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The council

Stoke-on-Trent City Council is a unitary authority employing approximately 4,600 staff who deliver 700 services to more than 260,000 residents. Our city comprises of six towns: Burslem, Fenton, Hanley, Longton, Stoke and Tunstall. We are a city of strengths, with a proud heritage and bright future.

We have undergone significant changes over the last few years. New ways of working have already transformed many service areas and we are determined to continue to develop more innovative approaches to ensure that we can maximise the benefits of transformation. We are embracing technological innovation to improve the way we communicate with our customers and we will use the insights we gain to help shape future changes and ensure that we deliver responsive, joined-up services which are sufficiently outcome-focused to achieve our strategic priorities. Our approach is work in partnership wherever possible, deep in local communities.

The City Council has a fantastic team of dedicated council members and officers who are passionate and ambitious about our brilliant city and its future. We have an enthusiastic, experienced and effective senior management team with a dynamic and ambitious political leadership – none of whom are afraid to challenge.

This is an exciting time to join us here at Stoke-on-Trent City Council.

Our leadership

The cabinet members are:

  • Councillor Jane Ashworth OBE - Leader of the Council – Cabinet Member for Strategy, Economic Development, Culture & Sport
  • Councillor Amjid Wazir OBE - Deputy Leader of the Council - Cabinet Member for City Pride, Enforcement and Sustainability
  • Councillor Duncan Walker - Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care
  • Councillor Sarah Hill - Cabinet Member for Children’s Services
  • Councillor Majid Khan – Cabinet Member for Safe and Resilient Communities
  • Councillor Sarah Jane Colclough - Cabinet Member for Education and Anti-poverty
  • Councillor Alastair Watson - Cabinet Member for Financial Sustainability and Corporate Services
  • Councillor Lynn Watkins - Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing
  • Councillor Chris Robinson - Cabinet Member for Housing and Planning
  • Councillor Finlay Gordon- - McCusker - Cabinet Member for Transport, Infrastructure and Regeneration