Blackpool Council

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Blackpool Council
Arms of Blackpool Borough Council
Type
Type
Leadership
Mayor of Blackpool
Cllr Amy Cross, Labour
since 15 May 2019
Leader of the Council
Cllr Simon Blackburn, Labour
since 23 May 2011
Chief executive
Neil Jack
since 21 July 2011
Structure
Seats42 councillors
Composition of Blackpool Council by political party diagram
Political groups
Administration
     Labour (26)
Other Parties
     Conservative (12)
     Independent (4)
Length of term
4 years
Elections
Plurality-at-large[a]
Last election
7 May 2015
Next election
2 May 2019
Meeting place
Facade of Blackpool Town Hall
Town Hall, Blackpool
Website
www.blackpool.gov.uk

Blackpool Council is the local authority of Blackpool, Lancashire, England. 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:[1]

Party in control Years
Labour 1997–2007
Conservative 2007–2011
Labour 2011 – present

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ First-past-the-post used in by-elections.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Blackpool". BBC News Online. Retrieved 26 September 2009.