East Riding of Yorkshire Council
|East Riding of Yorkshire Council|
Coat of arms
Unitary authority council
|Founded||1 April 1996|
Stephen Parnaby, Conservative
Pat O’Neil, Labour
|TRADITION AND PROGRESS|
East Riding of Yorkshire Council is the local authority of the East Riding of Yorkshire. It is a unitary authority, having the powers of a non-metropolitan county and district council combined. It provides a full range of local government services including Council Tax billing, libraries, social services, processing planning applications, waste collection and disposal, and it is a local education authority.
Powers and functions
The local authority derives its powers and functions from the Local Government Act 1972 and subsequent legislation. For the purposes of local government, the East Riding of Yorkshire is within a non-metropolitan area of England. As a unitary authority, East Riding of Yorkshire Council has the powers and functions of both a non-metropolitan county and district council combined. In its capacity as a district council it is a billing authority collecting Council Tax and business rates, it processes local planning applications, it is responsible for housing, waste collection and environmental health. In its capacity as a county council it is a local education authority, responsible for social services, libraries and waste disposal.
Elections to the authority are held every four years, with all of the 67 seats, representing 26 wards, on the council being filled. After being under No Overall Control from 1995 to 2007, the Conservative party regained a majority at the 2007 election which they then increased in 2011. The current composition of the council, following by-elections and defections is as follows:
|Year||Conservative||Labour||Independent||Liberal Democrat||Social Democrats|
The council consists of 67 councillors which are elected every four years from 26 wards, each ward returning up to three councillors. The council has been led by Steven Parnaby of the Conservative Party since its creation. On 8 May 2014 Pat O’Neil was elected as the chairman of the authority.
|Bridlington Central and Old Town||2||25|
|Driffield and Rural||3||22|
|East Wolds and Coastal||3||23|
|Minster and Woodmansey||3||13|
|Snaith, Airmyn, Rawcliffe and Marshland||2||1|
|South East Holderness||3||15|
|South West Holderness||3||16|
|Willerby and Kirk Ella||3||10|
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