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
Coat of arms of Salford City Council.png
Coat of arms
Type
Type
Houses Unicameral
Term limits
None
History
Founded 1 April 1974
Leadership
Paul Dennett, Labour
Since 6 May 2016
Councillor Karen Garrido
Since May 2016
Structure
Seats 60
Salford City Council composition.svg
Council political groups
Joint committees
Greater Manchester Combined Authority
Greater Manchester Police and Crime Panel
Elections
First past the post
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)
Motto
Let the good (or safety) of the people be the supreme (or highest) law
Website
www.salford.gov.uk

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 Paul Dennett[1] and the civic mayor for 2016-2017 is Councillor Karen Garrido.[2]

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.[3]


Political composition[edit]

Since 1973 political control of the council has been held by the Labour Party.[4]


Year Labour Conservative Lib Dems Independent Community Action
2016 50 9 0 1 0
2015 52 8 0 0 0
2014 52 8 0 0 0
2012 52 8 0 0 0
2011 44 11 3 2 0
2010 39 13 5 1 2
2008 36 13 10 0 1
2007 44 8 8 0 0
2006 44 8 8 0 0
2004 44 8 8 0 0
2003 51 5 3 1 0
2002 52 6 2 0 0
2000 52 5 3 0 0
1999 56 4 0 0 0
1998 57 3 0 0 0

Wards[edit]

Wards within Salford City Council
Worsley and Eccles South Salford and Eccles Blackley and Broughton
  1. Broughton
  2. Kersal
    • This constituency also
    contains Higher Blackley,
    Crumpsall, Charlestown,
    Cheetham and Harpurhey
    in neighbouring
    Manchester City Council.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Councillor Paul Dennett". sccdemocracy.salford.gov.uk. Salford City Council. Retrieved 12 April 2017. 
  2. ^ "Ceremonial Mayor of Salford". sccdemocracy.salford.gov.uk. Salford City Council. Retrieved 12 April 2017. 
  3. ^ "About us". urbanvision.org.uk. Urban Vision. 
  4. ^ "Salford". BBC News Online. 19 April 2008. Retrieved 20 December 2009. 

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