Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

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Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council
Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council - Logo.svg
Ross Patterson,
Ingleby Barwick Independent Society
since 25 May 2022[1]
Bob Cook,
since 25 May 2011[2]
Chief executive
Neil Schneider
since 17 December 2008
Seats56 councillors[4]
Stockton-on-Tees Council composition
Political groups
Administration (24)[3]
  Labour (24)
Opposition (32)
  Conservative (16)
  Thornaby Independent Association (7)
  Fairfield and Yarm Independents (3)
  Ingleby Barwick Independent Society (3)
  Liberal Democrat (1)
  West Words (1)
  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.[5]

Town and parish councils[edit]

County Durham:

North Yorkshire:

Political control[edit]

Since 2019 the council has been under no overall control. At the 2019 Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council election, Labour lost its majority on the council, but remained the largest party and now runs a minority administration. The leader of the council is Bob Cook of Labour, who has been in post since 2011.


  1. ^ "Council minutes, 25 May 2022". Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council. Retrieved 13 August 2022.
  2. ^ "Council minutes, 25 May 2011". Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council. Retrieved 13 August 2022.
  3. ^ Metcalfe, Alex (8 May 2019). "Labour aims to cling on in Stockton despite election losses". TeessideLive.
  4. ^ "Councillors and Council meetings (egenda) - Stockton Council".
  5. ^ "Local Government in England outside London". Clean Highways. Retrieved 27 November 2020.