Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

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Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council
Bob Cook, Labour
since May 2011
Seats56 councillors

Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council is the local authority of the Borough of Stockton-on-Tees. 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, Stockton-on-Tees is within a non-metropolitan area of England. As a unitary authority, Stockton-on-Tees Borough 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 county council it is a local education authority, responsible for social services, libraries and waste disposal.

Political control[edit]

Since 1973 political control of the council has been held by the following parties:[1][2]

Party in control Years
Labour 1973–1976
Conservative 1976–1979
Labour 1979–1991
No overall control 1991–1995
Labour 1995–2005
No overall control 2005 – Present


  1. ^ "Local election results: Stockton-on-Tees". BBC News Online. Retrieved 4 September 2009.
  2. ^ "Stockton-On-Tees". BBC News Online. Retrieved 26 March 2010.