Hull City Council

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Kingston upon Hull City Council
Coat of arms or logo
Type
Type
Houses Hull City Council
Leadership
Leader
Steve Brady
Lord Mayor
Mary Glew
Seats 59
Elections
First past the post
Last election
22 May 2014
Meeting place
Hull Guildhall.jpg
The Guildhall
Website
http://www.hullcc.gov.uk/

(Kingston upon) Hull City Council is the governing body for the unitary authority and city of Kingston upon Hull. It was created in 1972 as the successor to the Corporation of (Kingston upon) Hull, which was also known as Hull Corporation and founded in 1440 by Royal charter.

Structure[edit]

Since 2002 Hull City Council consists of 59 councillors which are elected from 23 wards, each ward returning either two or three councillors.[1] The council has several subcomponents with differing responsibilities:

  • Cabinet: The Cabinet makes most day-to-day decisions. It consists of the council leader, council deputy leader, and eight other councillors (called Portfolio Holders), all elected by the full council.[2]
  • Cabinet Committees: The Cabinet appoints councillors to Cabinet Committees to handle specific responsibilities, such as granting of contracts above a certain monetary value.[2]
  • Task Groups: The Cabinet can form temporary units called Task Groups, usually to deal with specific issues. These can contain members from outside the council, such as persons expert in the issue or members of the public.[2]
  • Area committees: These committees are responsible for different geographic areas of the city. They advise the Council and perform certain duties assigned. The Area Committees hold public area forums, in which citizens can participate directly.[2]
  • Regulatory Committees: Required by law or by the nature of the function for which they are responsible. These functions include planning, licensing, standards, school government, and civic affairs.[2]
  • Overview and Scrutiny Committees: Designed to allow citizens greater say in council oversight, these committees hold public hearings into issues of local concern.[2]
Hull wards
Ward Area Councillors Map location
Avenue Wyke 3 19
Beverley Northern 2 15
Boothferry West 3 22
Bransholme East North Carr 2 12
Bransholme West North Carr 2 13
Bricknell Wyke 2 20
Derringham West 3 21
Drypool Riverside 3 4
Holderness Park 3 10
Ings East 3 9
Kings Park North Carr 2 14
Longhill East 3 8
Marfleet Park 3 5
Myton Riverside 3 3
Newington Riverside 3 23
Newland Wyke 2 18
Orchard Park & Greenwood Northern 3 16
Pickering West 3 1
Southcoates East Park 2 7
Southcoates West Park 2 6
St Andrews Riverside 2 2
Sutton East 3 11
University Northern 2 17

Political composition[edit]

The council had been led by Labour since the early 1970s until 2002. They again led the council as a minority administration between 2003 and 2006. Since the 2006 election Hull City Council had been led by a Liberal Democrat administration, originally as a minority administration, the Liberal Democrats first gained overall control of the council after the 2007 election. In the 2011 election Labour regained control of the council following the collapse of the Liberal Democrat vote.[3] In the 2012 election Labour increased the number of seats they held.[4] In the 2014 election two Labour councillors formed an "Independent Labour Group" in protest against their own party's budget plans, off-setting the two seats gained by Labour in the election.[5]

Year Lib Dems Labour Conservative UKIP Others Reference Controlling Party
2014 15 39 2 1 2 [5] Labour
2012 17 39 2 0 1 [4] Labour
2011 22 34 2 0 1 [3] Labour
2010 33 22 2 0 2 [6] Lib Dems
2008 33 19 3 0 4 [7] Lib Dems
2007 30 20 3 0 6 [8] Lib Dems
2006 26 25 2 0 6 [9] No Overall Control
2004 24 27 2 1 5 [10] No Overall Control
2003 21 28 2 0 8 [11] No Overall Control
2002 29 24 2 0 4 [Note 1][12] No Overall Control
2000 10 44 2 0 4 [13] Labour
1999 4 51 1 0 4 [14] Labour

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The whole council was up for election with boundary changes since the last election in 2000 reducing the number of seats by 1.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Council wards". Hull City Council. Retrieved 22 February 2008. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Decision-making structure". Hull City Council. Hull City Council. Retrieved 16 September 2007. 
  3. ^ a b "Kingston-upon-Hull seats at a glance". BBC News Online (BBC). Retrieved 7 May 2011. 
  4. ^ a b "Kingston upon Hull". Vote 2012 (BBC). 4 May 2012. Retrieved 4 May 2012. 
  5. ^ a b "Local election results 2014". Hull City Council. 23 May 2014. Retrieved 6 June 2014. 
  6. ^ "Kingston-Upon-Hull". Election 2010 (BBC). Retrieved 19 November 2011. 
  7. ^ "Kingston-Upon-Hull". Elections 2008 (BBC). Retrieved 19 November 2011. 
  8. ^ "Kingston-Upon-Hull". English local elections 2007 (BBC). Retrieved 19 November 2011. 
  9. ^ "Local elections: Kingston-Upon-Hull". BBC News (BBC). Retrieved 19 November 2011. 
  10. ^ "Kingston-Upon-Hull council". BBC News (BBC). Retrieved 19 November 2011. 
  11. ^ "Local elections 2003 council Kingston-Upon-Hull". BBC News (BBC). Retrieved 19 November 2011. 
  12. ^ "Local elections 2002 council Kingston-Upon-Hull". BBC News (BBC). Retrieved 19 November 2011. 
  13. ^ "Local elections Vote 2000 council Kingston-Upon-Hull". BBC News (BBC). Retrieved 19 November 2011. 
  14. ^ "Locals Vote 99 Kingston-Upon-Hull". BBC News (BBC). Retrieved 19 November 2011. 

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