All major council decisions are made by a Cabinet of elected local councillors, led by the Leader of the Council. Each area of business is allocated to a Cabinet Member, who is then responsible for leading the council in that portfolio area – in much the same way as the Prime Minister allocated roles to their Cabinet in Government.


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In Merton, a new Cabinet was formed in May 2022, following the local elections. So, who are the people that make the decisions, and what is their ambition for things like leisure, the environment, health and local education?

This series of short videos will introduce you to the Leader and each Cabinet Member - giving you an insight into who they are, what they do, and why they wanted to represent their local area.

New videos will be uploaded each week as we build the full set of interviews.

Read more about Cabinet members and meetings