can make most of
the decisions on his own. The Leader is able to draw up the budget
and new policies alone or with the Cabinet.
In addition to the Cabinet Members appointed by the
Leader of the Council, the Leaders of the political groups
represented on the Council and the Chair of the Monitoring and
Co-ordination Group, are invited to attend meetings of Cabinet and
take part in the debate, but do NOT have a vote.
Recordings of the meetings can
be found on the following link https://www.darlington.gov.uk/livemeetings