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Assistant Cabinet Members appointed by Council Leader

Council Leader, Cllr Liam Robinson, has appointed Assistant Cabinet Members to support the Cabinet in the delivery of Liverpool City Council’s key priorities and objectives.

The councillors’ work will include carrying out specific tasks and research, and attending conferences, seminars and meetings as requested by the Cabinet Member, and meeting officers where appropriate.

The roles are unpaid, meaning they won’t receive a special responsibility allowance, have decision-making powers, or voting rights at Cabinet meetings.

Cllr Robinson said: “The Assistant Cabinet Members will bring valuable knowledge and experience within their area of focus, helping Cabinet Members deliver improvements for our residents.”

The full list of Cabinet Members and their Assistant Cabinet Members is:

Growth and Economy

Cllr Nick Small, Cabinet Member

Cllr Joanne Kennedy – Assistant Cabinet Member

Health, Wellbeing and Culture

Cllr Harry Doyle, Cabinet Member

Cllr William Shortall – Assistant Cabinet Member (Libraries)

Cllr Rahima Farah – Assistant Cabinet Member (Health)

Adult Social Care and Health

Cllr Angela Coleman, Cabinet Member

Cllr Jonathon Morris – Assistant Cabinet Member

Employment, Educational Attainment and Skills

Cllr Lila Bennett, Cabinet Member

Cllr Gerard Heffey – Assistant Cabinet Member

Neighbourhoods, Communities and Streetscene

Cllr Laura Robertson-Collins, Cabinet Member

Cllr Sam East – Assistant Cabinet Member

Duties of Assistant Cabinet Members

  • To undertake specific tasks and research and attend conferences, seminars and meetings, as requested by the Cabinet Member, so as to keep abreast of current policy and development initiatives.  This may include requesting information from Directorates and meeting with Officers within the limits of this role.
  • To attend Cabinet Briefings with a Cabinet Member. 
  • To attend (but not vote) at Cabinet Meetings as an observer who may be invited to speak.
  • To represent the Cabinet Member but not at meetings where the Cabinet Member has decision making powers or voting rights on behalf of the Council.
  • To formally speak at events and functions on issues within his or her area of responsibility, where the Assistant Cabinet Member has received a specific named invitation to speak and the Cabinet Member agrees.
  • To liaise with non-executive Members in order to ensure that the Cabinet Member is fully aware of issues which are of concern to Members.
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