Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council

Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council is the local authority of the Metropolitan Borough of Barnsley in South Yorkshire, England. It is a metropolitan district council, one of four in South Yorkshire and one of 36 in the metropolitan counties of England, and provides the majority of local government services in Barnsley.

Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council
Third of council elected three years out of four
Arms of Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council
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Type
Type
History
Founded1 April 1974
Leadership
Mayor of Barnsley
Cllr Pauline Markham, Labour
since 21 May 2019
Leader of the Council
Cllr Sir Stephen Houghton CBE, Labour
since 1996
Deputy Leader
Cllr Jim Andrews BEM, Labour
Leader of the Opposition
Cllr Hannah Kitching, Liberal Democrat
Chief executive
Sarah Norman
since July 2019
Structure
Seats63 councillors[1]
Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council composition
Political groups
Administration (49)
  Labour (49)
Other parties (14)
  Liberal Democrat (7)
  Conservative (3)
  Barnsley Independent Group (1)
  Independents (3)
Joint committees
Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield Combined Authority
Elections
Plurality-at-large
Last election
5 May 2016
Next election
6 May 2021
Meeting place
Town Hall at Barnsley
Barnsley Town Hall
Website
www.barnsley.gov.uk

HistoryEdit

The current local authority was first elected in 1973, a year before formally coming into its powers and prior to the creation of the Metropolitan Borough of Barnsley on 1 April 1974. The council gained borough status, entitling it to be known as Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council.

Political controlEdit

Since 1973, political control of the council has been held by the following parties:[2]

Party in control Years
Labour 1973–present

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://opencouncildata.co.uk/council.php?c=264&y=0
  2. ^ "Barnsley". BBC News Online. 19 April 2008. Retrieved 17 October 2009.