East Riding of Yorkshire Council

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Not to be confused with East Riding County Council.
East Riding of Yorkshire Council
Coat of arms
Houses Unicameral
Term limits
Founded 1 April 1996
Council leader
Stephen Parnaby, Conservative
Pat O’Neil, Labour
Seats 67
First past the post
Last election
7 May 2015

East Riding of Yorkshire Council is the local authority of the East Riding of Yorkshire. It is a unitary authority, having the powers of a non-metropolitan county and district council combined. It provides a full range of local government services including Council Tax billing, libraries, social services, processing planning applications, waste collection and disposal, and it is a local education authority.

Powers and functions[edit]

The local authority derives its powers and functions from the Local Government Act 1972 and subsequent legislation. For the purposes of local government, the East Riding of Yorkshire is within a non-metropolitan area of England. As a unitary authority, East Riding of Yorkshire Council has the powers and functions of both a non-metropolitan county and district council combined. In its capacity as a district council it is a billing authority collecting Council Tax and business rates, it processes local planning applications, it is responsible for housing, waste collection and environmental health. In its capacity as a county council it is a local education authority, responsible for social services, libraries and waste disposal.


Elections to the authority are held every four years, with all of the 67 seats, representing 26 wards, on the council being filled. After being under No Overall Control from 1995 to 2007, the Conservative party regained a majority at the 2007 election which they then increased in 2011.[1] The composition of the council after the latest elections on 7 May 2015 is as follows:

Year Conservative Labour Independent Liberal Democrat Social Democrats
2015 51 6 5 2 3


The council consists of 67 councillors which are elected every four years from 26 wards, each ward returning up to three councillors.[2] The council has been led by Steven Parnaby of the Conservative Party since its creation.[3] On 8 May 2014 Pat O’Neil was elected as the chairman of the authority.[4]

East Riding of Yorkshire wards
Ward Councillors Map location
Beverley Rural 3 20
Bridlington North 3 26
Bridlington South 3 24
Bridlington Central and Old Town 2 25
Cottingham North 2 12
Cottingham South 2 11
Dale 3 6
Driffield and Rural 3 22
East Wolds and Coastal 3 23
Goole North 2 3
Goole South 2 2
Hessle 3 8
Howden 1 4
Howdenshire 3 5
Mid Holderness 3 17
Minster and Woodmansey 3 13
North Holderness 2 21
Pocklington Provincial 3 18
Snaith, Airmyn, Rawcliffe and Marshland 2 1
South East Holderness 3 15
South Hunsley 2 7
South West Holderness 3 16
St Mary's 3 14
Tranby 2 9
Willerby and Kirk Ella 3 10
Wolds Weighton 3 19


  1. ^ "Election 2011 - England council elections - East Riding of Yorkshire". BBC News. BBC. 10 May 2011. Retrieved 27 March 2014. 
  2. ^ "Ward councillors". East Riding of Yorkshire Council. Retrieved 29 January 2014. 
  3. ^ "Parnaby OBE, Cllr Stephen". Local Government Association. Retrieved 12 May 2014. 
  4. ^ "New chairman of East Riding Council". Driffield Times & Post. 12 May 2014. Retrieved 12 May 2014.