Salford City Council

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Salford City Council
Executive mayor elected every four years
Third of council elected three years out of four
Houses Unicameral
Term limits
Founded 1 April 1974
Ian Stewart, Labour
Since 3 May 2013
Councillor Peter Dobbs
Since May 2014
Joint committees
Greater Manchester Combined Authority
Greater Manchester Police and Crime Panel
Supplementary vote
Council last election
2014 (one third of councillors)
2015 (one third of councillors)
2016 (one third of councillors)
Council next election
2018 (one third of councillors)
2019 (one third of councillors)
2020 (one third of councillors)

Salford City Council is the local authority of the City of Salford, in Greater Manchester, England. It is a metropolitan district council, one of ten in Greater Manchester and one of 36 in the metropolitan counties of England, and provides the majority of local government services in Salford. It is a constituent council of the Greater Manchester Combined Authority.

The directly elected mayor is Ian Stewart and the civic mayor is Peter Dobbs.

The council is based at Swinton Civic Centre with additional offices in Eccles.

Some services are provided by Urban Vision, a public-private partnership formed in 2005 between SCC, Capita and Galliford Try.[1]

Political control[edit]

Further information: Salford local elections

Since 1973 political control of the council has been held by the following parties:[2]

Party in control Years
Labour since 1973


  1. ^ Urban Vision
  2. ^ "Salford". BBC News Online. 19 April 2008. Retrieved 2009-12-20.