Purpose of committee
Cabinet (also known as the Executive)
The Cabinet is made up of the elected Mayor, the Deputy Mayor and eight Lead Members (as appointed by the Mayor). Each Lead Member has an area of responsibility based on Council services.
The Mayor and Cabinet are responsible for most major decisions of the Council within the budget and policy framework (as set by Full Council). This includes: preparing the budget and plans for the Council to consider; implementing and monitoring them; considering recommendations from scrutiny bodies and Executive Key Decisions.The Mayor is Lutfur Rahman and he and his Cabinet are all Independent Councillors. Further details about the Mayor and Cabinet can be found here.
Meetings of the Cabinet are normally held on a monthly basis on a Wednesday evening at the Town Hall Mulberry Place and are open to the public to attend. A timetable for the meetings dates and deadlines can be found here.
A decision notice for any ‘key decision’ to be taken by the Mayor and Cabinet must be published on the website at least 28 days in advance. They will be published individually on the Forthcoming Decisions page on the website and normally included in the monthly Executive Forward Plan published 28 calendar days before each Cabinet meeting.
The Mayor may also take decisions outside of Cabinet as a Mayor’s Executive Decision’s and these are published on the website under the committee list.
Useful Links – Council Constitution
Role of the Mayor and Cabinet (Part 2, Article 7)
Executive Functions (Part 3.2, Responsibility for Functions)
Terms of Reference of the Cabinet (Part 3. 4, Responsibility for Functions)
Executive Procedural Rules (Part 4.4, Rules of Procedure)
- Mayor Lutfur Rahman (Mayor)
- Councillor Ohid Ahmed (Deputy Mayor)
- Councillor Rofique U Ahmed
- Councillor Shahed Ali
- Councillor Abdul Asad
- Councillor Alibor Choudhury
- Councillor Shafiqul Haque
- Councillor Rabina Khan
- Councillor Rania Khan
- Councillor Oliur Rahman
Support officer: Matthew Mannion, Democratic Services. Tel: 020 7364 4651, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Web site: http://www.towerhamlets.gov.uk/committee