How your council works

City Mayor's Cabinet

The City Mayor's Cabinet consists of the City Mayor, his Deputy, two Strategic Assistant Mayors, and six Executive Lead Members. Each member of the Mayoral Team takes an individual portfolio of responsibility.

Who decides?

Decisions can be made by the City Mayor, Deputy City Mayor, Strategic Assistant Mayors, Executive Lead Members, the City Mayor's Cabinet, full council and Chief Officers. All decisions are recorded and decision notices are published.

Checking the detail

Other councillors perform a scrutiny role as members at select committees, monitoring the way the council works and examining decisions to check they meet the needs of residents. The membership of these committees reflects the overall political composition of the whole council.

Setting standards

The standards committee acts as a watchdog for the people of Salford, ensuring that councillors carry out their duties to the highest standards. The group includes councillors and members of the public and it oversees and strengthens high standards of conduct in all city council business.

Planning ahead

A list of key decisions that need to be made by the City Mayor's Cabinet in the coming four months are published on a regular basis. The forward plan of key decisions is available online.

Putting you in touch

Salford is divided into 20 electoral wards, each represented by three city councillors. Elections of councillors are held three years in every four, with one third of the councillors retiring at each election.

This page was last updated on 5 April 2023

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