Waveney District Council


Membership and role of the Cabinet

Lowestoft Town Hall

The Council appoints the Leader of the Council and the Leader then appoints a Cabinet (including a Deputy Leader). A Cabinet can consist of up to nine places and each individual Cabinet member is designated specific areas of responsibility. The Cabinet ordinarily makes decisions collectively but individual Cabinet Members also have decision-making powers.

Cabinet Members:

  • Colin Law - Leader of the Council
  • David Ritchie - Deputy Leader / Cabinet Member for Planning & Coastal Management
  • Sue Allen - Cabinet Member for Housing
  • Stephen Ardley - Cabinet Member for Operational Partnerships & Lowestoft Rising 
  • Mike Barnard - Cabinet Member for Resources & Welfare Reforms 
  • Frank Mortimer - Cabinet Member for Customers & Communities
  • Michael Ladd - Cabinet Member for Tourism, Economic Development & Rural Affairs
  • Mary Rudd - Cabinet Member for Community Health & Safety
  • Letitia Smith - Cabinet Member Without Portfolio

Cabinet meetings archive

Calendar of meetings 

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