Portsmouth City Council

Last updated on 4 October 2017

Portsmouth City Council is the local authority of the city of Portsmouth, Hampshire, England. It is a unitary authority, having the powers of a non-metropolitan county and district council combined. It provides a full range of local government services including Council Tax billing, libraries, social services, processing planning applications, waste collection and disposal, and it is a local education authority.

Portsmouth City Council
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Houses Unicameral
Term limits
Donna Jones, Con[1]
Since 3 June 2014
Lord Mayor
Ken Ellcome, Con[2]
Since 17 May 2016
Chief Executive
David Williams
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Last election
Thursday 5th of May 2016
Portsmouth City Council Website

Powers and functions

The local authority derives its powers and functions from the Local Government Act 1972 and subsequent legislation. For the purposes of local government, Portsmouth is within a non-metropolitan area of England. As a unitary authority, Portsmouth City Council has the powers and functions of both a non-metropolitan county and district council combined. In its capacity as a district council it is a billing authority collecting Council Tax and business rates, it processes local planning applications, it is responsible for housing, waste collection and environmental health. In its capacity as a unitary council it is a local education authority, responsible for social services, libraries and waste disposal.


List of Portsmouth City Councillors by Ward [3]

Councillor Political Party Ward
Steve Hastings Conservative Baffins
Darren Sanders Liberal Democrat Baffins
Lynne Stagg Liberal Democrat Baffins
Suzy Horton Liberal Democrat Central Southsea
Lee Hunt Liberal Democrat Central Southsea
Phil Smith Liberal Democrat Central Southsea
Stephen Morgan MP Labour Charles Dickens
Paul Godier Non Aligned Independent Charles Dickens
Yahiya Chowdhury Labour Charles Dickens
Alicia Denny UK Independence Party Copnor
Robert New Conservative Copnor
Neill Young Conservative Copnor
Aiden Gray Labour Cosham
Hannah Hockaday Conservative Cosham
Lee Mason Conservative Cosham
Simon Bosher Conservative Drayton & Farlington
Ken Ellcome Conservative Drayton & Farlington
Steve Wemyss Conservative Drayton & Farlington
Jennie Brent Conservative Eastney & Craneswater
Luke Stubbs Conservative Eastney & Craneswater
Matthew Winnington Liberal Democrat Eastney & Craneswater
David Fuller Liberal Democrat Fratton
Dave Ashmore Liberal Democrat Fratton
Julie Swan UK Independence Party Fratton
Frank Jonas Conservative Hilsea
Donna Jones Conservative Hilsea
Scott Harris Conservative Hilsea
Ben Dowling Liberal Democrat Milton
Will Purvis Liberal Democrat Milton
Gerald Vernon-Jackson Liberal Democrat Milton
Leo Madden Liberal Democrat Nelson
Colin Galloway UK Independence Party Nelson
Ian Lyon Conservative Nelson
John Ferrett Non Aligned Independent Paulsgrove
Gemma New Conservative Paulsgrove
Stuart Potter UK Independence Party Paulsgrove
David Tompkins Conservative St Jude
Hugh Mason Liberal Democrat St Jude
Linda Symes Conservative St Jude
Ryan Brent Conservative St Thomas
Sandra Stockdale Liberal Democrat St Thomas
Rob Wood Liberal Democrat St Thomas


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