Birmingham City Council Cabinet Member for Homes and Neighbourhoods, Councillor Sharon Thompson, has been a Councillor since 2014. She served as Victims Champion for the city from 2014-2015, before becoming the local authority’s first Ambassador for addressing Homelessness and Roughsleeping. In 2016 she became the Cabinet Advisor for Homelessness from 2017-2018 and relinquished the position in May 2018 when she was appointed to Cabinet.
She is currently the local authority representative on West Midlands Combined Authority Housing and Land Delivery Board, WMCA Public Service Reform Board, ARCH (Association of Retained Council Housing) and the Euro Cities Social Mobility Forum. Sharon currently chairs the WMCA Homelessness Members Advisory Group and Birmingham Social Housing Partnership. Sharon also sits on the LGA Labour Women’s Taskforce.