Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

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Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council
Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council - Logo.svg
Mayor of Stockton-on-Tees
Cllr Lynn Hall, Labour
since 30 May 2019
Leader of the Council
Cllr Bob Cook, Labour
since May 2011
Deputy Leader
Cllr Jim Beall, Labour
Leader of the Opposition
Cllr Tony Riordan[1], Conservative
Chief executive
Neil Schneider
since 17 December 2008
Seats56 councillors[3]
Stockton-on-Tees Council composition
Political groups
Administration (24)[2]
  Labour (24)
Opposition (32)
  Conservative (14)
  Thornaby Independent Association (7)
  Fairfield and Yarm Independents (3)
  Ingleby Barwick Independent Society (3)
  Liberal Democrat (2)
  West Words (2)
  Independent (1)
Meeting place
Town Hall at Middlesbrough
Stockton-on-Tees Town Hall

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.[4]

Political control[edit]

Since 1973 political control of the council has been held by the following parties:[5][6]

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. ^ Metcalfe, Alex (11 July 2020). "Council leaders clash over £6m black hole in Stockton's finances". TeessideLive.
  2. ^ Metcalfe, Alex (8 May 2019). "Labour aims to cling on in Stockton despite election losses". TeessideLive.
  3. ^ "Councillors and Council meetings (egenda) - Stockton Council".
  4. ^ "Local Government in England outside London". Clean Highways. Retrieved 27 November 2020.
  5. ^ "Local election results: Stockton-on-Tees". BBC News Online. Retrieved 4 September 2009.
  6. ^ "Stockton-On-Tees". BBC News Online. Retrieved 26 March 2010.