Blackpool Council

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Blackpool Council
Arms of Blackpool Borough Council
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Type
Type
Leadership
Mayor of Blackpool
Cllr Amy Cross, Labour
since 2019/21[1]
Leader of the Council
Cllr Lynn Williams, Labour
since 30 June 2020[2]
Leader of the Opposition
Cllr Tony Williams, Conservative
Chief executive
Neil Jack
since 21 July 2011[3]
Structure
Seats42 councillors[4]
Composition of Blackpool Council by political party diagram
Political groups
Administration (23)
  Labour (23)
Other Parties (19)
  Conservative (15)
  Independent (4)
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 1997 political control of the council has been held by the following parties:[5]

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. ^ "Amy becomes Blackpool's youngest Mayor". Blackpool Gazette. 22 May 2019. Retrieved 8 July 2020.
  2. ^ "Blackpool Council leader Simon Blackburn suspended". BBC. 30 June 2020. Retrieved 8 July 2020.
  3. ^ "Chief executive changes in Blackpool and West Lancashire". Inside Media. 25 July 2011. Retrieved 8 July 2020.
  4. ^ https://www.blackpool.gov.uk/Your-Council/The-Council/Council-make-up/Council-make-up.aspx
  5. ^ "Blackpool". BBC News Online. Retrieved 26 September 2009.