This article needs to be updated.(December 2016)
Chair of the Council
Cllr John Hobson, Independent
since 22 May 2019
Cllr Antony High, Independent
since 28 March 2017
|First past the post|
|2 May 2019|
|Middlesbrough Town Hall|
Middlesbrough Council, formerly known as Middlesbrough Borough Council, is a unitary authority based in Middlesbrough in North Yorkshire, England, but independent of the county council. The authority has combined some duties with its nearby councils to form the Tees Valley Combined Authority. The borough is often considered to be larger than current borough boundaries, with a total built-up population of 174,700[clarification needed]. It is in the statistical region of North East England.
The council's borough had a resident population in 2001 of 134,855. A 2006 mid-year estimate suggests the Borough to have a population of 138,400. The borough council unsuccessfully bid to achieve city status in 2012, to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.
Middlesbrough Borough Council was formed on 1 April 1974, under the Local Government Act 1972, from part of the former County Borough of Teesside, along with the parish of Nunthorpe from the Stokesley Rural District. It was a district, and the county town of the new county of Cleveland from 1 April 1974, until 1996. As a district, it was one of the four constituent districts of Cleveland: Cleveland being the upper tier in the two-tier system. When Cleveland was abolished under the Banham Review, Middlesbrough became a unitary authority and as such took on the rights and duties of a county, and only ceremonially part of North Yorkshire, but not run by it.
|Labour||Michael John Carr||11,405||32.1%||+20.2%|
|Liberal Democrats||Chris Foote Wood||3,256||9.2%||-14.5%|
|Independent hold||Swing||14.2% to Lab|
Below is the political composition of the council in 2008 and 2011.
Coat of arms
The original coat of arms of the Borough was devised in the nineteenth century by William Hylton Dyer Longstaffe, and regranted in 1996 with slight modifications after the dissolution of Cleveland County. The images, from the collection of the Heraldry Society, will be found on Robert Young's Civic Heraldry website.
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