York City Council

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York City Council
Whole council elected every four years
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Unitary authority council of York
Houses Unicameral
Term limits
Seats 47 councillors

York City Council is the local authority of the City of York, England. 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.

Political control[edit]

Main article: York local elections

Since 1995 political control of the council has been held by the following parties:[1]

Party in control Years
Labour 1995 - 2003
Liberal Democrats 2003 - 2007
No overall control 2007 - 2011
Labour 2011 - present


  1. ^ "York". BBC News Online. Retrieved 2009-09-23.