Gary Sumner

Cabinet Member for Strategic Infrastructure, Transport & Planning
Councillor for Ridgeway Ward

“Very excited about my new role as Cabinet Member for Infrastructure, Transport and Planning. 

Swindon is now viewed as an attractive location for businesses in which to invest and that’s partly due to relatively low land values, coupled with a fantastic location on the M4 Growth Corridor, but we need a strategic vision to bring together the practical infrastructure required to deliver this growth and to have an overview about how a range of transport options can make that growth sustainable. 

My portfolio brings together all things ‘Strategic’ including Town Centre Masterplan and Movement strategy, Transport including road and rail and the growth and delivery of housing and employment options for the Borough. 

We now have a track record of achievement in both the New Eastern Villages and Wichelstowe (£125m of Highways improvements - funded & under construction) and developers know they can talk to us about their plans.

I am hugely ambitious for the growth of the Borough and the benefits which will come for the people who wisely choose to live here and their families.”


Contact Details:
Tel: 01793 790814
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See Also

David Renard

Leader of Council
Councillor for Haydon Wick

David Renard has been Leader of the Council and Conservative Group since 2013. He has been a member of Cabinet since 2004 and a Ward Councillor for Haydon Wick since 2002.

Garry Perkins

Mayor of Swindon
Councillor for Haydon Wick

Garry Perkins is the Mayor of Swindon and a Councillor for Haydon Wick ward. 

Maureen Penny

Councillor for Blunsdon and Highworth Ward
Cabinet Member for Highways, Maintenance and Waste Services

“I am honoured and delighted that I have once again been given the opportunity to serve as Cabinet Member for Highways, Maintenance and Waste Services at Swindon Borough Council.

Keith Williams

Councillor for Shaw Ward
Cabinet Member for Climate Change

“I am delighted to be taking on the new Climate Change portfolio and look forward to putting in place a strategy that result in a net zero carbon Council by 2030.

Brian Ford

Cabinet Member for Adults & Health
Councillor for Wroughton & Wichelstowe Ward

“I am delighted to have been once again entrusted with the role of Cabinet Member for Adults & Health.

Cathy Martyn

Councillor for Wroughton & Wichelstowe Ward
Cabinet member for Housing and Public Safety

I am very pleased to have been allocated to the Housing and Public Safety Portfolio. I recognise that Swindon needs housing for everyone, and I am proud of our affordable house building programme which will bring residents a much needed, additional 300+  housing units between 2020-23.

Mary Martin

Councillor for Shaw Ward
Cabinet Member for Children's Services

Mary Martin is a Councillor for Shaw ward and Cabinet Member for Children's Services.