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My team

Find out the areas that my executive team are responsible for.

Details of responsibilities for each executive member are set out below. As well as their specific portfolios, the executive team work together on several matters that have significant financial or public implications. These include the use of the council's resources, its assets and employees, equalities and community cohesion.

All executive members will be responsible for ensuring that:

  • the council consults and works effectively and appropriately with our partners, people who use our services and other stakeholders
  • agreed budgets are monitored effectively and adhered to, including driving forward spending reductions that are required to balance our budgets
  • the commitments for portfolio areas are understood and delivered over the next four years.

All of the team are expected to be held accountable:

  • to the people of Leicester through the media, public meetings and correspondence
  • to the council though proper engagement and co-operation with scrutiny and council processes.

Peter Soulsby, City Mayor

Responsible for:

  • Strategic planning and regeneration
  • Highways and transport (includes flood prevention)
  • Street lighting
  • Parking
  • City centre and market
  • Finance
  • Property
  • Legal
  • HR
  • Procurement
  • Communications
  • Digital, data and technology
  • Constitution and elections

Councillor Sarah Russell, Deputy City Mayor

Responsible for:

  • Adult social care
  • Children’s social care
  • Health
  • Early help
  • Special educational needs and disabilities
  • Welfare advice
  • Resilience and emergency planning
  • Community safety
  • Mental health champion
When required, in the absence of the City Mayor, to act as the formal and statutorily required Deputy City Mayor.

Councillor Elly Cutkelvin, Deputy City Mayor

Responsible for:

  • Housing
  • Asylum and migration
  • Regulatory services, licensing and enforcement
  • Waste and recycling
  • Street cleaning
  • Pollution control
  • Planning and development control
  • Inward investment
  • Economic growth
  • Bereavement services
  • Heritage and conservation

Councillor Vi Dempster, Assistant City Mayor

Responsible for:

  • Museums
  • Festivals and events
  • Sport and leisure
  • Tourism
  • Customer services
  • Parks, trees and woodlands
  • Libraries and community centres
  • Allotments and community growing
  • Ward community funding
  • Democratic services

Councillor Mustafa Malik, Assistant City Mayor

Responsible for:

  • Communities
  • Adult learning
  • Voluntary and community sector
  • Jobs and skills
  • Equalities

Councillor Elaine Pantling, Assistant City Mayor

Responsible for:
  • Schools
  • School admissions

Councillor Manjula Sood, Assistant City Mayor

Responsible for:
  • Community engagement
  • Community cohesion
  • Armed Forces Champion

Councillor Geoff Whittle, Assistant City Mayor

Responsible for:

  • Climate readiness and net zero
  • Air quality
  • Flood planning and water courses
  • Active travel and public transport