Derby City Council

Derby City Council is the local government unitary authority for Derby, a city in the East Midlands region of England. It is composed of 51 councillors,[4] three for each of the 17 electoral wards of Derby. Currently there is no overall control of the council, with the Labour Party being the biggest party. The acting council chief executive is Christine Durrant. Carole Mills will take over as Chief Executive from August 2018.

As a unitary authority, Derby City Council is responsible for all services within its boundary and is therefore distinct from the two-tier system of local government that exists in the surrounding county of Derbyshire. Outside the city, responsibility is shared between Derbyshire County Council and various district or borough councils, such as Derbyshire Dales, High Peak, Erewash and Chesterfield.

Derby City Council
Derby City Council Corporate Logo
Type
Type
Leadership
Mayor of Derby
Cllr Mike Carr, Liberal Democrats
since 23 May 2018
Leader of the Council
Cllr Chris Poulter, Conservative
since 3 May 2018[2]
Chief Executive
Carole Mills[1]
Structure
Seats51 councillors
Derby Council May 2018 confidence and supply
Political groups
Administration
     Conservative (20)
Confidence and Supply [3]
     Liberal Democrats (7)
     Brexit Party (5)
Opposition
     Labour (16)
Elections
First past the post
Last election
3 May 2018
Next election
2 May 2019
Motto
Industria, Virtus, et Fortitudo
Translation: Diligence, Courage, Strength
Meeting place
Derby Council House, Derwent Street-Coropation Street, Derby - geograph.org.uk - 1706009
Derby Council House, Corporation Street, Derby
Website
www.derby.gov.uk

Political makeup

Derby City Council has 51 councillors, with three councillors representing each of the 17 separate wards within the city. It operates a 'by thirds' operation of elections, meaning that one third of the councillors (one per ward) are elected at each local election for a four-year period. This results in there being local elections three years out of every four, with a fourth fallow year.

The council is led by a Conservative administration, supported by a confidence and supply agreement with the Liberal Democrats and Brexit Party. This The council's political composition is:

Wards

References

  1. ^ "Derby City Council announces new Chief Executive". Derby City Council. Retrieved 20 April 2018.
  2. ^ "key-moments-banwait-bolton-whitby". Derby Telegraph. Retrieved 4 May 2018.
  3. ^ "Article explaining confidence and supply arrangement between Conservatives, Liberal Democrats and UKIP". Derby News. Retrieved 16 July 2018.
  4. ^ "Derby City Council election arrangements". Derby City Council. Retrieved 13 November 2015.
  5. ^ 2FS, Derby City Council, Council House, Corporation Street, Derby, DE1. "Elections - results - Derby City Council". www.derby.gov.uk.

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1998 Derby City Council election

The 1998 Derby City Council election took place on 7 May 1998 to elect members of Derby City Council in England. One third of the council was up for election and the Labour party kept overall control of the council.One of the two Labour councillors defeated in the election was Milton Crosdale, the father of Imaani, who was taking part in the Eurovision Song Contest for the United Kingdom two days after the election. Crosdale had been defending a three-vote majority in Blagreaves ward.After the election, the composition of the council was

Labour 37

Conservative 4

Liberal Democrat 3

1999 Derby City Council election

The 1999 Derby City Council election took place on 6 May 1999 to elect members of Derby City Council in England. One third of the council was up for election and the Labour party kept overall control of the council. Overall turnout was 29.0%.After the election, the composition of the council was

Labour 34

Conservative 6

Liberal Democrat 4

2000 Derby City Council election

The 2000 Derby City Council election took place on 4 May 2000 to elect members of Derby City Council in England. One third of the council was up for election and the Labour party kept overall control of the council.After the election, the composition of the council was

Labour 29

Conservative 9

Liberal Democrat 6

2002 Derby City Council election

The 2002 Derby City Council election took place on 2 May 2002 to elect members of Derby City Council in England. The whole council was up for election after boundary changes since the last election in 2000 had increased the number of seats by 7. The Labour party stayed in overall control of the council.

2003 Derby City Council election

The 2003 Derby City Council election took place on 1 May 2003 to elect members of Derby City Council in England. One third of the council was up for election and the Labour party lost overall control of the council to no overall control.After the election, the composition of the council was

Labour 25

Liberal Democrat 13

Conservative 12

Independent 1

2004 Derby City Council election

The 2004 Derby City Council election took place on 10 June 2004 to elect members of Derby City Council in England. One third of the council was up for election and the council stayed under no overall control.The results saw the Labour party gain a seat from the Conservatives but lose one to the Liberal Democrats. They also saw Frank Leeming from the United Kingdom Independence Party win the party's first council seat in Derby, gaining a seat that had formerly been held by independent, Ron Allen, who had died in March. Leeming was expected to hold the balance of power on the council between Labour and a Liberal Democrat/Conservative alliance depending on the outcome of a by-election in July.After the election, the composition of the council was

Labour 24

Liberal Democrat 14

Conservative 11

United Kingdom Independence Party 1

Vacant 1

2006 Derby City Council election

The 2006 Derby City Council election took place on 4 May 2006 to elect members of Derby City Council in England. One third of the council was up for election and the Labour party lost their majority on the council to no overall control.The Labour party had regained a majority of one on the council after a gain from the Liberal Democrats in a July 2005 by-election in Abbey ward. However they were expected to lose control of the council in the 2006 election. The campaign saw controversy over the Conservative candidate for Sinfin ward, Randeep Kaur Samra, who was under the legal age of 21 for standing in the election, leading to other political parties demanding an apology from the Conservatives.The results saw the Liberal Democrats gain three seats from Labour to deprive them of their majority, although Labour gained one seat from the Conservatives. Overall turnout was 35.2% and talks followed the election to decide who would run the council. These resulted in an agreement between Labour and the Conservatives, which meant Labour would continue to form the administration but with the Conservatives taking 3 of the 10 seats in the cabinet.After the election, the composition of the council was

Labour 24

Liberal Democrat 15

Conservative 11

Independent 1

2007 Derby City Council election

The 2007 Derby City Council election took place on 3 May 2007 to elect members of Derby City Council in England. One third of the council was up for election and the council stayed under no overall control.The election saw the Conservative party gain a seat in Chaddesden from the Labour Party. The Labour Party gained one in Darley from the Liberal Democrats. Following the election Labour continued to run the council after they and the Conservatives agreed to continue their agreement, with the Conservatives retaining 3 seats in the cabinet.After the election, the composition of the council was

Labour 24

Liberal Democrat 13

Conservative 12

Independent 2

2008 Derby City Council election

The 2008 Derby City Council election took place on 1 May 2008 to elect members of Derby City Council in England. One third of the council was up for election and the council stayed under no overall control. Overall turnout was 34.6%.After the election, the composition of the council was

Liberal Democrat 18

Labour 17

Conservative 14

Independent 2

2010 Derby City Council election

The 2010 Derby City Council election took place on 5 May 2010 to elect members of Derby City Council in England. One third of the council was up for election and the council remained under No Overall Control.

2011 Derby City Council election

The 2011 Derby City Council election took place on 5 May 2011 to elect members of Derby City Council in England. The council remained under No Overall Control.

2012 Derby City Council election

The 2012 Derby City Council election took place on 3 May 2012 to elect members of Derby City Council in England. The Labour Party gained control of the council, which had previously been under No Overall Control.

2014 Derby City Council election

The 2014 Derby City Council election took place on 22 May 2014 to elect members of Derby City Council in England. This was on the same day as other local elections. The Labour Party remained in control of the council, with two gains and two losses resulting in no net change in its number of seats.

2015 Derby City Council election

The 2015 Derby City Council election took place on 7 May 2015 to elect members of the Derby City Council in England. It was held on the same day as other local elections. The Labour Party increased its majority on the council by gaining two seats.

2016 Derby City Council election

The 2016 Derby City Council election took place on 5 May 2016 to elect members of Derby City Council in England. This was on the same day as other local elections. The Labour Party retained control of the council, albeit with their majority reduced to just one seat.

2018 Derby City Council election

The 2018 Derby City Council election took place on 3 May 2018 to elect members of Derby City Council in England. This was on the same day as other local elections. The Labour group on the council suffered losses of both the Council Leader Ranjit Banwait and the mayor John Whitby, as well as then cabinet member Sara Bolton, who lost by over 1,000 votes to Conservative Rob Cooper. Labour lost its overall majority on the council, and a Conservative minority administration was formed with Liberal Democrat and UKIP backing.

2019 Derby City Council election

The 2019 Derby City Council election took place on 2 May 2019 to elect members of Derby City Council in England. This was on the same day as other local elections. The council remained under no overall control, with the Conservative Party overtaking the Labour Party as the largest party.

Derby City Council elections

Derby is a unitary authority in Derbyshire, England. Until 1 April 1997 it was a non-metropolitan district.

Lees Brook Community School

Lees Brook Community School is a mixed secondary school and sixth form located in the Chaddesden area of Derby, in the English county of Derbyshire.Previously a foundation school administered by Derby City Council, Lees Brook converted to with academy status in September 2011. However the school continues to coordinate with Derby City Council for admissions. The school moved to a new building on the same site in November 2014.

Lees Brook Community School offers GCSEs and BTECs as programmes of study for pupils. The school also operates a vocational sixth form provision.

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