Stevenage Borough Council

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Coordinates: 51°54′00″N 0°12′11″W / 51.900°N 0.203°W / 51.900; -0.203 Stevenage Borough Council (SBC) is the local authority for the Stevenage non-metropolitan district of England, the United Kingdom. Stevenage is located in the north-east of Hertfordshire, in the East of England region.

The Council consists of 39 elected members, representing thirteen electoral wards; each of the wards elects three councillors. Youth representatives from Stevenage Youth Council and the elected Stevenage Youth Mayor also attend Stevenage Borough Council meetings in a non-voting role.[1][2]

The Council is currently controlled by the Labour Party, who hold 26 of the 39 seats. Labour have controlled the council continuously since its creation as a non-metropolitan district in 1973. The Conservative Group hold 9 seats and Liberal Democrat Group hold 4 seats. The Leader of the Labour Group and the Council is Councillor Sharon Taylor with the Conservative Group becoming the main opposition group in the 2015 local election after the Labour Group lost 3 councillors to the Conservative Party.[3]


Party Councillors Change
2014 2015 2016 2018
Labour 33 30 29 26 -3
Conservative 3 (6) (7) (9) +2
Liberal Democrat (3) 3 3 4 +1
Total 39 39 39 39
Key: Bold: Leading Group, (bracket): Main Opposition Group


Stevenage consists of thirteen wards.

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