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
Hull City Council logo
Type
Type
History
Founded1972
Leadership
Lord Mayor
Cllr Steve Wilson, Labour
since 16 May 2019[1]
Leader of the Council
Cllr Steve Brady OBE, Labour
since 19 May 2011
Chief Executive
Matt Jukes
Structure
Seats57 councillors
Hull City Council composition
Political groups
Administration
     Labour (31)
Other Parties
     Liberal Democrat (24)
     Conservative (2)
Elections
First past the post
Last election
2 May 2019
Meeting place
Hull Guildhall
Guildhall, Kingston upon Hull
Website
http://www.hull.gov.uk

Structure

Majority control of Hull City Council
Years Party
2011–present Labour
2007–2011 Liberal Democrat
2002–2007 No overall control
1999–2002 Labour

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.[2] 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.[3] 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.[4]
  • Cabinet Committees: The Cabinet appoints councillors to Cabinet Committees to handle specific responsibilities, such as granting of contracts above a certain monetary value.[4]
  • 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.[4]
  • 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.[4]
  • 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.[4]
  • Overview and Scrutiny Committees: Designed to allow citizens greater say in council oversight, these committees hold public hearings into issues of local concern.[4]

Political composition

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.[5] In the 2012 election Labour increased the number of seats they held.[6] 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.[7] In the 2018 election all seats were contested because of boundary changes[3] and the Liberal Democrat vote rose gaining seats on Labour who held on to control, with their worst result since 2010. The 2019 election saw just 2 seats change hands leaving the composition of the council unchanged.[8]

Year Liberal Democrat Labour Conservative UKIP Others Reference Controlling Party
2019 24 31 2 0 0 [8] Labour
2018 24 31 2 0 0 [Note 1][9] Labour
2016 17 39 2 1 0 [10] Labour
2015 15 40 2 1 1 [11] Labour
2014 15 39 2 1 2 [7] Labour
2012 17 39 2 0 1 [6] Labour
2011 22 34 2 0 1 [5] Labour
2010 33 22 2 0 2 [12] Liberal Democrat
2008 33 19 3 0 4 [13] Liberal Democrat
2007 30 20 3 0 6 [14] Liberal Democrat
2006 26 25 2 0 6 [15] No Overall Control
2004 24 27 2 1 5 [16] No Overall Control
2003 21 28 2 0 8 [17] No Overall Control
2002 29 24 2 0 4 [Note 2][18] No Overall Control
2000 10 44 2 0 4 [19] Labour
1999 4 51 1 0 4 [20] Labour

Councillors

Ward Area Councillors Assumed office
Avenue Wyke Abigail Bell 4 May 2006
Marjorie Brabazon 22 May 2014
Abhimanyu Singh 2 May 2019
Beverley & Newland Northern Paul Drake-Davis 3 May 2018
David McCobb 2 May 2002
Mike Ross 2 May 2002
Boothferry West Maria Coward 5 May 2016
Jack Haines 2 May 2019
Alison Thompson 3 May 2018
Bricknell Wyke John Abbott 6 May 2010
John Fareham 7 May 1998
Central Wyke Aneesa Akbar 3 May 2018
Shane McMurray 3 May 2018
Derringham West Julie Greenhill 3 May 2018
Ryan Langley 5 May 2016
Cheryl Payne 22 May 2014
Drypool Riverside Linda Chambers 8 January 2009
Diana Hatcher 7 May 2015
Adam Williams 10 June 2004
Holderness Park Jackie Dad 22 May 2014
Kalvin Neal 3 May 2018
Linda Tock 5 May 2016
Ings East Alan Gardiner 5 May 2011
Denise Thompson 5 May 2016
Kingswood Foredyke Mark Bisbey 3 May 2018
Charles Quinn 3 May 2012
Longhill & Bilton Grange East John Black 2 May 2002
Julia Conner 5 May 2011
Dean Kirk 2 May 2019
Marfleet Park Sharon Belcher 22 May 2014
Sean Chaytor 14 November 2002
Rosemary Pantelakis 5 May 2011
Newington & Gipsyville Riverside Peter Allen 5 May 2011
Gill Kennett 3 May 2018
Lynn Petrini 5 May 2011
North Carr Foredyke Peter Clark 5 May 2011
Anita Harrison 2 May 2002
Phil Webster 5 May 2010
Orchard Park Northern Deborah Matthews 3 May 2018
Rosie Nicola 3 May 2018
Gary Wareing 3 May 2018
Pickering West Holly Burton 3 May 2018
Mark Ieronimo 3 May 2018
Southcoates Park Stephen Brady 4 May 2000
Hester Bridges 5 May 2016
Mike Thompson 22 May 2014
St Andrews & Dockland Riverside Nadine Fudge 2 May 2002
Daren Hale 5 May 1994
Haroldo Herrera-Richmond 7 May 2015
Sutton East David Craker 5 May 2011
Rob Dunstan 3 May 2018
Allen Healand 2 May 2019
University Northern Gwenn Lunn 7 May 2015
Steve Wilson 22 May 2014
West Carr Foredyke Rob Pritchard 3 May 2018
Chris Randall 3 May 2018
Christine Randall 3 May 2018

See also

Notes

  1. ^ The whole council was up for election with boundary changes since the last election in 2016 reducing the number of seats by 2.
  2. ^ The whole council was up for election with boundary changes since the last election in 2000 reducing the number of seats by 1.

References

  1. ^ "Hull's 107th Lord Mayor Steve Wilson takes the chains". Hull News. Hull City Council. 23 May 2019. Retrieved 2 June 2019.
  2. ^ "Council wards". Hull City Council. Archived from the original on 11 March 2008. Retrieved 22 February 2008.
  3. ^ a b "Ward Boundary Changes". Hull City Council. Retrieved 6 June 2018.
  4. ^ a b c d e f "Decision-making structure". Hull City Council. Hull City Council. Retrieved 16 September 2007.
  5. ^ a b "Kingston-upon-Hull seats at a glance". BBC News Online. BBC. Retrieved 7 May 2011.
  6. ^ a b "Kingston upon Hull". Vote 2012. BBC. 4 May 2012. Retrieved 4 May 2012.
  7. ^ a b "Local election results 2014". Hull City Council. 23 May 2014. Retrieved 6 June 2014.
  8. ^ a b "Local elections results 2019 in Hull: Who's been elected in every ward". Hull Daily Mail. 3 May 2019. Retrieved 13 May 2019.
  9. ^ "Hull council election results 2018 - Labour survives scare as Lib Dems make gains". Hull Daily Mail. 4 May 2018. Retrieved 12 May 2018.
  10. ^ "Hull council elections 2016 results: Liberal Democrats prove big winners". Hull Daily Mail. 6 May 2016. Retrieved 7 May 2016.
  11. ^ "Local election results 2015". Hull City Council. 8 May 2015. Retrieved 8 June 2015.
  12. ^ "Kingston-Upon-Hull". Election 2010. BBC. Retrieved 19 November 2011.
  13. ^ "Kingston-Upon-Hull". Elections 2008. BBC. Retrieved 19 November 2011.
  14. ^ "Kingston-Upon-Hull". English local elections 2007. BBC. Retrieved 19 November 2011.
  15. ^ "Local elections: Kingston-Upon-Hull". BBC News. BBC. Retrieved 19 November 2011.
  16. ^ "Kingston-Upon-Hull council". BBC News. BBC. Retrieved 19 November 2011.
  17. ^ "Local elections 2003 council Kingston-Upon-Hull". BBC News. BBC. Retrieved 19 November 2011.
  18. ^ "Local elections 2002 council Kingston-Upon-Hull". BBC News. BBC. Retrieved 19 November 2011.
  19. ^ "Local elections Vote 2000 council Kingston-Upon-Hull". BBC News. BBC. Retrieved 19 November 2011.
  20. ^ "Locals Vote 99 Kingston-Upon-Hull". BBC News. BBC. Retrieved 19 November 2011.

External links

1998 Hull City Council election

The 1998 Hull City Council election took place on 7 May 1998 to elect members of Hull City Council in England. One third of the council was up for election and the Labour party kept overall control of the council.In the run up to the election there was controversy as the local Labour party was suspended by the national party over claims of intimidation, nepotism and membership rigging. This controversy made the Liberal Democrats confident of making gains in the election, with the results bearing this out as Labour lost 4 seats on the council.After the election, the composition of the council was

Labour 53

Liberal Democrat 4

Independent 2

Conservative 1

1999 Hull City Council election

The 1999 Hull City Council election took place on 6 May 1999 to elect members of Hull 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 in the election was 19.4%.The election saw the National Executive Committee of the Labour party monitor the selection of candidates for the party after the infighting that had been taking place locally.After the election, the composition of the council was

Labour 51

Liberal Democrat 4

Independent 4

Conservative 1

2000 Hull City Council election

The 2000 Hull City Council election took place on 4 May 2000 to elect members of Hull City Council in England. One third of the council was up for election and the Labour party kept overall control of the council.For the election the period in which voters were able to vote was extended to 3 days from the normal one day in an effort to increase turnout.After the election, the composition of the council was

Labour 44

Liberal Democrat 10

Independent 4

Conservative 2

2002 Hull City Council election

The 2002 Hull City Council election took place on 2 May 2002 to elect members of Hull City Council in England. The whole council was up for election with boundary changes since the last election in 2000 reducing the number of seats by 1. The Labour party lost overall control of the council to no overall control.

2003 Hull City Council election

The 2003 Hull City Council election took place on 1 May 2003 to elect members of Hull City Council in England. One third of the council was up for election and the council stayed under no overall control.The council had fallen from Labour control in the 2002 election after the Liberal Democrats made big gains. The 2003 election saw controversy over a proposal to demolish 2,500 council houses in Hull, which had seen some Liberal Democrat cabinet members sacked and other councillors leave the party. The results saw Labour make 4 gains to become the largest party on the council once again, which enabled them to form the administration on the council.After the election, the composition of the council was

Labour 28

Liberal Democrat 21

Independent 8

Conservative 2

2004 Hull City Council election

The 2004 Hull City Council election took place on 10 June 2004 to elect members of Hull City Council in England. One third of the council was up for election and the council stayed under no overall control.After the election, the composition of the council was

Labour 27

Liberal Democrat 24

Independent 5

Conservative 2

United Kingdom Independence Party 1

2006 Hull City Council election

The 2006 Hull City Council election took place on 4 May 2006 to elect members of Hull City Council in England. One third of the council was up for election and the council stayed under no overall control. Overall turnout was 27.3%.Before the election in April 2006 the national Labour government removed their "statutory direction" of the council which had been put in place in 2003 after inspectors criticised the performance of the council. The council was now described as having made adequate progress, but the opposition Liberal Democrats criticised the timing of the announcement during the campaign for the local elections.The results saw the Liberal Democrats become the largest party on the council after gaining 4 seats including defeating the Labour Lord Mayor, Bryan Bradley. However immediately after the election they were not confident they would be able to get enough support from other parties to take control from Labour. Following the election the 2 Liberal and 3 of the various independent councillors met with the Labour leader of the council to discuss supporting them as they preferred Labour to the Liberal Democrats. However it was reported that regional Labour party officials told the party to go into opposition raising the possibility that neither party would form the administration.At the council meeting on 18 May the Liberal Democrats managed to get elected into power by one vote after receiving the support of 4 councillors from other groups, including the former Labour leader of the council Colin Inglis. He had promised to oppose Labour forming the administration if 2 of the councillors who had been involved in removing him as leader were part of any Labour cabinet.After the election, the composition of the council was

Liberal Democrat 26

Labour 25

Conservative 2

Hull Independents 2

Independent 2

Liberal Party 2

2007 Hull City Council election

The 2007 Hull City Council election took place on 3 May 2007 to elect members of Hull City Council in England. One third of the council was up for election and the Liberal Democrats gained overall control of the council from no overall control. Overall turnout was 27%.After the election, the composition of the council was

Liberal Democrat 30

Labour 20

Independent 7

Conservative 2

2008 Hull City Council election

The 2008 Hull City Council election took place on 1 May 2008 to elect members of Hull City Council in England. One third of the council was up for election and the Liberal Democrats retained control of the council with an increased majority from a situation of ruling under no overall control.After the election, the composition of the council was

Liberal Democrat 33

Labour 19

N.E.W. Hull Independent 3

Conservative 2

Independent 1

Non-aligned 1

2010 Hull City Council election

The 2010 Hull City Council election took place on 6 May 2010 to elect members of Hull City Council in England. One third of the council was up for election and Liberal Democrats retained control of the council.After the election, the composition of the council was

Liberal Democrat 33

Labour 22

Conservative 2

Independent 2

2011 Hull City Council election

The 2011 Hull City Council election took place on 5 May 2011 to elect members of Hull City Council in England. One third of the council was up for election and Labour gained control of the council from the Liberal Democrats.After the election, the composition of the council was

Labour 34

Liberal Democrat 22

Conservative 2

Independent 1

2012 Hull City Council election

The 2012 Hull City Council election took place on 3 May 2012 to elect members of Hull City Council in England. This was held on the same day as other 2012 United Kingdom local elections. One third of the council was up for election and Labour retained control of the council with an increased majority.

2014 Hull City Council election

The 2014 Hull City Council election took place on 22 May 2014 to elect members of Hull City Council in England. One third of the council was up for election and Labour retained control of the council.

A total of 46,205 people voted from a registered electorate of 167,336. Turnout was therefore 27.6%

After the election, the composition of the council was

Labour 39

Liberal Democrat 15

Conservative 2

Independent 2

UK Independence 1

2015 Hull City Council election

The 2015 Hull City Council election took place on 7 May 2015 to elect members of Hull City Council in England. This was on the same day as other local elections.

One third of the council was up for election and Labour retained control of the council.

After the election, the composition of the council was

Labour 40

Liberal Democrat 15

Conservative 2

Hull Red Labour 1

UK Independence 1

Hull City Council elections

Kingston upon Hull is a unitary authority in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. Until 1 April 1996 it was a non-metropolitan district in Humberside.

A third of the Council is elected each year with no election every four years. Since the boundary changes in 2002 until 2018, 59 councillors are elected from 23 wards with each ward electing either 2 or 3 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.Due to boundary changes every ward and every council seat were up for election on 3 May 2018, new wards "East Carr" and "West Carr" replace East Bransholme and West Bransholme and include part of Sutton Park estate too. Labour, Lib Dems and Conservatives are standing candidates for every seat, Green Party have 9 standing and UKIP only two.

List of schools in Hull

This is a list of schools in Kingston upon Hull in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England.

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