Derby City Council
|Derby City Council|
|First past the post|
|Derby Council election, 2014|
|Industria, Virtus, et Fortitudo|
|Derby Council House, Corporation Street, Derby|
Derby City Council is the local government authority for Derby, a city and unitary authority in the East Midlands region of England. It is composed of 51 councillors, three for each of the 17 electoral wards of Derby. Currently the council is controlled by the Labour Party. The council is led by Councillor Ranjit Banwait with Adam Wilkinson as chief executive.
As a unitary authority, Derby City Council is responsible for all services within its boundary and is therefore distinct from the two-tier system of local government that exists in the surrounding county of Derbyshire. Outside the city, responsibility is shared between Derbyshire County Council and various district or borough councils, such as Derbyshire Dales, High Peak, Erewash and Chesterfield.
Derby City Council has 51 councillors, with three councillors representing each of the 17 separate wards within the city. It operates a 'by thirds' operation of elections, meaning that one third of the councillors (one per ward) are elected at each local election for a four-year period. This results in there being local elections three years out of every four, with a fourth fallow year. The cycle of elections next begins in 2014 so the next fallow year will be in 2017.
The council is currently led by a Labour administration comprising an Executive Leader and seven further Council Cabinet members. The council’s political composition is:
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