Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council

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Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council
Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council COA.png
Type
Type
Leadership
Mayor of Blackburn with Darwen
Cllr Jim Shorrock [1], Labour
since 17th May 2019
Leader of the Council
Cllr Mohammed Khan OBE, Labour
since 19th May 2015
Chief Executive
Denise Park
Structure
Seats51 councillors
Political groups
Administration
     Labour (36)
Other Parties
     Conservative (13)
     Liberal Democrat (2)
Length of term
4 years
Elections
First-past-the-post
Last election
5 May 2016
Next election
3 May 2018
Motto
Arte et Labore
Website
www.blackburn.gov.uk

Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council is the local authority of Blackburn with Darwen. It is a unitary authority, having the powers of a non-metropolitan county and district council combined.

Political control[edit]

Since 1997 political control of the council has been held by the following parties:[2]

Party in control Years
Labour 1997–2007
No overall control 2007–2011
Labour 2011–present

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.blackburn.gov.uk/
  2. ^ "Blackburn With Darwen". BBC News Online. 19 April 2008. Retrieved 5 February 2010.
Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Hammersmith and Fulham
LGC Council of the Year
2011
Succeeded by
Southend-on-Sea