Part 4 - Cabinet procedure rules

Below are the Cabinet procedure rules.

1.1         The Cabinet is not a committee of the County Council.

1.2         The Leader of the County Council will appoint the Cabinet, which will comprise:

  • The Leader of the County Council;
  • Between two and nine other County Councillors.

1.3         The Cabinet may not co-opt other Members on to the Cabinet.

1.4         No substitute Cabinet Members are permitted.

1.5         A vacancy on the Cabinet arises when a Cabinet Member resigns from this position of responsibility. The Leader will appoint a new Cabinet Member at the earliest opportunity.  Pending a new appointment, the Leader of the County Council will allocate temporary responsibility for the vacant Cabinet Member’s area of responsibility to one or more of the remaining Members of the Cabinet.

1.6         The Leader of the County Council may designate any Member of the Cabinet to take temporary responsibility for a Member’s area of responsibility should that Member be absent for other than a short period.

1.7         The Leader will allocate responsibilities for areas of responsibility to each Member of the Cabinet; these are set out in Part 3, Section 4 of the Constitution.

1.8         The Leader of the Council will also decide the precise content of each general area of responsibility.

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