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Leader of the council

The Leader of the council is appointed by the council for a 4 year term of office, subject to either:

  • resigning from the office
  • ‘retiring’ as a member (as any councillor must do when their term of office is over prior to seeking re-election)
  • being removed from the office of leader by the full council.

On appointment by the council, the leader determines the executive arrangements for the council. These comprise of the:

  • appointment of the cabinet
  • appointment of one of those cabinet members as deputy leader of the council
  • allocation of a portfolio of responsibility to those cabinet members (cabinet members as sometimes referred to as ‘portfolio holders’)
  • allocation of delegated powers to cabinet members and officers.

Current Leader of the Council 

Councillor Drew Mellor

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Leader of BCP Council

Contact details for Councillor Drew Mellor.

The Leader is responsible for the overall strategy of the Council.