Hull City Council

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Kingston upon Hull City Council
Hull City Council logo
Type
Type
History
Founded1972
Leadership
Lord Mayor
Cllr Steve Wilson, Labour
since 16 May 2019[1]
Leader of the Council
Cllr Steve Brady OBE, Labour
since 19 May 2011
Chief Executive
Matt Jukes
Structure
Seats57 councillors
Hull City Council composition
Political groups
Administration
     Labour (31)
Other Parties
     Liberal Democrat (24)
     Conservative (2)
Elections
First past the post
Last election
2 May 2019
Meeting place
Hull Guildhall.jpg
Guildhall, Kingston upon Hull
Website
http://www.hull.gov.uk

(Kingston upon) Hull City Council is the governing body for the unitary authority and city of Kingston upon Hull. It was created in 1972 as the successor to the Corporation of (Kingston upon) Hull, which was also known as Hull Corporation and founded in 1440 by Royal charter.

Structure[edit]

Majority control of Hull City Council
Years Party
2011–present Labour
2007–2011 Liberal Democrats
2002–2007 No overall control
1999–2002 Labour

From 2002 until 2018 Hull City Council consisted of 59 councillors which are elected from 23 wards, each ward returning either two or three councillors.[2] Following a review, in 2017, by the Local Government Boundary Commission this was reduced to 57 councillors from 21 wards effective from the 2018 elections.[3] The council has several subcomponents with differing responsibilities:

  • Cabinet: The Cabinet makes most day-to-day decisions. It consists of the council leader, council deputy leader, and eight other councillors (called Portfolio Holders), all elected by the full council.[4]
  • Cabinet Committees: The Cabinet appoints councillors to Cabinet Committees to handle specific responsibilities, such as granting of contracts above a certain monetary value.[4]
  • Task Groups: The Cabinet can form temporary units called Task Groups, usually to deal with specific issues. These can contain members from outside the council, such as persons expert in the issue or members of the public.[4]
  • Area committees: These committees are responsible for different geographic areas of the city. They advise the Council and perform certain duties assigned. The Area Committees hold public area forums, in which citizens can participate directly.[4]
  • Regulatory Committees: Required by law or by the nature of the function for which they are responsible. These functions include planning, licensing, standards, school government, and civic affairs.[4]
  • Overview and Scrutiny Committees: Designed to allow citizens greater say in council oversight, these committees hold public hearings into issues of local concern.[4]

Political composition[edit]

The council had been led by Labour since the early 1970s until 2002. They again led the council as a minority administration between 2003 and 2006. Since the 2006 election Hull City Council had been led by a Liberal Democrat administration, originally as a minority administration, the Liberal Democrats first gained overall control of the council after the 2007 election. In the 2011 election Labour regained control of the council following the collapse of the Liberal Democrat vote.[5] In the 2012 election Labour increased the number of seats they held.[6] In the 2014 election two Labour councillors formed an "Independent Labour Group" in protest against their own party's budget plans, off-setting the two seats gained by Labour in the election.[7] In the 2018 election all seats were contested because of boundary changes[3] and the Liberal Democrat vote rose gaining seats on Labour who held on to control, with their worst result since 2010. The 2019 election saw just 2 seats change hands leaving the composition of the council unchanged.[8]

Year Liberal Democrat Labour Conservative UKIP Others Reference Controlling Party
2019 24 31 2 0 0 [8] Labour
2018 24 31 2 0 0 [Note 1][9] Labour
2016 17 39 2 1 0 [10] Labour
2015 15 40 2 1 1 [11] Labour
2014 15 39 2 1 2 [7] Labour
2012 17 39 2 0 1 [6] Labour
2011 22 34 2 0 1 [5] Labour
2010 33 22 2 0 2 [12] Liberal Democrat
2008 33 19 3 0 4 [13] Liberal Democrat
2007 30 20 3 0 6 [14] Liberal Democrat
2006 26 25 2 0 6 [15] No Overall Control
2004 24 27 2 1 5 [16] No Overall Control
2003 21 28 2 0 8 [17] No Overall Control
2002 29 24 2 0 4 [Note 2][18] No Overall Control
2000 10 44 2 0 4 [19] Labour
1999 4 51 1 0 4 [20] Labour

Councillors[edit]

Ward Area Councillors Assumed office
Avenue Wyke Abigail Bell 4 May 2006
Marjorie Brabazon 22 May 2014
Abhimanyu Singh 2 May 2019
Beverley & Newland Northern Paul Drake-Davis 3 May 2018
David McCobb 2 May 2002
Mike Ross 2 May 2002
Boothferry West Maria Coward 5 May 2016
Jack Haines 2 May 2019
Alison Thompson 3 May 2018
Bricknell Wyke John Abbott 6 May 2010
John Fareham 7 May 1998
Central Wyke Aneesa Akbar 3 May 2018
Shane McMurray 3 May 2018
Derringham West Julie Greenhill 3 May 2018
Ryan Langley 5 May 2016
Cheryl Payne 22 May 2014
Drypool Riverside Linda Chambers 8 January 2009
Diana Hatcher 7 May 2015
Adam Williams 10 June 2004
Holderness Park Jackie Dad 22 May 2014
Kalvin Neal 3 May 2018
Linda Tock 5 May 2016
Ings East Alan Gardiner 5 May 2011
Denise Thompson 5 May 2016
Kingswood Foredyke Mark Bisbey 3 May 2018
Charles Quinn 3 May 2012
Longhill & Bilton Grange East John Black 2 May 2002
Julia Conner 5 May 2011
Dean Kirk 2 May 2019
Marfleet Park Sharon Belcher 22 May 2014
Sean Chaytor 14 November 2002
Rosemary Pantelakis 5 May 2011
Newington & Gipsyville Riverside Peter Allen 5 May 2011
Gill Kennett 3 May 2018
Lynn Petrini 5 May 2011
North Carr Foredyke Peter Clark 5 May 2011
Anita Harrison 2 May 2002
Phil Webster 5 May 2010
Orchard Park Northern Deborah Matthews 3 May 2018
Rosie Nicola 3 May 2018
Gary Wareing 3 May 2018
Pickering West Holly Burton 3 May 2018
Mark Ieronimo 3 May 2018
Southcoates Park Stephen Brady 4 May 2000
Hester Bridges 5 May 2016
Mike Thompson 22 May 2014
St Andrews & Dockland Riverside Leanne Fudge 5 September 2019
Daren Hale 5 May 1994
Haroldo Herrera-Richmond 7 May 2015
Sutton East David Craker 5 May 2011
Rob Dunstan 3 May 2018
Allen Healand 2 May 2019
University Northern Gwenn Lunn 7 May 2015
Steve Wilson 22 May 2014
West Carr Foredyke Rob Pritchard 3 May 2018
Chris Randall 3 May 2018
Christine Randall 3 May 2018

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The whole council was up for election with boundary changes since the last election in 2016 reducing the number of seats by 2.
  2. ^ The whole council was up for election with boundary changes since the last election in 2000 reducing the number of seats by 1.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hull's 107th Lord Mayor Steve Wilson takes the chains". Hull News. Hull City Council. 23 May 2019. Retrieved 2 June 2019.
  2. ^ "Council wards". Hull City Council. Archived from the original on 11 March 2008. Retrieved 22 February 2008.
  3. ^ a b "Ward Boundary Changes". Hull City Council. Retrieved 6 June 2018.
  4. ^ a b c d e f "Decision-making structure". Hull City Council. Hull City Council. Retrieved 16 September 2007.
  5. ^ a b "Kingston-upon-Hull seats at a glance". BBC News Online. BBC. Retrieved 7 May 2011.
  6. ^ a b "Kingston upon Hull". Vote 2012. BBC. 4 May 2012. Retrieved 4 May 2012.
  7. ^ a b "Local election results 2014". Hull City Council. 23 May 2014. Retrieved 6 June 2014.
  8. ^ a b "Local elections results 2019 in Hull: Who's been elected in every ward". Hull Daily Mail. 3 May 2019. Retrieved 13 May 2019.
  9. ^ "Hull council election results 2018 - Labour survives scare as Lib Dems make gains". Hull Daily Mail. 4 May 2018. Retrieved 12 May 2018.
  10. ^ "Hull council elections 2016 results: Liberal Democrats prove big winners". Hull Daily Mail. 6 May 2016. Retrieved 7 May 2016.
  11. ^ "Local election results 2015". Hull City Council. 8 May 2015. Retrieved 8 June 2015.
  12. ^ "Kingston-Upon-Hull". Election 2010. BBC. Retrieved 19 November 2011.
  13. ^ "Kingston-Upon-Hull". Elections 2008. BBC. Retrieved 19 November 2011.
  14. ^ "Kingston-Upon-Hull". English local elections 2007. BBC. Retrieved 19 November 2011.
  15. ^ "Local elections: Kingston-Upon-Hull". BBC News. BBC. Retrieved 19 November 2011.
  16. ^ "Kingston-Upon-Hull council". BBC News. BBC. Retrieved 19 November 2011.
  17. ^ "Local elections 2003 council Kingston-Upon-Hull". BBC News. BBC. Retrieved 19 November 2011.
  18. ^ "Local elections 2002 council Kingston-Upon-Hull". BBC News. BBC. Retrieved 19 November 2011.
  19. ^ "Local elections Vote 2000 council Kingston-Upon-Hull". BBC News. BBC. Retrieved 19 November 2011.
  20. ^ "Locals Vote 99 Kingston-Upon-Hull". BBC News. BBC. Retrieved 19 November 2011.

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