Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council

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Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council
Third of council elected three years out of four
Barnsley arms.png
Coat of arms
Houses Unicameral
Term limits
Founded 1 April 1974
Seats 62 councillors
Joint committees
Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield Combined Authority
54 / 62
4 / 62
Barnsley Independent Group
4 / 62
Last election
2010 (one third of councillors)
2011 (one third of councillors)
2012 (one third of councillors)
Next election
2014 (one third of councillors)
2015 (one third of councillors)
2016 (one third of councillors)

Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council is the local authority of the Metropolitan Borough of Barnsley in South Yorkshire, England. It is a metropolitan district council, one of four in South Yorkshire and one of 36 in the metropolitan counties of England, and provides the majority of local government services in Barnsley.


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 Barnsley on 1 April 1974. The council gained borough status, entitling it to be known as Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council.

Political control[edit]

Since 1973, political control of the council has been held by the following parties:[1]

Party in control Years
Labour 1973–present


  1. ^ "Barnsley". BBC News Online. 19 April 2008. Retrieved 2009-10-17.