Do you have a question for Councillor David Phillips, Leader of the Council?

At their next meeting on 28 October the Scrutiny Programme Committee will be holding a question and answer session with Councillor David Phillips who is the Leader of the Council and also the Cabinet Member for Anti-Poverty.  They would welcome your ideas for questions.

Cllr David Phillips

Cllr David Phillips







Councillor David Phillips chairs the Cabinet. This is the Council body that is responsible for most day-to day decisions and delivery of Council services, in line with the Council’s overall policies and budget.

Councillor Phillips is responsible for appointment of all Cabinet Members, who are allocated specific responsibilities. His Anti-Poverty portfolio cuts across all services, but includes specific responsibility for:

The committee will explore the work he has done in his role, for example key activities that he has been involved in, significant decisions that have been taken and achievements, as well as current plans / developments.

What questions do you think the committee should ask him?  The committee would welcome your suggestions.  Any suggestions made before 28 October will be looked at by the committee in developing its questioning strategy and the key ones will be put to Councillor Phillips.

Let us have your ideas by adding a comment to this post, by email to  or tweet us at @swanseascrutiny.

The committee meeting will take place on Monday 28 October at 4.30 pm in Committee Room 2 in the Civic Centre, Swansea and the public are welcome to attend.

One of the most important roles that scrutiny carries out is holding the council’s cabinet to account. By acting as a ‘critical friend’ scrutiny has the opportunity to challenge the cabinet and individual cabinet members on their actions and monitor performance in relation to their areas of responsibilities. The Scrutiny Programme Committee has scheduled a session with all cabinet members over the course of the year in order to ask questions on their work.

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