City of York Council

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City of York Council
Whole council elected every four years
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Houses Unicameral
Term limits
Seats 53 councillors (1995 - 2003)
47 councillors (2003 - present)

City of York Council is the local authority of the City of York, England. 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.

Political control[edit]

Main article: York local elections

Since 1995 political control of the council has been held by the following parties:[1]

Party in control Years
Labour 1995 - 2003
Liberal Democrats 2003 - 2007
No overall control 2007 - 2011
Labour 2011 - 2014
No overall control 2014 - present

Conservatives and Liberal Democrats 26 of the 47 seats formed a coalition to run the council in May 2015. Both parties are opposed to green belt development on the scale proposed by the Labour Party.[2]

Lender option borrower option loans[edit]

The council has two lender option borrower option loans (LOBOs) worth £5 million. Each run until 2060 and 2077, with current interest rates of 3.66 percent and 3.8 percent. One of the loans was taken out in 2008, on a 69-year term, and the other in 2010, on a 50-year term.[3]


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