Hull City Council
(Kingston upon) Hull City Council is the governing body for the unitary authority and city of Kingston upon Hull. It was created in 1972 as the successor to the Corporation of (Kingston upon) Hull, which was also known as Hull Corporation and founded in 1440 by Royal charter.
|Kingston upon Hull City Council|
Cllr Pete Allen, Labour
Since 24 May 2018
Leader of the Council
Cllr Steve Brady OBE, Labour
Since 19 May 2011
|First past the post|
|3 May 2018 (all councillors)|
|Guildhall, Kingston upon Hull|
|2002–2007||No overall control|
From 2002 until 2018 Hull City Council consisted of 59 councillors which are elected from 23 wards, each ward returning either two or three councillors. Following a review, in 2017, by the Local Government Boundary Commission this was reduced to 57 councillors from 21 wards effective from the 2018 elections. The council has several subcomponents with differing responsibilities:
- Cabinet: The Cabinet makes most day-to-day decisions. It consists of the council leader, council deputy leader, and eight other councillors (called Portfolio Holders), all elected by the full council.
- Cabinet Committees: The Cabinet appoints councillors to Cabinet Committees to handle specific responsibilities, such as granting of contracts above a certain monetary value.
- Task Groups: The Cabinet can form temporary units called Task Groups, usually to deal with specific issues. These can contain members from outside the council, such as persons expert in the issue or members of the public.
- Area committees: These committees are responsible for different geographic areas of the city. They advise the Council and perform certain duties assigned. The Area Committees hold public area forums, in which citizens can participate directly.
- Regulatory Committees: Required by law or by the nature of the function for which they are responsible. These functions include planning, licensing, standards, school government, and civic affairs.
- Overview and Scrutiny Committees: Designed to allow citizens greater say in council oversight, these committees hold public hearings into issues of local concern.
The council had been led by Labour since the early 1970s until 2002. They again led the council as a minority administration between 2003 and 2006. Since the 2006 election Hull City Council had been led by a Liberal Democrat administration, originally as a minority administration, the Liberal Democrats first gained overall control of the council after the 2007 election. In the 2011 election Labour regained control of the council following the collapse of the Liberal Democrat vote. In the 2012 election Labour increased the number of seats they held. In the 2014 election two Labour councillors formed an "Independent Labour Group" in protest against their own party's budget plans, off-setting the two seats gained by Labour in the election. In the 2018 election all seats were contested because of boundary changes and the Liberal Democrat vote rose gaining seats on Labour who held on to control.
|Year||Liberal Democrat||Labour||Conservative||UKIP||Others||Reference||Controlling Party|
|2006||26||25||2||0||6||||No Overall Control|
|2004||24||27||2||1||5||||No Overall Control|
|2003||21||28||2||0||8||||No Overall Control|
|2002||29||24||2||0||4||[Note 2]||No Overall Control|
|Avenue||Wyke||19||Andrew Dorton||5 May 2011|
|Marjorie Brabazon||22 May 2014|
|John Robinson||5 May 2016|
|Beverley||Northern||15||David McCobb||2 May 2002|
|Karen Mathieson||1 May 2008|
|Boothferry||West||22||Ruth Payne||22 May 2014|
|Haroldo Herrera-Richmond||7 May 2015|
|Maria Coward||5 May 2016|
|Bransholme East||North Carr||12||Anita Harrison||2 May 2002|
|Peter Clark||5 May 2011|
|Bransholme West||North Carr||13||Helene O'Mullane||6 May 2010|
|Phil Webster||6 May 2010|
|Bricknell||Wyke||20||John Fareham||7 May 1998|
|John Abbott||6 May 2010|
|Derringham||West||21||Cheryl Payne||22 May 2014|
|Leanne Fudge||7 May 2015|
|Ryan Langley||5 May 2016|
|Drypool||Riverside||4||Adam Williams||10 June 2004|
|Linda Chambers||8 January 2009|
|Diana Hatcher||7 May 2015|
|Holderness||Park||10||Christopher Sumpton||5 May 2011|
|Jackie Dad||22 May 2014|
|Linda Tock||5 May 2016|
|Ings||East||9||Alan Gardiner||5 May 2011|
|Mike Thompson||22 May 2014|
|Denise Thompson||5 May 2016|
|Kings Park||North Carr||14||Danny Brown||5 May 2011|
|Charles Quinn||3 May 2012|
|Longhill||East||8||John Black||2 May 2002|
|John Hewitt||10 June 2004|
|Carol Clarkson||6 May 2010|
|Marfleet||Park||5||Sean Chaytor||14 November 2002|
|Rosemary Pantelakis||5 May 2011|
|Sharon Belcher||22 May 2014|
|Myton||Riverside||3||Rilba Jones||3 May 2007|
|Colin Inglis||1 May 2008|
|Martin Mancey||6 May 2010|
|Newington||Riverside||23||Alan Clark||6 May 2010|
|Lynn Petrini||5 May 2011|
|Helena Spencer||3 May 2012|
|Newland||Wyke||18||Mike Ross||2 May 2002|
|Gwen Lunn||7 May 2015|
|Orchard Park & Greenwood||Northern||16||Terry Geraghty||4 May 1995|
|Steven Bayes||6 May 1999|
|Julia Conner||5 May 2011|
|Pickering||West||1||Abigail Bell||4 May 2006|
|Claire Thomas||1 May 2008|
|Peter Allen||5 May 2011|
|Southcoates East||Park||7||Richard Barrett [Note 3]||22 May 2014|
|Hester Bridges||5 May 2016|
|Southcoates West||Park||6||Stephen Brady||4 May 2000|
|Mary Glew||2 May 2002|
|St Andrews||Riverside||2||Daren Hale||5 May 1994|
|Nadine Fudge||2 May 2002|
|Sutton||East||11||Terry Keal||6 May 2010|
|David Craker||5 May 2011|
|Ken Turner||3 May 2012|
|University||Northern||17||Joyce Korczak-Fields||5 May 2011|
|Steve Wilson||22 May 2014|
- The whole council was up for election with boundary changes since the last election in 2016 reducing the number of seats by 2.
- The whole council was up for election with boundary changes since the last election in 2000 reducing the number of seats by 1.
- First elected as a representative of the UK Independence Party
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