List of United Kingdom council leaders

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This is a list of current British council leaders of local government authorities in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Council leaders are often representatives of the majority party, or largest party on the council, but can sometimes be representatives of minority administrations or coalition parties.

England[edit]

Non-metropolitan counties[edit]

As of 15 March 2018
Council Title Name Since Ref.
Buckinghamshire County Council Leader of the Council Martin Tett 26 May 2011 URL
Cambridgeshire County Council Leader of the Council Steve Count 13 May 2014 URL
Cumbria County Council Leader of the Council Stewart Young 16 May 2013 URL
Derbyshire County Council Leader of the Council Barry Lewis 24 May 2017 URL
Devon County Council Leader of the Council John Hart 25 June 2009 URL
Dorset County Council Leader of the Council Rebecca Knox 18 May 2017 URL
East Sussex County Council Leader of the Council Keith Glazier 21 May 2013 URL
Essex County Council Leader of the Council David Finch 14 May 2013 URL
Gloucestershire County Council Leader of the Council Mark Hawthorne MBE 19 May 2010 URL
Hampshire County Council Leader of the Council Roy Perry 23 May 2013 URL
Hertfordshire County Council Leader of the Council David Williams 21 November 2017 URL
Kent County Council Leader of the Council Paul Carter CBE October 2005 URL
Lancashire County Council Leader of the Council Geoff Driver CBE 25 May 2017 URL
Leicestershire County Council Leader of the Council Nicholas Rushton 26 September 2012 URL
Lincolnshire County Council Leader of the Council Martin Hill OBE 2005 URL
Norfolk County Council Leader of the Council Andrew Proctor 1 June 2018 URL
North Yorkshire County Council Leader of the Council Carl Les 20 May 2015 URL
Northamptonshire County Council Leader of the Council Vacant 15 March 2018[1] URL
Nottinghamshire County Council Leader of the Council Kay Cutts MBE 25 May 2017 URL
Oxfordshire County Council Leader of the Council Ian Hudspeth 15 May 2012 URL
Somerset County Council Leader of the Council David Fothergill 24 May 2017 URL
Staffordshire County Council Leader of the Council Philip Atkins OBE 18 June 2009 URL
Suffolk County Council Leader of the Council Matthew Hicks 24 May 2018 URL
Surrey County Council Leader of the Council David Hodge CBE 11 October 2011 URL
Warwickshire County Council Leader of the Council Izzi Seccombe 22 May 2013 URL
West Sussex County Council Leader of the Council Louise Goldsmith May 2010 URL
Worcestershire County Council Leader of the Council Simon Geraghty 14 January 2016 URL

Metropolitan districts[edit]

Council Title Name Since Ref.
Barnsley Borough Council Leader of the Council Sir Stephen Houghton CBE 1996 URL
Birmingham City Council Leader of the Council Ian Ward 7 November 2017 URL
Bolton Borough Council Leader of the Council Linda Thomas 5 February 2018 URL
Bradford City Council Leader of the Council Susan Hinchcliffe 17 May 2016 URL
Bury Borough Council Leader of the Council Rishi Shori 18 May 2016 URL
Calderdale Borough Council Leader of the Council Tim Swift 27 May 2015 URL
Coventry City Council Leader of the Council George Duggins 19 May 2016 URL
Doncaster Borough Council Mayor Ros Jones CBE 3 May 2013 URL
Dudley Borough Council Leader of the Council Patrick Harley 18 May 2017 URL
Gateshead Borough Council Leader of the Council Martin Gannon 20 May 2016 URL
Kirklees Borough Council Leader of the Council Shabir Pandor 23 May 2018 URL
Knowsley Borough Council Leader of the Council Andy Moorhead 22 May 2015 URL
Leeds City Council Leader of the Council Judith Blake 21 May 2015 URL
Liverpool City Council Mayor Joe Anderson OBE 3 May 2012[a] URL
Manchester City Council Leader of the Council Sir Richard Leese CBE May 1996 URL
North Tyneside Borough Council Mayor Norma Redfearn CBE 2 May 2013 URL
Newcastle upon Tyne City Council[b] Leader of the Council Nick Forbes 25 May 2011 URL
Oldham Borough Council Leader of the Council Jean Stretton 27 January 2016 URL
Rochdale Borough Council Leader of the Council Allen Brett 13 December 2017 URL
Rotherham Borough Council Leader of the Council Chris Read 4 March 2015 URL
South Tyneside Borough Council Leader of the Council Iain Malcolm 13 May 2008 URL
Salford City Council Mayor Paul Dennett 6 May 2016 URL
Sandwell Borough Council Leader of the Council Steve Eling 20 May 2016 URL
Sefton Borough Council Leader of the Council Ian Maher 21 May 2015 URL
Sheffield City Council Leader of the Council Julie Dore 18 May 2011 URL
Solihull Borough Council Leader of the Council Bob Sleigh OBE 10 June 2014 URL
St Helens Borough Council Leader of the Council Joe Pearson 18 May 2017 URL
Stockport Borough Council Leader of the Council Alex Ganotis 24 May 2016 URL
Sunderland City Council Leader of the Council Graeme Miller 16 May 2018 URL
Tameside Borough Council Leader of the Council Brenda Warrington 31 January 2018 URL
Trafford Borough Council Leader of the Council Andrew Western 23 May 2018 URL
Wakefield City Council Leader of the Council Peter Box August 1998 URL
Walsall Borough Council Leader of the Council Mike Bird 21 May 2018 URL
Wigan Borough Council Leader of the Council David Molyneux 15 May 2018 URL
Wirral Borough Council Leader of the Council Phil Davies 14 May 2012 URL
Wolverhampton City Council Leader of the Council Roger Lawrence 2011 URL

Unitary authorities[edit]

Council Title Name Since Ref
Bath and North East Somerset Council Leader of the Council Dine Romero 21 May 2019 URL
Bedford Borough Council Mayor Dave Hodgson 16 October 2009 URL
Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council Leader of the Council Mohammed Khan OBE 21 May 2015 URL
Blackpool Council Leader of the Council Simon Blackburn 23 May 2011 URL
Bournemouth Borough Council Leader of the Council John Beesley 21 February 2012 URL
Bracknell Forest Borough Council Leader of the Council Paul Bettison OBE May 1997 URL
Brighton and Hove City Council Leader of the Council Warren Morgan 21 May 2015 URL
Bristol City Council Mayor Marvin Rees 7 May 2016 URL
Central Bedfordshire Council Leader of the Council James Jamieson 19 May 2011 URL
Cheshire East Council Leader of the Council Rachel Bailey 25 February 2016 URL
Cheshire West and Chester Council Leader of the Council Samantha Dixon 21 May 2015 URL
Cornwall Council Leader of the Council Adam Paynter 23 May 2017 URL
Durham County Council Leader of the Council Simon Henig CBE 23 May 2008 URL
Darlington Borough Council Leader of the Council Bill Dixon MBE 26 May 2011 URL
Derby City Council Leader of the Council Vacant 3 May 2018 URL
East Riding of Yorkshire Council Leader of the Council Richard Burton 8 May 2019 URL
Halton Borough Council Leader of the Council Rob Polhill 21 May 2010 URL
Hartlepool Borough Council Leader of the Council Christopher Akers-Belcher 2 May 2013 URL
Herefordshire Council Leader of the Council Jonathan Lester 9 March 2018 URL
Isle of Wight Council Leader of the Council Dave Stewart 18 January 2017[2] URL
Hull City Council Leader of the Council Steve Brady 19 May 2011 URL
Leicester City Council Mayor Sir Peter Soulsby 6 May 2011 URL
Luton Borough Council Leader of the Council Hazel Simmons MBE 22 May 2007 URL
Medway Council Leader of the Council Alan Jarrett 28 May 2016 URL
Middlesbrough Borough Council Mayor Dave Budd 8 May 2015 URL
Milton Keynes Council Leader of the Council Peter Marland 26 May 2014 URL
North East Lincolnshire Council Leader of the Council Ray Oxby 28 May 2015 URL
North Lincolnshire Council Leader of the Council Rob Waltham MBE 16 January 2017 URL
North Somerset Council Leader of the Council Nigel Ashton 3 May 2007 URL
Northumberland County Council Leader of the Council Peter Alan Jackson 24 May 2017 URL
Nottingham City Council Leader of the Council Jon Collins 2003 URL
Peterborough City Council Leader of the Council John Holdich OBE 12 May 2015 URL
Plymouth City Council Leader of the Council Tudor Evans 3 May 2018 URL
Poole Borough Council Leader of the Council Janet Walton 20 May 2015 URL
Portsmouth City Council Leader of the Council Gerald Vernon-Jackson CBE 15 May 2018 URL
Reading Borough Council Leader of the Council Jo Lovelock 25 May 2011 URL
Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council Leader of the Council Sue Jeffrey 28 May 2015 URL
Rutland County Council Leader of the Council Oliver Hemsley 5 February 2017 URL
Shropshire Council Leader of the Council Peter Nutting 15 May 2017 URL
Slough Borough Council Leader of the Council James C Swindlehurst 28 November 2017 URL
Southampton City Council Leader of the Council Christopher Hammond 14 May 2018 URL
Southend-on-Sea Borough Council Leader of the Council John Lamb 12 May 2016 URL
South Gloucestershire Council Leader of the Council Matthew Riddle 15 October 2014
Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council Leader of the Council Bob Cook May 2011 URL
Stoke-on-Trent City Council Leader of the Council Ann James 17 May 2018 URL
Swindon Borough Council Leader of the Council David Renard 11 April 2013
Telford and Wrekin Borough Council Leader of the Council Shaun Davies 27 May 2016 URL
Thurrock Council Leader of the Council Rob Gledhill 25 May 2016 URL
Torbay Council Mayor Gordon Oliver 5 May 2011 URL
Warrington Borough Council Leader of the Council Terry O’Neill 23 May 2011 URL
West Berkshire Council Leader of the Council Graham Jones 9 May 2017 URL
Wiltshire Council Leader of the Council Baroness Scott of Bybrook OBE 1 April 2009[c] URL
Windsor and Maidenhead Borough Council Leader of the Council Simon Dudley 24 May 2016 URL
Wokingham Borough Council Leader of the Council Charlotte Haitham Taylor 18 May 2017 URL
City of York Council Leader of the Council Keith Aspden 22 May 2019 URL
Notes
  1. ^ 1: Presumed date is the one on which the council came into legal existence.

Non-metropolitan districts[edit]

District Title Name Since Ref.
Adur District Council Leader of the Council Neil Parkin URL
Allerdale Borough Council Leader of the Council Alan Smith 11 May 2011[3] URL
Amber Valley Borough Council Leader of the Council Kevin Buttery 28 May 2016[4] URL
Arun District Council Leader of the Council Gillian Brown 2006[5] URL
Ashfield District Council Leader of the Council Jason Zadrozny 26 April 2018[6] URL
Ashford Borough Council Leader of the Council Gerry Clarkson 18 April 2013[7] URL
Aylesbury Vale District Council Leader of the Council Neil Blake 11 September 2013[8] URL
Babergh District Council Leader of the Council John Ward 4 January 2018[9] URL
Barrow-in-Furness Borough Council Leader of the Council Dave Pidduck May 2011[10] URL
Basildon Borough Council Leader position abolished URL
Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council Leader of the Council Clive Sanders 2012[11] URL
Bassetlaw District Council Leader of the Council Simon Greaves May 2012[12] URL
Blaby District Council Leader of the Council Terry Richardson 8 May 2015[13][failed verification] URL
Bolsover District Council Leader of the Council Ann Syrett 14 May 2015[14] URL
Boston Borough Council Leader of Council Michael Cooper 7 May 2015 URL
Braintree District Council
Breckland District Council
Brentwood Borough Council
Broadland District Council
Bromsgrove District Council
Broxbourne Borough Council
Broxtowe Borough Council
Burnley Borough Council
Cambridge City Council
Cannock Chase District Council
Canterbury City Council
Carlisle City Council
Castle Point Borough Council
Charnwood Borough Council
Chelmsford City Council
Cheltenham Borough Council
Cherwell District Council
Chesterfield Borough Council
Chichester District Council
Chiltern District Council
Chorley Borough Council
Christchurch Borough Council
Colchester Borough Council
Copeland Borough Council Mayor Mike Starkie 7 May 2015 URL
Corby Borough Council
Cotswold District Council
Craven District Council
Crawley Borough Council Leader of the Council Peter Lamb May 2014 URL
Dacorum Borough Council
Dartford Borough Council
Daventry District Council
Derbyshire Dales District Council
Dover District Council
East Cambridgeshire District Council
East Devon District Council Leader of the Council Ian Thomas 16 May 2018 URL
East Dorset District Council
East Hampshire District Council
East Hertfordshire District Council
East Lindsey District Council
East Northamptonshire District Council
East Staffordshire Borough Council
Eastbourne Borough Council
Eastleigh Borough Council
Eden District Council
Elmbridge Borough Council
Epping Forest District Council
Epsom and Ewell Borough Council
Erewash Borough Council
Exeter City Council
Fareham Borough Council
Fenland District Council
Forest Heath District Council
Forest of Dean District Council
Fylde Borough Council
Gedling Borough Council
Gloucester City Council
Gosport Borough Council
Gravesham Borough Council
Great Yarmouth Borough Council
Guildford Borough Council
Maidstone Borough Council Leader of the Council Fran Wilson 19 May 2018 URL
Oxford City Council Leader of the Council Susan Brown 29 January 2018 [15]

London boroughs[edit]

London Councils[16]
Borough Title Name Since Ref.
Barking and Dagenham Leader of the Council Darren Rodwell May 2014
Barnet Leader of the Council Richard Cornelius June 2011
Bexley Leader of the Council Teresa O’Neill OBE May 2008
Brent Leader of the Council Muhammed Butt May 2012
Bromley Leader of the Council Colin Smith September 2017
Camden Leader of the Council Georgia Gould May 2017
Croydon Leader of the Council Tony Newman May 2014
Ealing Leader of the Council Julian Bell May 2010
Enfield Leader of the Council Doug Taylor May 2010
Greenwich Leader of the Council Denise Hyland June 2014
Hackney Mayor Philip Glanville September 2016
Hammersmith and Fulham Leader of the Council Stephen Cowan May 2014
Haringey Leader of the Council Claire Kober OBE December 2008
Harrow Leader of the Council Sachin Shah May 2016
Havering Leader of the Council Roger Ramsey June 2014
Hillingdon Leader of the Council Raymond Puddifoot MBE July 2000
Hounslow Leader of the Council Steve Curran June 2014
Islington Leader of the Council Richard Watts October 2013
Kensington and Chelsea Leader of the Council Elizabeth Campbell July 2017
Kingston upon Thames Leader of the Council Kevin Davis May 2014
Lambeth Leader of the Council Lib Peck December 2012
Lewisham Mayor Sir Steve Bullock May 2002
Merton Leader of the Council Stephen Alambritis May 2010
Newham Mayor Sir Robin Wales[d] May 2002
Redbridge Leader of the Council Jas Athwal June 2014
Richmond upon Thames Leader of the Council Paul Hodgins July 2017
Southwark Leader of the Council Peter John May 2010
Sutton Leader of the Council Ruth Dombey OBE May 2012
Tower Hamlets Mayor John Biggs June 2015
Waltham Forest Leader of the Council Clare Coghill May 2012
Wandsworth Leader of the Council Ravi Govindia CBE May 2011
Westminster Leader of the Council Nickie Aiken January 2017

Sui generis entities[edit]

Entity Title Name Since Ref.
City of London Corporation Lord Mayor Charles Bowman November 2017 [17]
Council of the Isles of Scilly Chairman of the Council Ted Moulson May 2017 [18]

Scotland[edit]

Council Title Name Since Ref.
Aberdeen City Council Co-leaders of the council Douglas Lumsden
Jenny Laing
August 2017 [19]
Aberdeenshire Council Leader of the council Jim Gifford May 2012 [20]
Angus Council Leader of the council Bob Myles May 2017 [20]
Argyll and Bute Council Leader of the council Aileen Morton May 2017 [20]
Edinburgh City Council Leader of the council Adam McVey May 2017 [20]
Clackmannanshire Council Leader of the council Les Sharp 3 November 2014 [21]
Dumfries and Galloway Council Leader of the council Elaine Murray May 2017 [20]
Dundee City Council Leader of the council John Alexander May 2017 [20]
East Ayrshire Council Leader of the council Douglas Reid May 2007 [22]
East Dunbartonshire Council Leader of the council Gordan Low May 2017 [20]
East Lothian Council Leader of the council Willie Innes May 2012
East Renfrewshire Council Leader of the council Tony Buchanan May 2017 [20]
Falkirk Council Leader of the council Cecil Meiklejohn May 2017 [20]
Fife Council Co-leaders of the council David Ross
David Alexander
May 2017 [23]
Glasgow City Council Leader of the council Susan Aitken May 2017 [20]
Highland Council Leader of the council Margaret Davidson June 2015 [24]
Inverclyde Council Leader of the council Stephen McCabe May 2012
Midlothian Council Leader of the council Derek Milligan May 2017 [20]
Moray Council[e] Leader of the council George Alexander May 2017 [20]
Comhairle nan Eilean Siar Leader of the council Roddie Mackay May 2017 [20]
North Ayrshire Council Leader of the council Joe Cullinane May 2017 [20]
North Lanarkshire Council Leader of the council Jim McCabe 8 March 2016 [25]
Orkney Islands Council Leader of the council James Stockan May 2017 [20]
Perth and Kinross Council Leader of the council Ian Campbell May 2017 [20]
Renfrewshire Council Leader of the council Iain Nicolson May 2017 [20]
Scottish Borders Council Leader of the council Shona Haslam May 2003 [20]
Shetland Islands Council Leader of the council Cecil Smith May 2017 [20]
South Ayrshire Council Leader of the council Douglas Campbell May 2007 [20]
South Lanarkshire Council Leader of the council John Ross May 2017 [20]
Stirling Council Leader of the council Scott Farmer May 2012 [20]
West Dunbartonshire Council Leader of the council Jonathan McColl May 2017 [20]
West Lothian Council Leader of the council Lawrence Fitzpatrick May 2017 [20]

Wales[edit]

Council Title Name Since Ref.
Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council Leader of the Council Nigel Daniels May 2017 [26]
Bridgend County Borough Council Leader of the council Huw David May 2017 [26]
Caerphilly County Borough Council Leader of the Council David Poole 18 May 2017 [27]
Cardiff Council Leader of the Council Huw Thomas May 2017 [26]
Carmarthenshire County Council Leader of the Council Emlyn Dole May 2017 [26]
Ceredigion County Council Leader of the Council Ellen ap Gwynn May 2017 [26]
Conwy County Borough Council Leader of the Council Gareth Jones May 2017 [26]
Denbighshire County Council Leader of the Council Hugh Evans OBE 6 November 2007 [28]
Flintshire County Council Leader of the Council Aaron Shotton May 2017 [26]
Gwynedd Council Leader of the Council Dyfrig Siencyn May 2017 [26]
Isle of Anglesey County Council Leader of the Council Llinos Medi Huws May 2017 [26]
Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council Leader of the Council Kevin O'Neill May 2017 [26]
Monmouthshire County Council Leader of the Council Peter Fox OBE May 2008 [29]
Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council Leader of the Council Rob Jones May 2017 [26]
Newport City Council Leader of the Council Debbie Wilcox 16 May 2017 [30]
Pembrokeshire County Council Leader of the Council David Simpson May 2017 [26]
Powys County Council Leader of the Council Rosemarie Harris May 2017 [26]
Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council Leader of the Council Andrew Morgan 26 May 2014 [31]
City and County of Swansea Council Leader of the Council Rob Stewart 2014 [32]
Torfaen County Borough Council Leader of the Council Anthony Hunt May 2017 [26]
Vale of Glamorgan Council Leader of the Council Neil Moore 24 May 2019 [33]
Wrexham County Borough Council Leader of the Council Mark Pritchard May 2017 [26]

Northern Ireland[edit]

Council Title Name Since Ref.
Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council Mayor John Scott 2016
Ards and North Down Borough Council Mayor Deborah Girvan 2016
Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council Lord Mayor Garath Keating 2016
Belfast City Council Lord Mayor Brian Kingston 2016
Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council Mayor Maura Hickey 2016
Derry City and Strabane District Council Mayor Hilary McClintock 2016
Fermanagh and Omagh District Council Chairperson Mary Garrity 2016
Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council Mayor Brian Bloomfield 2016
Mid and East Antrim Borough Council Mayor Audrey Wales 2016
Mid-Ulster District Council Chairperson Thomas Wilson 2016
Newry, Mourne and Down District Council Chairperson Gillian Fitzpatrick 2016

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Previously Leader of the council (May 2010 – May 2012).
  2. ^ Known as Newcastle City Council.
  3. ^ Previously Leader of Wiltshire County Council (2003 – 2009).
  4. ^ Previously Leader of the council (1995 – 2002).
  5. ^ Alternative name Western Isles Council.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Isle of Wight Council selects Conservative leader". BBC News. 18 January 2017.
  3. ^ "Cumbrian council leader warns of 'tough times' ahead". Times & Star. 19 May 2011.
  4. ^ "New Leader and Cabinet for Amber Valley Borough Council". Amber Valley Conservatives. 28 May 2016.
  5. ^ Holden, John (8 June 2018). "Arun District Council leader Gillian Brown to be made an OBE in birthday honours list". Littlehampton Gazette.
  6. ^ Dallison, Jessica (26 April 2018). "Ashfield council leader toppled after dramatic vote". Chad.
  7. ^ Barman, Robert (19 April 2013). "Cllr Gerry Clarkson new leader of Ashford Borough Council". Kent Online.
  8. ^ "New leader for Aylesbury Vale council chosen". BBC News. 12 September 2013.
  9. ^ "Babergh Elects New Leader". Babergh Mid Suffolk. 4 January 2018.
  10. ^ "Election success as Labour take control". North West Evening Mail. 7 May 2011. Archived from the original on 8 October 2012.
  11. ^ Whiteway, Dan (11 May 2018). "Council leader Clive Sanders re-elected for another term". Romsey Advertiser.
  12. ^ "Simon Greaves". Bassetlaw District Council. 3 October 2018.
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  14. ^ "New Team To Lead Bolsover Council". The Chesterfield Post. 15 May 2015.
  15. ^ "Oxford City Council elects Councillor Susan Brown as new Leader". Oxford City Council. 30 January 2018. Retrieved 4 March 2018.
  16. ^ "London Government Directory". London Councils. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  17. ^ "New Lord Mayor of the City of London Elected". City of London. Retrieved 5 January 2018.
  18. ^ "New appointments for Councillors - 2017". Council of the Isles of Scilly. Retrieved 5 January 2018.
  19. ^ "Aberdeen City Council votes to have co-leaders", BBC News, 23 August 2017. Retrieved 2 January 2018.
  20. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x Council Leaders, Convention of Scottish Local Authorities. Retrieved 2 January 2018.
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  22. ^ "Tory becomes provost in East Ayrshire as SNP coalition keeps out Labour", The Herald (Glasgow), 18 May 2007. Retrieved 2 January 2018.
  23. ^ "Breakthrough as SNP and Labour agree to share Fife Council control", Fife Today, 17 May 2017. Retrieved 2 January 2018.
  24. ^ "Independents to run Highland Council as SNP ousted from power", Highland News, 5 June 2015. Retrieved 2 January 2018.
  25. ^ "Scots council has new leader for the first time in almost two decades", The Herald (Glasgow), 29 February 2016. Retrieved 2 January 2018.
  26. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o Welsh Local Authority Links, Welsh Local Government Association. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  27. ^ "Cllr David Poole elected as Leader of Caerphilly County Borough Council leader as cabinet and Mayor are also chosen", Caerphilly Observer, 19 May 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  28. ^ "Llanelidan farmer is new Denbighshire Council leader", Daily Post (North Wales), 6 November 2007. Retrieved 29 March 2018.
  29. ^ "LOCAL ELECTIONS: Tories take control of Monmouthshire", South Wales Argus, 5 May 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  30. ^ Dominic Jones (16 May 2017) "New leader and mayor elected at Newport City Council meeting", South Wales Argus. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  31. ^ Sam Tegeltija (26 May 2014) "New Rhondda Cynon Taf Council leader to be appointed", Wales Online. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  32. ^ Richard Youle (27 April 2017) "Five things Labour would change in Swansea if they retain power in the local council elections", Wales Online. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  33. ^ Discombe, Matt (15 May 2019). "Tory rebels pledge support to Labour in shock council twist". Wales Online. Retrieved 2 June 2019.

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