How decisions are made We run a 'leader and cabinet' model. This works in the same way as the Prime Minister and cabinet but on a local scale. Cabinet The cabinet makes collective policy decisions for the council. Become a councillor Councillors are people elected to represent their local community. Find out how to become one here. Town and parish councils Town and parish councils have an important role to play in the local government system. They are the most local level of government and can influence decisions that affect the local area and bring life to their communities. Chairman of the council Each year a different member of the council is elected to be Chairman at the Annual Council Meeting in May. MP for East Hampshire East Hampshire District covers parts of two constituencies. There is a MP for East Hampshire and a MP for Meon Valley.