Cllr Ian Brookfield

Leader of Wolverhampton City Council and Chair of the Cabinet:

Policy Areas

  • Corporate strategy
  • City partnerships
  • International, national, regional and sub-regional leadership
  • Combined Authority
  • Public Service Reform
  • Transformation
  • Performance management
  • Communications, marketing and branding
  • Emergency response lead
  • New communities and migration
  • Chair of Health & Wellbeing Board
Ian is a Councillor for Fallings Park Ward

Cllr Louise Miles

Deputy Leader (Acting) & Cabinet Member for Resources:

Policy Areas

  • Medium term financial planning
    a) capital strategy (including schools); b) budget development process;
    c) treasury management strategy;
  • Creation of wholly owned companies and joint ventures
  • Housing benefits and council tax benefits
  • Council tax and business rates
  • Income generation
  • Procurement
  • Customer services
  • ICT
  • Channel shift
  • Audit
  • Corporate risk
  • Future Space Programme

Louise is a Councillor for Oxley ward.

Cllr Jasbir Jaspal

Cabinet Member for Public Health and Well Being:

Policy Areas

  • Starting and developing well
  • Healthy Life Expectancy
  • Healthy Ageing
  • Ill Health Prevention
  • Public Engagement
  • Community safety & community cohesion
  • Resilience and business continuity

Jasbir is a Councillor for Heath Town ward.



Cllr John Reynolds

Cabinet Member for Children and Young People:

Policy Areas

  • Prevention of child sexual exploitation
  • Children’s safeguarding
  • Corporate parenting
  • Children in need (including troubled families, looked after children & children with special educational needs and/or disabilities)
  • Early years
  • Early intervention and prevention
  • Children and young people partnership working (including Youth Zone)
  • Youth offending
  • Children and young people’s mental health
  • Primary link for children and young people’s health
  • Children’s care commissioning & user engagement

John is a Councillor for the Graiseley.

Cllr Linda Leach

Cabinet Member for Adults:

Policy Areas

  • Social care for older people, disabilities and mental health
  • Adult safeguarding
  • Carer support
  • Welfare rights
  • Primary link for adult’s health
  • Wolverhampton Information Network
  • Better Care Fund and Integration
  • Quality and Care provision monitoring
  • Adult care commissioning & user engagement

Linda is a Councillor for Bilston North.

Cllr Steve Evans

Cabinet member for City Environment:

Policy Areas
  • WV Active
  • Waste management strategy
  • Street cleansing
  • Grounds maintenance, parks operations, country parks operations
  • Strategic Transportation and Operational Transportation including highways management and maintenance
  • Public protection and consumer protection
  • Licensing
  • Parking Services
  • Markets
  • Fleet management
  • Bereavement
Steve is a Councillor for Fallings Park Ward.

Cllr Stephen Simkins

Cabinet Member for City Economy:

Policy Areas

  • City development
  • Skills and employability
  • City Planning, including policy, development control, building control
  • Supporting City businesses
  • Inward investment
  • Visitor economy
  • City marketing
  • Sustainability
  • Voluntary Sector liaison
  • Partnership working with University and College to deliver the City skills and Employment action plan
  • Economic growth and inclusion partnerships
  • Adult Education
  • Community Hubs and Libraries

Stephen is a Councillor for Bilston East Ward.

Cllr Mike Hardacre

Cabinet Member for Education and Skills:

Policy Areas

  • School standards and attainment
  • School governance
  • Strategic School place planning
  • School admissions
  • Home to school transport
  • Traded services for schools
  • Post 16 Education provision
  • University and College education provision
  • Skills and employability
  • Adult Education

Mike is a Councillor for Park ward.

Cllr Paula Brookfield

Cabinet Member for Governance: 

Policy Areas

  • Legal and governance
  • Human resources strategy
  • Organisation development strategy
  • Democratic services, scrutiny & councillor support
  • Registrars
  • Information governance
  • Mayoralty
  • Health and safety
  • Equalities
  • Business support
  • YOO Recruit
  • Complaints and feedback
  • Peformance Management
  • Electoral Registration & Elections

Paula is a Councillor for Bushbury South & Low Hill ward

Cllr Jacqui Sweetman

 Cabinet Member for Housing and City Assets:

Policy Areas

  • City housing development strategy
  • City Housing Company
  • City Private Sector Housing
  • City Social/Affordable Housing
  • City Homelessness
  • City Strategic Asset Plan (inc schools)
  • City Asset Management Plan (incl schools)
  • Corporate landlord – Assets (incl schools)
  • Corporate landlord – Facilities Management
  • Corporate landlord – Projects and Works


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