Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council

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Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council
Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council logo
Type
Type
Leadership
Mayor
Suleman Khonat,
Labour
since 19 May 2022
Phil Riley,
Labour
since 19 May 2022[1]
Chief Executive
Denise Park
Structure
Seats51 councillors[2]
Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council composition
Political groups
Administration (33)
  Labour (33)
Other Parties (16)
  Conservative (12)
  Liberal Democrat (2)
  Independent (2)
Vacant
  Vacant (2)
Length of term
4 years
Elections
First-past-the-post
Last election
2021
Next election
2022
Motto
Arte et Labore
Meeting place
Blackburn Town Hall (old).jpg
Blackburn Town Hall
Website
www.blackburn.gov.uk

Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council is the local authority of Blackburn with Darwen in Lancashire. It is a unitary authority, having the powers of a non-metropolitan county and district council combined. From 2020 to 2021, the Mayor of Blackburn with Darwen was Iftakhar Hussain of the Labour Party. On 15 February 2021, he resigned after breaching COVID-19 lockdown restrictions.

Former Labour group leader and councillor, Mohammed Khan, was Leader of the Council from May 2015 to May 2022 before his retirement at the 2022 United Kingdom local elections. He served as a borough councillor for 30 years. After the elections, he was replaced as leader by then-Deputy Leader of the Council, Councillor Phil Riley.

Political control[edit]

Since becoming a unitary authority in 1998 political control of the council has been held by the following parties:[3]

Party in control Years
Labour 1998–2007
No overall control 2007–2011
Labour 2011–present

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Council minutes, 19 May 2022" (PDF). Blackburn with Darwen Council. Retrieved 23 August 2022.
  2. ^ "Open Council Data UK - compositions councillors parties wards elections". opencouncildata.co.uk.
  3. ^ "Blackburn With Darwen". BBC News Online. 19 April 2008. Retrieved 5 February 2010.
Awards and achievements
Preceded by LGC Council of the Year
2011
Succeeded by