Portsmouth City Council

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Portsmouth City Council
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Houses Unicameral
Term limits
Donna Jones, Con[1]
Since 3 June 2014
Lord Mayor
Ken Ellcome, Con[2]
Since 17 May 2017
Chief Executive
David Williams
20 / 42
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2 / 42
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Last election
Thursday 5th of May 2016
Portsmouth City Council Website

Portsmouth City Council is the local authority of the city of Portsmouth, Hampshire, England. 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, Portsmouth is within a non-metropolitan area of England. As a unitary authority, Portsmouth City 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 unitary council it is a local education authority, responsible for social services, libraries, and waste disposal.


List of Portsmouth City Councillors by Ward [3]

Ward Councillor Term in
Baffins Vacant
Baffins Lynne Stagg 2015-19
Baffins Darren Sanders 2016-20
Central Southsea Lee Hunt 2014-18
Central Southsea Suzy Horton 2015-19
Central Southsea Steve Pitt 2016-20
Charles Dickens Paul Godier 2014-18
Charles Dickens Yahiya Chowdhury 2015-19
Charles Dickens Stephen Morgan 2016-20 Labour Party group leader
Copnor Alicia Denny 2014-18
Copnor Robert New 2015-19 Cabinet Member for Environment and Community Safety
Copnor Neill Young 2016-20
Cosham Hannah Hockaday 2014-18 Cabinet Member for Education
Cosham Lee Mason 2015-19 Deputy Lord Mayor
Cosham James Fleming 2016-20
Drayton & Farlington Simon Bosher 2014-18 Cabinet Member for Traffic & Transportation
Drayton & Farlington Ken Ellcome 2015-19 Lord Mayor
Drayton & Farlington Steve Wemyss 2016-20
Eastney & Craneswater Luke Stubbs 2014-18 Deputy Leader of the Council and Cabinet Member
Eastney & Craneswater Jennie Brent 2015-19 Cabinet Member for Housing
Eastney & Craneswater Matthew Winnington 2016-20
Fratton Julie Bird 2014-18
Fratton Dave Ashmore 2015-19
Fratton David Fuller 2016-20
Hilsea Frank Jonas 2014-18 Cabinet Member for Resources
Hilsea Scott Payter-Harris 2015-19
Hilsea Donna Jones 2016-20 Council Leader
Milton Ben Dowling 2014-18
Milton Gerald Vernon-Jackson 2015-19 Liberal Democrats group leader
Milton Will Purvis 2016-20
Nelson George Galloway 2014-18 UKIP group leader
Nelson Ian Lyon 2015-19
Nelson Leo Madden 2016-20
Paulsgrove Stuart Potter 2014-18
Paulsgrove Gemma New 2015-19
Paulsgrove John Ferrett 2016-20
St Jude Linda Symes 2014-18 Cabinet Member for Culture, Leisure and Sport
St Jude David Tompkins 2015-19
St Jude Hugh Mason 2016-20
St Thomas Rob Wood 2014-18
St Thomas Ryan Brent 2015-19 Cabinet Member for Children and Families
St Thomas Tom Wood 2016-20