St Helens Metropolitan Borough Council

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St Helens Metropolitan Borough Council
Third of council elected three years out of four
Coat of arms of St Helens Metropolitan Borough Council.png
Coat of Arms of St Helens
Type
Type
Houses Unicameral
Term limits
None
History
Founded 1 April 1974
New session started
8 May 2014 (Municipal year 2014/2015)
Leadership
Leader
Barrie Grunewald, Labour
since 2015
Mayor of St Helens
Geoffrey Pearl
since 12 June 2014
Structure
Seats 48 councillors
Joint committees
Liverpool City Region Combined Authority
Merseyside Fire and Rescue Authority
Merseyside Police and Crime Panel
42 / 48
3 / 48
3 / 48
Elections
Multiple member first-past-the-post
Last election
7 May 2015
Next election
2016
Meeting place
St Helens Town Hall.jpg
St Helens Town Hall
Website
www.sthelens.gov.uk

St Helens Metropolitan Borough Council is the local authority of the Metropolitan Borough of St Helens in Merseyside. It is a metropolitan district council, one of five in Merseyside and one of 36 in the metropolitan counties of England, and provides the majority of local government services in St Helens. It is a constituent council of Liverpool City Region Combined Authority.[1]

History[edit]

The current local authority was first elected in 1973, a year before formally coming into its powers and prior to the creation of the Metropolitan Borough of St Helens on 1 April 1974. The council gained borough status, entitling it to be known as St Helens Metropolitan Borough Council.

Political control[edit]

Further information: St Helens local elections

Since 1973, political control of the council has been held by the following parties:[2]

Party in control Years
Labour 1973 - 2004
No overall control 2004 - 2010
Labour 2010 - present

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Proposal to establish a combined authority for Greater Merseyside" (PDF). Department for Communities and Local Government. November 2013. Retrieved 10 December 2013. 
  2. ^ "St Helens". BBC News Online. 19 April 2009. Retrieved 7 May 2010.