Northamptonshire's cabinet is comprised of six Conservative councillors and the Conservative Leader of the council. Cabinet members work closely with the directors and professional officers of the council to ensure the successful implementation of the decisions they make.

Cabinet meetings

Find out more about the decisions they take; or search agendas, reports and minutes for the Cabinet meetings:

Cabinet meeting papers

Cabinet members

Each Cabinet member is responsible and publicly accountable for a range of council services - this is their 'portfolio'.

​Leader of the CouncilMatt Golby
​Deputy Leader of the Council Lizzy Bowen
​Finance Malcolm Longley
​Children, Families and EducationFiona Baker
​​​Adult Social Care & Public Health ​Ian Morris
Highways and PlaceJason Smithers
Corporate Services

Sandra Naden-Horley

Benefits of cabinet-style local government

Cabinet style local government is designed to deliver greater efficiency, transparency and accountability to Northamptonshire Council's decision-making process.


More business is transacted in a shorter time-span, with better quality control, enabling the council to be more responsive to the needs of the local community.


The full council has become more open. Meeting in public and public access to all non-confidential papers, the council gives members of all political groupings a voice in every decision.

Cabinet and Scrutiny Committee meetings take place in public and every single decision the Cabinet makes is published in the public domain. Residents, applicants and objectors have the right to petition Cabinet Members and, at the discretion of the chair, present their views at various meetings.