Blackpool Council
Type
Type
Leadership
Mayor of Blackpool
Cllr Amy Cross, Labour
since 2019/21[1]
Leader of the Council
Cllr Lynn Williams, Labour
since 30 June 2020[2]
Leader of the Opposition
Cllr Tony Williams, Conservative
Chief executive
Neil Jack
since 21 July 2011[3]
Structure
Seats42 councillors[4]
Political groups
Administration (21)
  Labour (21)
Other Parties (21)
  Conservative (16)
  Independent (5)
Length of term
4 years
Elections
Plurality-at-large[a]
Last election
2 May 2019
Next election
May 2023
Meeting place
Town Hall, Blackpool
Website
www.blackpool.gov.uk

Blackpool Council is the local authority of the Borough of Blackpool, Lancashire, England. It is a unitary authority, having the powers of a county council and district council combined.

Political control

Further information: Blackpool local elections

Since 1997 political control of the council has been held by the following parties:[5]

Party in control Years
Labour 1997–2007
Conservative 2007–2011
Labour 2011 – present

Notes

  1. ^ First-past-the-post used in by-elections.

References

  1. ^ "Amy becomes Blackpool's youngest Mayor". Blackpool Gazette. 22 May 2019. Retrieved 8 July 2020.
  2. ^ "Blackpool Council leader Simon Blackburn suspended". BBC. 30 June 2020. Retrieved 8 July 2020.
  3. ^ "Chief executive changes in Blackpool and West Lancashire". Inside Media. 25 July 2011. Retrieved 8 July 2020.
  4. ^ https://www.blackpool.gov.uk/Your-Council/The-Council/Council-make-up/Council-make-up.aspx[bare URL]
  5. ^ "Blackpool". BBC News Online. Retrieved 26 September 2009.