Hull City Council

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Kingston upon Hull City Council
Coat of arms or logo
Type
Type
Houses Unicameral
Term limits
None
History
Founded 1972
Leadership
Leader
Steve Brady, Labour
Lord Mayor
Sean Chaytor
Structure
Seats 59
Hull City Council composition.svg
39 / 59
17 / 59
2 / 59
1 / 59
Elections
First past the post
Last election
2016 (third of councillors)
Next election
2018 (all councillors)
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 Democrat
2002–2007 No overall control
1999-2002 Labour

Since 2002 Hull City Council consists of 59 councillors which are elected from 23 wards, each ward returning either two or three councillors.[1] 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.[2]
  • Cabinet Committees: The Cabinet appoints councillors to Cabinet Committees to handle specific responsibilities, such as granting of contracts above a certain monetary value.[2]
  • 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.[2]
  • 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.[2]
  • 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.[2]
  • Overview and Scrutiny Committees: Designed to allow citizens greater say in council oversight, these committees hold public hearings into issues of local concern.[2]

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.[3] In the 2012 election Labour increased the number of seats they held.[4] 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.[5]

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

Councillors[edit]

Hull wards
Ward Area Map Councillors Assumed office
Avenue Wyke 19 Andrew Dorton 5 May 2011
Marjorie Brabazon 22 May 2014
John Robinson 5 May 2016
Beverley Northern 15 David McCobb 2 May 2002
Karen Mathieson 1 May 2008
Boothferry West 22 Ruth Payne 22 May 2014
Haroldo Herrera-Richmond 7 May 2015
Maria Coward 5 May 2016
Bransholme East North Carr 12 Anita Harrison 2 May 2002
Peter Clark 5 May 2011
Bransholme West North Carr 13 Helene O'Mallane 6 May 2010
Phil Webster 6 May 2010
Bricknell Wyke 20 John Fareham 7 May 1998
John Abbott 6 May 2010
Derringham West 21 Cheryl Payne 22 May 2014
Leanne Fudge 7 May 2015
Ryan Langley 5 May 2016
Drypool Riverside 4 Adam Williams 10 June 2004
Linda Chambers 8 January 2009
Diana Hatcher 7 May 2015
Holderness Park 10 Christopher Sumpton 5 May 2011
Jackie Dad 22 May 2014
Linda Tock 5 May 2016
Ings East 9 Alan Gardiner 5 May 2011
Mike Thompson 22 May 2014
Denise Thompson 5 May 2016
Kings Park North Carr 14 Danny Brown 5 May 2011
Charles Quinn 3 May 2012
Longhill East 8 John Black 2 May 2002
John Hewitt 10 June 2004
Carol Clarkson 6 May 2010
Marfleet Park 5 Sean Chaytor 14 November 2002
Rosemary Pantelakis 5 May 2011
Sharon Belcher 22 May 2014
Myton Riverside 3 Rilba Jones 3 May 2007
Colin Inglis 1 May 2008
Martin Mancey 6 May 2010
Newington Riverside 23 Alan Clark 6 May 2010
Lynn Petrini 5 May 2011
Helena Spencer 3 May 2012
Newland Wyke 18 Mike Ross 2 May 2002
Gwen Lunn 7 May 2015
Orchard Park & Greenwood Northern 16 Terry Geraghty 4 May 1995
Steven Bayes 6 May 1999
Julia Conner 5 May 2011
Pickering West 1 Abigail Bell 4 May 2006
Claire Thomas 1 May 2008
Peter Allen 5 May 2011
Southcoates East Park 7 Richard Barrett [Note 2] 22 May 2014
Hester Bridges 5 May 2016
Southcoates West Park 6 Stephen Brady 4 May 2000
Mary Glew 2 May 2002
St Andrews Riverside 2 Daren Hale 5 May 1994
Nadine Fudge 2 May 2002
Sutton East 11 Terry Keal 6 May 2010
David Craker 5 May 2011
Ken Turner 3 May 2012
University Northern 17 Joyce Korczak-Fields 5 May 2011
Steve Wilson 22 May 2014

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The whole council was up for election with boundary changes since the last election in 2000 reducing the number of seats by 1.
  2. ^ First elected as a representative of the UK Independence Party

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Council wards". Hull City Council. Retrieved 22 February 2008. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Decision-making structure". Hull City Council. Hull City Council. Retrieved 16 September 2007. 
  3. ^ a b "Kingston-upon-Hull seats at a glance". BBC News Online. BBC. Retrieved 7 May 2011. 
  4. ^ a b "Kingston upon Hull". Vote 2012. BBC. 4 May 2012. Retrieved 4 May 2012. 
  5. ^ a b "Local election results 2014". Hull City Council. 23 May 2014. Retrieved 6 June 2014. 
  6. ^ "Hull council elections 2016 results: Liberal Democrats prove big winners". Hull Daily Mail. 6 May 2016. Retrieved 7 May 2016. 
  7. ^ "Local election results 2015". Hull City Council. 8 May 2015. Retrieved 8 June 2015. 
  8. ^ "Kingston-Upon-Hull". Election 2010. BBC. Retrieved 19 November 2011. 
  9. ^ "Kingston-Upon-Hull". Elections 2008. BBC. Retrieved 19 November 2011. 
  10. ^ "Kingston-Upon-Hull". English local elections 2007. BBC. Retrieved 19 November 2011. 
  11. ^ "Local elections: Kingston-Upon-Hull". BBC News. BBC. Retrieved 19 November 2011. 
  12. ^ "Kingston-Upon-Hull council". BBC News. BBC. Retrieved 19 November 2011. 
  13. ^ "Local elections 2003 council Kingston-Upon-Hull". BBC News. BBC. Retrieved 19 November 2011. 
  14. ^ "Local elections 2002 council Kingston-Upon-Hull". BBC News. BBC. Retrieved 19 November 2011. 
  15. ^ "Local elections Vote 2000 council Kingston-Upon-Hull". BBC News. BBC. Retrieved 19 November 2011. 
  16. ^ "Locals Vote 99 Kingston-Upon-Hull". BBC News. BBC. Retrieved 19 November 2011. 

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