• Colour of Power 2020

  • A visual depiction of the diversity composition of Britain’s most powerful leaders

  • Just 52 out of the 1099 leaders are filled by non-white individuals

  • This is just 15 additional ethnic minority held roles in three years (1.2%)

  • 15 of the 39 departments categorised had no ethnic minority representation

  • Out of 1099 roles, only 288 are female

First published in 2017, the Colour of Power was developed to graphically illustrate the lack of female and black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) representation in the upper echelons of the UK’s most powerful institutions.

The Colour of Power 2020, reveals that just 52 out of the 1099 most powerful roles in the country are filled by non-white individuals; just 4.7% of the total number compared to the 13% proportion of the UK population.

The research covers the top roles across 39 categories including central and local government, public bodies, the private sector, education, sport and charities. Fifteen of these categories had no ethnic minority representation at all at their top levels in 2020; five categories have seen a decrease in BAME individuals over the past three years and more than half the categories (21) have seen no change.

The 2020 figures represent a gain of only 1.2% or 15 additional ethnic minority led roles since the Colour of Power 2017 index, demonstrating a failure to address the disparity of power in the UK’s leadership positions, despite three years of government-backed targets and ample rhetoric about commitments to improving diversity & inclusion.

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Leaders of Political Parties

Total No. of People : 12 Male : 7 Female : 5 White : 12 BAME : 0

The men and women who lead our main political parties are the ambassadors and drivers of our representative democracy.

Adam Price Plaid Cymru Party
Arlene Foster Democratic Unionist Party
Colum Eastwood Social Democratic and Labour
Edward Davey Liberal Democrats Party
Jonathan Bartley Green Party
Kier Starmer Labour Party
Mark Pack Liberal Democrats Party
Mary Lou McDonald Sinn Féin Party
Naomi Long Alliance Party
Nicola Sturgeon Scottish National
Siân Berry AM Green Party
The Rt Hon Boris Johnson MP Prime Minister, First Lord of the Treasury, Minister for the Civil Service, and Minister for the Union. (Conservative Party)

Cabinet Members

Total No. of People : 26 Male : 19 Female : 7 White : 22 BAME : 4

The Cabinet is the collective decision-making body of the Government of the United Kingdom, composed of the Prime Minister and her most senior Government Ministers.

Alister Jack MP Secretary of State for Scotland
Amanda Milling MP Minister without Portfolio
Anne-Marie Trevelyan MP Secretary of State for International Development
Baroness Evans of Bowes Park Leader of the House of Lords, Lord Privy Seal
Ben Wallace MP Secretary of State for Defence
Boris Johnson MP Prime Minister, First Lord of the Treasury, Minister for the Civil Service, and Minister for the Union
Brandon Lewis MP Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
Dominic Raab MP Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs and First Secretary of State
Elizabeth Truss MP Secretary of State for International Trade and President of the Board of Trade and Minister for Women and Equalities
Gavin Williamson MP Secretary of State for Education
George Eustice MP Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Grant Shapps MP Secretary of State for Transport
Jacob Rees-Mogg MP Lord President of the Council and Leader of the House of Commons
Mark Spencer MP Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury (Chief Whip)
Matt Hancock MP Secretary of State for Health and Social Care
Michael Gove MP Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office
Oliver Dowden CBE MP Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Robert Buckland QC MP Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice
Robert Jenrick MP Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government
Simon Hart MP Secretary of State for Wales
Steve Barclay MP Chief Secretary to the Treasury
Thérèse Coffey MP Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
Alok Sharma MP Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Priti Patel MP Secretary of State for the Home Department
Rishi Sunak MP Chancellor of the Exchequer
Suella Braverman QC MP Attorney General

Government Ministers

Total No. of People : 94 Male : 61 Female : 33 White : 88 BAME : 6

Department Ministers cover almost every aspect of daily life in the UK.

Alex Chalk MP Parliamentary Under Secretary of State and Assistant Government Whip
Amanda Solloway MP Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Science, Research and Innovation)
Andrew Stephenson Minister of State
Baroness Barran MBE Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Civil Society and DCMS)
Baroness Berridge of The Vale of Catmose Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the School System and Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State (Minister for Women)
Baroness Bloomfield of Hinton Waldrist Baroness in Waiting (Government Whip)
Baroness Deborah Stedman-Scott OBE DL Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Work and Pensions)
Baroness Goldie DL Minister of State
Baroness Penn Baroness in Waiting (Government Whip)
Baroness Scott of Bybrook OBE Baroness in Waiting
Baroness Sugg CBE Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for the Overseas Territories and Sustainable Development) and Prime Minister’s Special Envoy for Girls’ Education
Baroness Vere of Norbiton Parliamentary Under Secretary of State
Baroness Williams of Trafford (Susan Frances Maria Williams) Lords Minister
Caroline Dinenage MP Minister of State (Minister for Digital and Culture)
Chloe Smith Mp Minister of State
Chris Heaton-Harris MP Minister of State
Chris Philp MP Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Immigration Compliance and the Courts)
David Duguid MP Government Whip, Lord Commissioner of HM Treasury and Parliamentary Under Secretary of State
David Rutley MP Government Whip, Lord Commissioner of HM Treasury
David TC Davies MP Parliamentary Under Secretary of State and Assistant Government Whip
Earl of Courtown Captain of the Queen’s Bodyguard of the Yeomen of the Guard (Lords Deputy Chief Whip)
Eddie Hughes MP Assistant Government Whip
Edward Argar MP Minister of State (Minister for Health)
Gillian Keegan MP Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Apprenticeships and Skills
Graham Stuart MP Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Exports)
Guy Opperman MP Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Pensions and Financial Inclusion)
Helen Whately MP Minister of State (Minister for Care)
Iain Stewart MP Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Scotland)
James Duddridge MP Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Africa)
James Heappey MP Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for the Armed Forces)
James Morris MP Government Whip, Lord Commissioner of HM Treasury
Jeremy Quin MP Minister of State (Minister for Defence Procurement)
Jo Churchill MP Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Prevention, Public Health and Primary Care)
John Glen MP Economic Secretary to the Treasury
Johnny Mercer MP Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Defence People and Veterans)
Julia Lopez MP Parliamentary Secretary
Justin Tomlinson MP Minister of State (Minister for Disabled People, Health and Work)
Kelly Tolhurst MP Parliamentary Under Secretary of State
Kevin Foster MP Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Future Borders and Immigration)
Kit Malthouse MP Minister of State (Minister for Crime and Policing)
Leo Docherty MP Assistant Government Whip
Lord Agnew Minister of State
Lord Bethell of Romford Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Innovation)
Lord Callanan Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Climate Change and Corporate Responsibility)
Lord Gardiner of Kimble Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Rural Affairs and Biosecurity)
Lord Grimstone of Boscobel Kt Minister for Investment
Lord Parkinson of Whitley Bay Lord in Waiting
Lord True CBE Minister of State
Lucy Frazer QC MP Minister of State
Luke Hall MP Parliamentary Under Secretary Of State (Minister for Rough Sleeping and Housing)
Maggie Throup MP Government Whip, Lord Commissioner of HM Treasury
Marcus Jones MP Vice Chamberlain of HM Household (Government Whip)
Maria Caulfield MP Assistant Government Whip
Matt Warman MP Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Digital Infrastructure)
Michael Tomlinson MP Government Whip, Lord Commissioner of HM Treasury
Michelle Donelan MP Minister of State for Universities
Mike Freer MP Comptroller of HM Household (Government Whip)
Mims Davies MP Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Employment)
Nadine Dorries MP Minister of State (Minister for Patient Safety, Suicide Prevention and Mental Health)
Nigel Adams MP Minister of State (Minister for Asia)
Nigel Huddleston MP Assistant Government Whip and Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Sport, Tourism and Heritage)
Paul Scully MP Minister for London and Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Small Business, Consumers and Labour Markets)
Rachel Maclean MP Parliamentary Under Secretary of State
Rebecca Harris MP Government Whip, Lord Commissioner of HM Treasury
Rebecca Pow MP Parliamentary Under Secretary of State
Robin Walker MP Minister of State
Simon Clarke MP Minister of State (Minister for Regional Growth and Local Government)
Stephen Greenhalgh MP Minister of State
Stuart Andrew MP Treasurer of HM Household (Deputy Chief Whip)
The Rt Hon Christopher Pincher MP Minister of State (Minister for Housing)
The Rt Hon Earl Howe Deputy Leader of the House of Lords
The Rt Hon Greg Hands MP Minister of State for Trade Policy
The Rt Hon James Brokenshire MP Minister of State (Minister for Security)
The Rt Hon Jesse Norman MP Financial Secretary to the Treasury
The Rt Hon John Whittingdale OBE MP Minister of State (Minister for Media and Data)
The Rt Hon Lord Ashton of Hyde Captain of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen at Arms (Lords Chief Whip)
The Rt Hon Lord Keen of Elie QC HM Advocate General for Scotland and MoJ spokesperson for the Lords
The Rt Hon Lord Zac Goldsmith Minister of State (Minister for Pacific and the Environment)
The Rt Hon Michael Ellis QC MP Solicitor General
The Rt Hon Nick Gibb MP Minister of State for School Standards
The Rt Hon Penny Mordaunt MP Paymaster General
Tom Pursglove MP Assistant Government Whip
Vicky Ford MP Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Children and Families
Victoria Atkins MP Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Safeguarding)
Victoria Prentis MP Parliamentary Under Secretary of State
Viscount Younger of Leckie Lord in Waiting (Government Whip)
Wendy Morton MP Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for European Neighbourhood and the Americas)
Will Quince MP Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Welfare Delivery)
Kemi Badenoch MP Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury and Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State (Minister for Equalities)
Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon Minister of State (Minister for South Asia and the Commonwealth) and Prime Minister’s Special Representative on Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict
Nadhim Zahawi MP Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Business and Industry)
Ranil Jayawardena MP Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for International Trade)
The Rt Hon James Cleverly MP Minister of State (Minister for Middle East and North Africa)
The Rt Hon Kwasi Kwarteng MP Minister of State (Minister for Business, Energy and Clean Growth)

Scottish Parliament Ministers

Total No. of People : 26 Male : 13 Female : 13 White : 25 BAME : 1

Ministers of the Scottish Parliament are the lawmaking body in Scotland for devolved matters.

Aileen Campbell MSP
Ash Denham MSP
Ben Macpherson MSP
Christina McKelvie MSP
Clare Haughey MSP
Fergus Ewing MSP
Fiona Hyslop MSP
Graeme Dey MSP
Ivan McKee MSP
Jamie Hepburn MSP
Jeane Freeman MSP
Jenny Gilruth MSP
Joe Fitzpatrick MSP
John Swinney MSP
Kate Forbes MSP
Kevin Stewart MSP
Mairi Gougeon MSP
Maree Todd MSP
Michael Matheson MSP
Michael Russell MSP
Nicola Sturgeon First Minister
Paul Wheelhouse MSP
Richard Lochhead MSP
Roseanna Cunningham MSP
Shirley-Anne Somerville MSP
Humza Yousaf MSP

Welsh Assembly Cabinet Members

Total No. of People : 14 Male : 6 Female : 8 White : 13 BAME : 1

Ministers for the Welsh Assembly are the law making body in Wales for devolved matters.

Dafydd Elis-Thomas Welsh Cabinet
Eluned Morgan Welsh Cabinet
Hannah Blythyn Welsh Cabinet
Jane Hutt Welsh Cabinet
Jeremy Miles Welsh Cabinet
Julie James Welsh Cabinet
Julie Morgan Welsh Cabinet
Ken Skates Welsh Cabinet
Kirsty Williams Welsh Cabinet
Lee Waters Welsh Cabinet
Lesley Griffiths Welsh Cabinet
Mark Drakeford Welsh Cabinet
Rebecca Evans Welsh Cabinet
Vaughan Gething Welsh Cabinet

Supreme Court Judges

Total No. of People : 12 Male : 10 Female : 2 White : 12 BAME : 0

The Supreme Court is the highest in the whole of the United Kingdom for civil matters, and for criminal matters from the United Kingdom jurisdictions of England and Wales and Northern Ireland.

The Right Hon Lady Arden of Heswall DBE Justice of the Supreme Court
The Right Hon Lady Black of Derwent DBE Justice of the Supreme Court
The Right Hon Lord Briggs of Westbourne Justice of the Supreme Court
The Right Hon Lord Burrows Justice of the Supreme Court
The Right Hon Lord Hamblen of Kersey Justice of the Supreme Court
The Right Hon Lord Hodge Deputy President of the Supreme Court
The Right Hon Lord Kerr of Tonaghmore Justice of The Supreme Court
The Right Hon Lord Kitchin Justice of the Supreme Court
The Right Hon Lord Leggatt Justice of the Supreme Court
The Right Hon Lord Lloyd-Jones Justice of the Supreme Court
The Right Hon Lord Reed of Allermuir President of the Supreme Court
The Right Hon Lord Sales Justice of the Supreme Court

Members of Defence Council for the Armed Forces

Total No. of People : 9 Male : 8 Female : 1 White : 9 BAME : 0

The Defence Council of the United Kingdom is the body legally entrusted with the defence of the United Kingdom and its overseas territories, and with control over the British armed forces.

Admiral Tim Fraser CB ADC Vice Chief of the Defence Staff
Admiral Tony Radakin CB ADC First Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Staff
Baroness Goldie DL Minister of State
Charlie Pate Director General Finance
General Sir Nick Carter GCB CBE DSO ADC Gen Chief of the Defence Staff
General Sir Patrick Sanders KCB CBE DSO ADC Gen Commander of Strategic Command
Sir Stephen Hillier KCB CBE DFC ADC MA RAF Air Chief Marshal
Sir Stephen Lovegrove Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Defence
The Rt Hon Ben Wallace MP Secretary of State for Defence

Heads of the Intelligence Agencies

Total No. of People : 3 Male : 3 Female : 0 White : 3 BAME : 0

The Government of the United Kingdom maintains intelligence agencies within several different government departments. The agencies are responsible for collecting and producing foreign and domestic intelligence, providing military intelligence, performing espionage and counter-espionage.

Alex Younger MI6
Jeremy Fleming GCHQ
Ken McCallum MI5

Permanent Secretaries in the Civil Service

Total No. of People : 16 Male : 12 Female : 4 White : 16 BAME : 0

A permanent secretary is the most senior civil servant in a department. Each supports the government minister at the head of the department, who is accountable to Parliament for the department’s actions and performance.

Alex Chisholm Cabinet Office
Antonia Romeo Department of International Trade
Bernadette Kelly CB Transport
Jim Harra HM Revenue and Customs
Jonathan Slater Education
Leslie Evans Scottish Government
Matthew Rycroft CBE Home Office
Melanie Dawes Communities and Local Government
Peter Schofield Work and Pensions
Sir Chris Wormald KCB Health
Sir Jonathan Jones QC Government Legal Department
Sir Mark Sedwill Head of the Civil Service and National Security Adviser
Sir Richard Heaton KCB Ministry of Justice
Sir Simon McDonald KCMG KCVO oreign and Commonwealth Office
Sir Stephen Lovegrove Ministry of Defence
Tom Scholar HM Treasury

Police and Crime Commissioners

Total No. of People : 42 Male : 33 Female : 9 White : 41 BAME : 1

PCCs are elected by the public and their aim is to cut crime and deliver an effective and efficient police service within their force area. They are responsible for the totality of policing.

Alison Hernandez Devon and Cornwall and the Isle of Scilly
Alun Michael South Wales
Angus Macpherson Wiltshire
Anthony Stansfeld Thames Valley
Arfon Jones North Wales
Baroness Hughes Greater Manchester Combined Authority
Barry Coppinger Cleveland
Clive Grunshaw Lancashire
Dafydd Llywelyn Dyfed-Powys
David Jamieson West Midlands
David Keane Cheshire
David Lloyd Hertfordshire
David Munro Surrey
Dr Alan Billings South Yorkshire
Jane Kennedy Merseyside
Jeff Cuthbert Gwent
John Campion West Mercia
Julia Mulligan North Yorkshire
Kathryn Holloway Bedfordshire
Katy Bourne OBE Sussex
Keith Hunter Humberside
Kim McGuinness Northumbria
Lord William Bach Leicestershire
Lorne Green Norfolk
Marc Jones Lincolnshire
Mark Burns-Williamson West Yorkshire
Martin Surl Gloucestershire
Martyn Underhill Dorset
Matthew Ellis Staffordshire
Matthew Scott Kent
Michael Lane Hampshire
Paddy Tipping Nottinghamshire
Peter McCall Cumbria
Philip Seccombe Warwickshire
Ray Bisby Cambridgeshire
Roger Hirst Essex
Sophie Linden Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime in London – MOPAC
Stephen Mold Northamptonshire
Steve White Durham
Sue Mounstevens Avon and Somerset
Tim Passmore Suffolk
Hardyal Dhindsa Derbyshire

Chief Constables

Total No. of People : 43 Male : 36 Female : 7 White : 43 BAME : 0

Chief constable is the rank used by the chief police officer of every territorial police force in the United Kingdom except for the City of London Police and the Metropolitan Police.

Alan Pughsley Kent Constabulary
Andy Cooke Merseyside Constabulary
Andy Marsh Avon and Somerset Constabulary
Andy Rhodes Lancashire Constabulary
Anthony Bangham West Mercia Constabulary
Ben-Julian Harrington Chief Constable of Essex
Bill Skelly Lincolnshire Constabulary
Carl Foulkes North Wales Constabulary
Charlie Hall Hertfordshire Constabulary
Craig Guildford Nottinghamshire Constabulary
Cressida Dick Metropolitan Police Commissioner
Darren Martland Chief Constable of Cheshire
Dave Thompson West Midlands Constabulary
Gareth Morgan Staffordshire Constabulary
Garry Forsyth Bedfordshire Constabulary
Gavin Stephens Surrey Constabulary
Ian Dyson Commissioner
Ian Hopkins Greater Manchester Constabulary
James Vaughan Dorset Constabulary
Jo Farrell Durham Constabulary
Jo Shiner Sussex Constabularyt
John Campbell QPM, LLB, MBA Thames Valley Constabulary
John Robins QPM West Yorkshire Constabulary
Kier Pritchard Wiltshire Constabulary
Lee Freeman Humberside Constabulary
Lisa Winward North Yorkshire Constabulary
Mark Collins Dyfed-Powys Constabulary
Martin Jelley Warwickshire Constabulary
Matt Jukes South Wales Constabulary
Michelle Skeer Cumbria Constabulary
Nick Adderley Northamptonshire Constabulary
Nick Dean Cambridgshire Constabulary
Olivia Pinkney Hampshire Constabulary
Pam Kelly Gwent Constabulary
Peter Goodman Derbyshire Constabulary
Richard Lewis Cleveland Constabulary
Rod Hansen Gloucestershire Constabulary
Shaun Sawyer Devon and Cornwall Constabulary
Simon Bailey Norfolk Constabulary
Simon Cole Leicestershire Constabulary
Stephen Watson South Yorkshire Constabulary
Steve Jupp Suffolk Constabulary
Winton Keenen Northumbria Constabulary

Leaders of Trades Unions

Total No. of People : 47 Male : 34 Female : 13 White : 46 BAME : 1

The Trade Union leaders or sometimes known as General Secretaries are major figureheads of a particular union, often representing 100,000s if not millions of workers in the UK.

Annette Mansell-Green BDA
Brian Linn Aegis
Brian Strutton BALPA
Chris Kitchen NUM
Christine Payne Equity
Claire Sullivan CSP
Dave Penman FDA
Dave Prentis Unison
Dave Ward CWU
Dilwyn Roberts-Young UCAC
Ellie Peers WGGB
Ged Nichols Accord
George McGrath NARS
Gill Walton RCM
Gordon Taylor PFA
Horace Trubridge Musicians’ Union
Ian Lawrence NAPO
Jo Grady UCU
John Phillips GMB
Kate Fallon Association of Educational Psychologists
Kevin Courtney NUT
Larry Flanagan EIS
Len McCluskey Unite
Linda Rolph Advance
Manuel Cortes TSSA
Mark Dickinson Nautilus International
Mark Serwotka PCSU
Mary Bousted NEU
Matt Wrack FBU
Michael Schwaabe CWA
Michele Gregson NSEAD
Michelle Stanistreet NUJ
Mick Cash RMT
Mick Whelan ASLEF
Mike Clancy Prospect
Paddy Lillis USDAW
Paul Donaldson HCSA
Paul Whiteman NAHT
Richard Evans SoR
Robert F Monks URTU
Roy Rickhuss Community
Samantha Aitkenhead BOS TU
Sarah Woolley BFAWU
Steve Gillan POA
Steve Jamieson The College of Podiatry
Tim Rose NGSU
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Patrick Roach NASUWT

Leaders of London Borough Councils

Total No. of People : 28 Male : 20 Female : 8 White : 24 BAME : 4

The role of the leader of the council is often to provide overall political leadership for the council by: co-ordinating and delivering council policies, strategies and services. Most leaders are selected by the political party in power.

Caroline Kerr Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames
Clare Coghill London Borough of Waltham Forest
Colin Smith London Borough of Bromley
Damian White London Borough of Havering
Daniel Thomas London Borough of Barnet
Danny Thorpe Royal Borough of Greenwich
Darren Rodwell London Borough of Barking and Dagenham
Elizabeth Campbell Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea
Gareth Roberts London Borough of Richmond upon Thames
Georgia Gould London Borough of Camden
Graham Henson London Borough of Harrow
Jack Hopkins London Borough of Lambeth
Julian Bell London Borough of Ealing
Nesil Caliskan London Borough of Enfield
Peter John London Borough of Southwark
Rachael Robathan City of Westminster
Ray Puddifoot London Borough of Hillingdon
Richard Watts London Borough of Islington
Ruth Dombey London Borough of Sutton
Stephen Alambritis London Borough of Merton
Stephen Cowan London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham
Steve Curran London Borough of Hounslow
Teresa O’Neill London Borough of Bexley
Tony Newman London Borough of Croydon
Jas Athwal London Borough of Redbridge
Joseph Ejiofor London Borough of Haringey
Muhammed Butt London Borough of Brent
Ravi Govindia London Borough of Wandsworth

CEOs of London Borough Councils*

Total No. of People : 32 Male : 18 Female : 14 White : 28 BAME : 4

Chief Executive officers oversee the management of the council.
* Edit: On 28.07.20, 13:00 the data was updated to include the CEO’s London Boroughs of Hammersmith & Fulham and Royal Borough of Greenwich. While this has not altered the overall findings and key messages of the report, it has marginally altered some statistics which may cause discrepancies with data published by third parties in the 22 hours prior to the amends. 

Andrew Blake-Herbert Havering
Andrew Travers Lambeth
Andy Donald Redbridge
Barry Quirk CBE Kensington and Chelsea
Carolyn Downs Brent
Claire Symonds Barking and Dagenham
Debbie Warren Royal Borough of Greenwich
Dr Fran Beasley Hillingdon
Eleanor Kelly Southwark
Ged Curran Merton
Helen Bailey Sutton
Ian Davis Enfield
Jackie Belton Bexley
Jenny Rowlands Camden
Jo Negrini Croydon
John Barradell City of London
John Hooton Barnet
Kim Wright Lewisham
Linzi Roberts-Egan Islington
Martin Esom Waltham Forest
Niall Bolger Hounslow
Paul Martin Wandsworth
Paul Najsarek Ealing
Sean Harriss Harrow
Stuart Love Westminster
Tim Shields Hackney
Will Tuckley Tower Hamlets
Zina Etheridge Haringey
Ade Adetosoye OBE London Borough of Bromley
Althea Loderick Newham
Ian Thomas Kingston upon Thames
Kim Smith Hammersmith & Fulham

Leaders of Metropolitan Borough Councils

Total No. of People : 33 Male : 26 Female : 7 White : 32 BAME : 1

Metropolitan authorities, like unitary authorities, are responsible for delivery of all services (unlike boroughs where some services are delivered by the county). The role of the leader of the council is often to provide overall political leadership for the council, most are selected by the political party in power.

Allen Brett Rochdale Council
Andrew Western Trafford Council
Brenda Warrington Tameside Council
Chris Read Rotherham Council
David Baines St Helens Council
David Greenhalgh Bolton Council
David Molyneux Wigan Council
Denise Jeffery Wakefield Council
Eamonn O’Brien Bury Council
Elise Wilson Stockport Council
George Duggins Coventry Council
Graeme Miller Sunderland Council
Graham Morgan Knowsley Council
Iain Malcolm South Tyneside Council
Ian Brookfield Wolverhampton Council
Ian Courts Solihul Council
Ian Maher Sefton Council
Ian Ward Birmingham Council
Judith Blake Leeds City Council
Julie Dore Sheffield Council
Martin Gannon Gateshead Council
Mike Bird Walsall Council
Nick Forbes Newcastle-upon-Tyne Council
Pat Hackett Wirral Council
Patrick Harley Dudley Council
Rob Polhill Halton Council
Sean Fielding Oldham Council
Sir Richard Leese Manchester Council
Stephen Houghton Barnsley Council
Susan Hinchcliffe Bradford Council
Tim Swift Calderdale Council
Yvonne Davies Sandwell Council
Shabir Pandor Kirklees Council

CEOs of Metropolitan Borough Councils

Total No. of People : 35 Male : 21 Female : 14 White : 35 BAME : 0

Metropolitan authorities, like unitary authorities, are responsible for delivery of all services (unlike boroughs where some services are delivered by the county).

Alison Mckenzie-Folan Wigan Council
Carolyn Wilkins Oldham Council
Chris Naylor Birmingham Council
Damian Allen Doncaster Council
David Stevens Sandwell Council
Dwayne Johnson Sefton Council
Geoff Little Bury Council
Helen Paterson Walsall Council
Jacqui Gedman Kirklees Council
Jim Taylor Salford Council
Joanne Roney Manchester Council
John Macilwraith Sheffield Council
Kath O’Dwyer St Helens Council
Kersten England Bradford Council
Kevin O’Keefe Dudley Council
Martin Reeves Coventry Council
Martin Swales South Tyneside Council
Merran McRae Wakefield Council
Mike Harden Knowsley Council
Nick Page Solihull Council
Pam Smith Stockport Council
Pat Ritchie Newcastle City Council
Patrick Melia Sunderland Council
Paul Hanson North Tyneside Council
Paul Satoor Wirral Council
Robin Tuddenham Calderdale Council
Sara Todd Trafford Council
Sarah Norman Dudley Council
Sharon Kemp Rotherham Council
Sheena Ramsey Gateshead Council
Steve Rumbelow Rochdale Council
Steven Pleasant Tameside Council
Tim Johnson Wolverhampton Council