Blackpool Council

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Blackpool Council
Arms of Blackpool Borough Council
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Type
Type
Leadership
Mayor
Cllr Kath Benson,
Labour
since 18 May 2022[1]
Cllr Lynn Williams,
Labour
since 20 July 2020[2]
Chief executive
Neil Jack
since 21 July 2011[3]
Structure
Seats42 councillors[4]
Composition of Blackpool Council by political party diagram
Political groups
Administration (21)
  Labour (21)
Other Parties (21)
  Conservative (16)
  Independent (5)
Length of term
4 years
Elections
Plurality-at-large[a]
Last election
2 May 2019
Next election
May 2023
Meeting place
Facade of Blackpool Town Hall
Town Hall, Blackpool
Website
www.blackpool.gov.uk

Blackpool Council is the local authority of the Borough of Blackpool, Lancashire, England. It is a unitary authority, having the powers of a county council and district council combined.

Political control[edit]

Since becoming a unitary authority in 1998 political control of the council has been held by the following parties:[5]

Party in control Years
Labour 1998–2007
Conservative 2007–2011
Labour 2011–present

The next election is due in 2023.

Notes[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Council minutes, 18 May 2022" (PDF). Blackpool Council. Retrieved 23 August 2022.
  2. ^ "Council minutes, 20 July 2020" (PDF). Blackpool Council. Retrieved 23 August 2022.
  3. ^ "Chief executive changes in Blackpool and West Lancashire". Inside Media. 25 July 2011. Retrieved 8 July 2020.
  4. ^ "Blackpool Council political make-up".
  5. ^ "Blackpool". BBC News Online. Retrieved 26 September 2009.