Derby City Council

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Derby City Council
Council leader
Ranjit Banwait[1],
Since 11 June 2014[4]
Deputy Leader
Martin Rawson[1],
Since 11 June 2014[4]
Linda Winter[2]
Chief Executive
Paul Robinson[3]
Seats 51
Political groups


 Liberal Democrats
First past the post
Last election
Derby City Council election, 2014
Industria, Virtus, et Fortitudo
Translation: Diligence, Courage, Strength
Meeting place
Derby Council House, Derwent Street-Coropation Street, Derby - - 1706009.jpg
Derby Council House, Corporation Street, Derby

Derby City Council is the local government unitary authority for Derby, a city in the East Midlands region of England. It is composed of 51 councillors,[5] three for each of the 17 electoral wards of Derby. Currently the council is controlled by the Labour Party. The council is led by Councillor Ranjit Banwait with Paul Robinson as chief executive.

As a unitary authority, Derby City Council is responsible for all services within its boundary and is therefore distinct from the two-tier system of local government that exists in the surrounding county of Derbyshire. Outside the city, responsibility is shared between Derbyshire County Council and various district or borough councils, such as Derbyshire Dales, High Peak, Erewash and Chesterfield.

Political makeup[edit]

Derby City Council has 51 councillors, with three councillors representing each of the 17 separate wards within the city. It operates a 'by thirds' operation of elections, meaning that one third of the councillors (one per ward) are elected at each local election for a four-year period. This results in there being local elections three years out of every four, with a fourth fallow year.

The council is currently led by a Labour administration comprising an Executive Leader and seven further Council Cabinet members. The council’s political composition is:



  1. ^ a b "Leadership of the Council". Derby City Council. Retrieved 13 Nov 2015. 
  2. ^ "Mayor – general information | Derby City Council". Retrieved 10 March 2017. 
  3. ^ "Council Departments". Derby City Council. Retrieved 13 Nov 2015. 
  4. ^ a b "Derby City Council leader Paul Bayliss ousted as Labour chief - Ranjit Banwait to replace him". Derby Telegraph. 27 May 2014. Retrieved 13 Nov 2015. 
  5. ^ "Derby City Council election arrangements". Derby City Council. Retrieved 13 Nov 2015. 
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