Councillor Judith Blake, Leader, Leeds City Council
Cllr Judith Blake was elected as the first ever female Leader of Leeds City Council in May 2015. She is also the Executive Board Member for Economy and Culture and has been an elected member since 1996.
Prior to being elected Leader of the Council, 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 Council from 2010 to 2015 and has previously chaired the Development and Sustainability Scrutiny Board. Cllr Blake currently chairs the Council’s Executive Board and has also served as board member for NHS Leeds and the West Yorkshire Police Authority.