Mayor, Councillors and Committees

Middlesbrough Council Executive

The Executive is chosen by the Mayor and is the council's main decision-making body. In addition to Dave Budd, the Mayor, who chairs the meetings, the Executive comprises of the deputy Mayor and seven councillors, each with designated responsibilities (known as portfolios). The Executive considers significant issues in connection with, for example, community safety, leisure, education, social services, highways and the environment.

Dave Budd

Elected Mayor

Mayor Dave Budd

Councillor Charles Rooney (Labour)

Deputy Mayor

City Centre Strategy

Councillor Charles Rooney

Councillor Nicky Walker (Labour)

Finance and Governance

Councillor Nicky Walker

Councillor Mick Thompson (Labour)

Culture and Communities

Councillor Mick Thompson

Councillor Julia Rostron (Labour)

Adult Health, Social Care and Public Health

Councillor Julia Rostron

Councillor Mike Carr (Labour)

Children's Services

Councillor Mike Carr

Councillor Tracy Harvey (Labour)

Environment and Commercial Services

Councillor Tracy Harvey

Councillor Jan Brunton (Labour)

Education and Skills

Councillor Jan Brunton

Councillor Lewis Young (Labour)

Economic Development and Infrastructure

Councillor Lewis Young


Although each Executive Member has their own responsibilities, there are also general responsibilities which every Executive Member is expected to fulfil.

These are:

  • To be the principal spokesperson on issues relating to their portfolios
  • To lead on the development and delivery of policies within their portfolio remit
  • To commission scrutiny, when appropriate, to assist in policy development and attend scrutiny meetings when invited
  • To report to council on activities they've undertaken and to be held to account by Councillors and the Mayor
  • To respond to appropriate questions received in the council's public question time
  • To represent the council on outside bodies
  • To monitor service performance specific to their portfolio (including the budget)
  • To participate in service reviews and inspections as appropriate
  • To agree responses to government and other strategic consultation documents
  • To promote appropriate non-Executive Member involvement in portfolio activities
  • To take decisions, in line with agreed procedures, as authorised under the Executive Scheme of Delegation
  • To maintain effective working relationships with officers
  • To attend meetings of the Executive

To find out more about the council's Executive and other committees, use the Committee Management Information System (eGenda).


Executive Meetings

Executive Meetings are held on a monthly basis and are open to the public. The meetings take place on a Tuesday at 1pm in the Town Hall. Members of the public are entitled, and welcome, to attend.

To view dates of executive meetings and other council meetings please download the Executive year planner.

Copies of the agenda and the reports which are to be discussed at each meeting can be accessed prior to the meetings or provided to you at the meeting itself should you wish to attend.

Notice of private meetings of the Executive

On 10 September 2012, new regulations were introduced by Parliament to increase access to information for members of the public. Notice of all private meetings (those meetings excluding the press and public) to consider decisions to made by the Executive/Individual Executive and Sub-Committees must now be made available 28 days prior to the meeting.