Cllr Judith Blake is the Leader of Leeds City Council, Executive Board Member for Economy and Culture and Ward Councillor for Middleton Park. She has been an elected member since 1996.
Prior to being elected Leader of the Council in May 2015, she served as Deputy Leader of the Council for 5 years and also a member of the Executive. In her time as a Councillor she has covered a wide range of portfolios including Children & Families, Planning, Education and Leisure. She was Deputy Leader of Leeds City
Phil Bale is Leader of City of Cardiff, the capital city of Wales and one of the largest and fastest growing cities in the United Kingdom. He leads a cabinet of nine City Councillors and has lead responsibility for several important areas of policy including; economic development, tourism, Welsh Language and external affairs.
Currently Leader of Nottingham City Council, Jon Collins has been a Councillor of St. Ann's, an inner city ward, in Nottingham since 1987. During this time he has served as Chair, Community Development Committee, 7 years as Deputy Leader and Portfolio Holder for Education and Work (1999-2003).
Councillor Joe Anderson became Leader of Liverpool City Council in May 2010, having been elected Leader of the Labour Group in 2002 and has been a Councillor for Riverside (previously Abercromby) since 1998. He was on the Capital of Culture Board and has been a Governor of St Vincent de Paul Primary School for twelve years.