The Local Government Act 2007 requires the Council to change its Governance model to one of two options.
Current Model: The Council leader is elected by Council members each year and an Executive of nine that are also appointed by Council members.
Option 1: Retain the Leader / Executive system but under the new system, the Leader would be appointed for a 4- year term. The Leader would appoint Executive Members and decide on its size (which could be between two and nine members). There would be a provision to remove the Leader by vote of no confidence.
Option 2: A Mayor and Cabinet model where voters in Brent will be able to directly elect a Mayor for a 4 year term. The Mayor would then decide on the size of the Cabinet (must have between two and nine other members) that will exercise the Executive functions of the Authority.