From May 2019 Torbay Council has a Leader and Cabinet model of governance. The Conservative Group gained overall control of the Council at the elections in May 2023.

The Cabinet is at the heart of the day-to-day decision-making process and have a key role in proposing the budget and policy framework to the Council (having taken into account the views of the Overview and Scrutiny Board or any of its committees). The Cabinet leads the implementation of Council policy within the Council’s budget and policy framework and carries out all the Local Authority’s functions which are not the responsibility of any other part of the Authority, whether by law or under this Constitution.

The Cabinet will lead the Council’s corporate priority setting with input from the Overview and Scrutiny Board and other appropriate persons. It will be the focus of forming partnerships with other local public, private, voluntary and community sector organisations to address local needs.

Details of the Cabinet can be found in the Council's Constitution