Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council
Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council logo
Mayor of Redcar & Cleveland
Councillor Stuart Smith, Independent
since May 2022
Deputy Mayor
Councillor Malcolm Head, Liberal Democrats
since May 2022
Leader of the Council
Mary Lanigan[1], Independent
since May 2019
Deputy Leader
Alison Barnes, Liberal Democrats
since May 2019
Managing Director
John Sampson
Seats59 councillors
Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council composition
Political groups
Administration (27)
  The Independent Group (15)
  Liberal Democrat (13)
Other Parties (32)
  Labour (15)
  Conservative (3)
  Independent (6)
  Teesville Independents (2)
  Cleveland Independent Group (5)
Length of term
4 years
Last election
May 2019
Next election
May 2023
Meeting place
Redcar & Cleveland Leisure and Community Heart, Redcar

Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council is the local authority of Redcar and Cleveland. It is a unitary authority, having the powers of a non-metropolitan county and district council combined.

Political control

Further information: Redcar and Cleveland local elections

Since 1995 political control of the council has been held by the following parties:[2]

Party in control Years
Labour 1995–2003
No overall control 2003–2011
Labour 2011 – 2013[3]
No overall control 2013–present


  1. ^ "Redcar and Cleveland Council to be run by Lib Dems and independents". BBC News. 14 May 2019.
  2. ^ "England council elections". BBC News Online. 10 May 2011. Retrieved 28 October 2011.
  3. ^ Hetherington, Graeme (31 July 2013). "Redcar and Cleveland Labour group lose overall control of council following latest defections". The Northern Echo. Retrieved 5 September 2013.