Title: Executive Leader of the Council
Political grouping: Conservative
Councillor Jason Ablewhite has served as a District Councillor for the St Ives East Ward since 2004 and was elected as its Executive Leader at the Annual Council Meeting in May 2011. He is a member of St Ives Town Council, having been first elected in 2000. He also served as St Ives Town Mayor in 2005/6.
The Executive Leader is a Councillor who has already been elected by Huntingdonshire residents to represent a particular Ward and is then selected by Councillor colleagues at the Annual Council meeting. He is responsible for formulating policy within the Council framework with the guidance of Council Officers and arranging for all executive functions to be carried out. Councillor Ablewhite is also the Chairman of Huntingdonshire District Council Cabinet.
Locally, he now Chairs the Police and Crime Panel and is a Board Member of the Greater Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Local Enterprise Partnership Board.
Councillor Jason Ablewhite was recently selected as Chairman of the East of England Local Government Association (LGA) and took up post in 1 July 2015. He is also a Board Member for the LGA Executive Environment, Housing and Transport Board.