Cabinet members and their portfolio responsibilities confirmed

Councillor Jonathan Lester, Leader of Herefordshire Council, has today announced his Cabinet member appointments and the portfolios they will be responsible for.

The Leader will direct the council’s corporate policy and strategy and have overall budget responsibility.

Cabinet members are:

Councillor Elissa Swinglehurst           Deputy Leader, Environment

Councillor Harry Bramer                     Community services and assets

Councillor Ivan Powell                        Children and young people

Councillor Pete Stoddart                     Finance and corporate services 

Councillor Carole Gandy                    Adult health and wellbeing

Councillor Graham Biggs                   Economy and growth

Councillor Barry Durkin                      Roads and regulatory services

Councillor Philip Price                        Transport and infrastructure

Councillor Dan Hurcomb and Councillor Nick Mason will be providing Cabinet support.

Councillor Jonathan Lester, Leader of Herefordshire Council, said:

“I’m delighted to appoint a Cabinet of talented and experienced individuals who I know will rise to the challenges ahead and provide decisive leadership, delivering for residents across Herefordshire.”


Published: 24th May 2023