Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council

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Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council
Third of council elected three years out of four
Arms of Calderdale Council
Calderdale-council logo.png
Council Logo
Type
Type
History
Founded1 April 1974
Leadership
Mayor of Calderdale
Cllr Marcus Thompson, Labour
since May 2018
Leader of the Council
Cllr Tim Swift, Labour
since 27th May 2015
Chief executive
Robin Tuddenham
since 8th May 2017
Structure
Seats51 (26 needed for a majority)
Calderdale Council composition
Political groups
Controlling party
     Labour Party (28)
Opposition parties
Joint committees
West Yorkshire Combined Authority
Length of term
4 years
Elections
First-past-the-post
Last election
3 May 2019 (one third of councillors)
Next election
2020 (one third of councillors)
Meeting place
Halifax Town Hall
Halifax Town Hall
Halifax
West Yorkshire
United Kingdom
Website
www.calderdale.gov.uk

Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council is the local authority of the Metropolitan Borough of Calderdale in West Yorkshire, England. It is a metropolitan district council, one of five in West Yorkshire and one of 36 in the metropolitan counties of England, and provides the majority of local government services in Calderdale. Since 1 April 2014 it has been a constituent council of the West Yorkshire Combined Authority.[1]

Elections[edit]

Electoral arrangements[edit]

Calderdale is divided into 17 wards, each ward having three councillors which stand for a four-year term. This makes a total of 51 councillors. One third of the council is elected three years in every four.

The ward boundaries were redrawn in 2004 so the whole council was up for election. One third of the council was elected from 2006 onward.

Current political make-up[edit]

As of 2019 the council is controlled by Labour.

Party Affiliation Number
Labour 28
Conservative 14
Liberal Democrats 7
Independent 2

Historical political make-up[edit]

Year Labour Conservative Ind. Con. Lib Dems Ind. LD Ind BNP Eng Dem
2019 28 14 0 7 0 2 0 0
2018 24 19 1 6 0 1 0 0
2018 23 20 1 5 0 2 0 0
2016 23 21 0 5 0 2 0 0
2016 23 22 0 5 0 1 0 0
2015 24 21 0 5 0 1 0 0
2014 25 19 0 6 0 1 0 0
2012 21 17 0 11 0 2 0 0
2012 20 17 0 12 0 2 0 0
2011 13 21 0 13 1 3 0 0
2011 13 21 0 14 0 2 1 0
2010 10 19 0 17 0 4 1 0
2010 10 20 0 17 0 3 1 0
2009 9 21 0 15 0 3 2 1
2008 9 21 0 16 0 2 2 1
2008 9 20 0 17 0 2 2 1
2007 11 18 0 17 0 3 1 1
2007 11 18 0 16 0 4 1 1
2006 10 18 0 16 0 4 2 1
2006 10 20 0 16 0 3 2 0
2004 9 21 0 15 0 3 3 0

Wards[edit]

Wards within Calderdale Council
Calder Valley Halifax

1. Todmorden
2. Calder
3. Luddendenfoot
4. Ryburn
8. Greetland and Stainland
14. Elland
15. Hipperholme and Lightcliffe
16. Brighouse
17. Rastrick

5. Illingworth and Mixenden
6. Warley
7. Sowerby Bridge
9. Ovenden
10. Park
11. Skircoat
12. Northowram and Shelf
13. Town

Leaders and control[edit]

Name Years Control
Tim Swift 2019 – present Labour
Tim Swift 2015 – 2019 No Overall Control
Stephen Baines MBE 2014 – 2015
Tim Swift 2012 – 2014
Janet Battye 2010 – 2012
Stephen Baines MBE 2008 – 2010
Ann McAllister 2006 – 2008
John Ford ? – 2006

Mayor[edit]

Name[2] Years
Dot Foster 2019 – 2020
Marcus Thompson 2018 – 2019
Ferman Ali 2017 – 2018
Howard Blagbrough 2016 – 2017
Lisa Lambert 2015 – 2016
Pat Allen 2014 – 2015
Ann Martin 2013 – 2014
John Hardy 2012 – 2013
Nader Fekri 2011 – 2012
Keith Watson 2010 – 2011
Ann McAllister 2010
Arshad Mahmood 2009 – 2010
Conrad Winterburn 2008 – 2009
Martin Peel 2007 – 2008
Colin Stout 2006 – 2007
John Williamson 2005 – 2006
Olwen Jennings 2004 – 2005
Geraldine Carter 2003 – 2004
Patrick Phillips 2002 – 2003
Chris O'Connor 2001 – 2002
Peter Coles 2000 – 2001
Graham Hall 1999 – 2000
Alan Worth 1998 – 1999
Alan Worth 1997 – 1998
Susan Tucker 1997
Dawn Neal 1996 – 1997
Graham Reason 1995 – 1996
Stephen Pearson 1994 – 1995
Tony Mazey 1993 – 1994
Bill Carpenter 1992 – 1993
Tom McElroy 1991 – 1992
Joe Tolan 1990 – 1991
Joe Kneafsey 1989 – 1990
Albert Berry 1988 – 1989
Wilfred Sharp 1987 – 1988
David Fox 1986 – 1987
Tom Lawler 1985 – 1986
John Bradley 1984 – 1985
Kevin Lord 1983 – 1984
David Shutt 1982 – 1983
Eric Whitehead 1981 – 1982
Harry Wilson 1980 – 1981
Betty Wildsmith 1979 – 1980
Richard Deadman 1978 – 1979
Eric Dennett 1977 – 1978
Mona Mitchell 1976 – 1977
Kathleen Cawdry 1975 – 1976
Joe Tolan 1974 – 1975

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The West Yorkshire Combined Authority Order 2014
  2. ^ Calderdale Votes: 40 years of local democracy. Local Elections Archive Project. Retrieved 20 August 2017.