High Peak Borough Council

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High Peak Borough Council
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Type
Type
Leadership
Executive
  Labour
Leader
Cllr Anthony McKeown, Labour
Deputy Leader
Cllr Damien Greenhalgh, Labour
Mayor
Cllr Ed Kelly
Chief Executive
Simon Baker
Structure
Seats43
Political groups
  Labour

  Conservatives
  Liberal Democrats

  Independent
Elections
First past the post
Last election
2 May 2019
Next election
4 May 2023
Meeting place
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Town Hall,
Buxton,
Derbyshire,
SK17 6EL

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Municipal Buildings,
Glossop,
Derbyshire,
SK13 8AF

Full Council meetings are held at Chapel-en-le-Frith Town Hall.
Website
http://www.highpeak.gov.uk
Footnotes
The council meeting places have changed due to the closure and sale of the council's former base at Chinley [1]

High Peak Borough Council is the local authority for High Peak, a borough of Derbyshire, England. It forms part of the two-tier system of local government for High Peak, alongside Derbyshire County Council. The administrative base of High Peak Borough Council is split between sites in the towns of Buxton and Glossop. Full council meetings are usually held in Buxton. The whole council is elected once every four years. As of May 2019 the council is controlled by the Labour party.

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In February 2008, the council formed a strategic alliance with the neighbouring Staffordshire Moorlands District Council, an arrangement where both councils share a number of services and staff to keep costs as low as possible. [2]

History

The High Peak Borough Council was formed on 1 April 1974 by absorbing the municipal boroughs of Buxton and Glossop, the urban districts of New Mills and Whaley Bridge and the rural district of Chapel-en-le-Frith, all of which had previously been in the administrative county of Derbyshire, as well as the rural district of Tintwistle which had been in the administrative county of Cheshire.

At the May 2011 election the Conservative Party lost overall control of the council and it became No overall control, with the Labour Party having the largest number of seats but being short of a majority.

Shortly after taking office in 2007, the Conservative Party implemented a number of policies including contracting out the refuse and recycling services. The contract began in August 2008, and was continued by the succeeding Labour administration.

In June 2009, the ruling Conservative administration took the decision to dispose of the former council headquarters in Chinley, which also housed the location of full council meetings. The Council said that disposal of the site would save £200,000 per year. [3] The site has now been sold.

Administration

The Council, made up of 43 councillors, is currently controlled by the Conservatives, which won 23 seats at the 2015 local election. [4]

Political partySeats
Conservatives 23
Labour 17
Liberal Democrats and Independent Alliance 3 (2 Lib Dems, 1 Ind)

Leader

At the 2015 local election, Tony Ashton became the Leader of High Peak Borough Council and Tony Kemp became the Deputy Leader, after the Conservative Party gained control with a majority of 3.

From 2003 to 2007 the Leader was David Lomax of the Liberal Democrats. In 2007, after the Conservatives gained control of the council, John Faulkner was elected to the post, but he resigned less than a year later and Deputy Leader Tony Ashton took over as Leader.

From 2011 to 2015 the Leader was Caitlin Bisknell, after the Labour Party gained control with a minority administration.

Mayor

The current Mayor is Cllr Ed Kelly, who was elected as Mayor of High Peak for 2019/2020.

Predecessors include:

Executive

At the 2015 election, the Labour Party lost minority control of the council and the Conservative Party became the largest party with 23 seats, gaining a majority of 3. Upon taking control they increased the number of councillors on the executive from four to five.

RoleCouncillor
Leader of the CouncilTony Ashton
Deputy Leader of the Council and
Executive Member for Regeneration
Tony Kemp
Executive Member for HousingJulie McCabe
Executive Member for Corporate ServicesEmily Thrane
Executive Member for Operational ServicesJohn Haken

Electoral wards and councillors

Below is a list of all 43 serving councillors: [5] [6] [7]

WardPolitical PartyCouncillor
Barms Labour Party Rachael QUINN
Blackbrook Conservative Party John KAPPES
Caroline HOWE
Burbage Conservative Party Samantha FLOWER
Buxton Central Labour Party Jean TODD
Matthew STONE
Chapel East Conservative Party Jim PERKINS
Chapel West Conservative Party Kath SIZELAND
Stewart YOUNG
Corbar Conservative Party Clive JOHNSON
Tony KEMP
Cote Heath Conservative Party Linda GROOBY
Colin Boynton
Dinting Conservative Party Jean WHARMBY
Gamesley Labour Party Anthony MCKEOWN
Hadfield North Labour Party Ed KELLY
Hadfield South Labour Party Bob MCKEOWN
Edward SIDDALL
Hayfield Conservative Party Peter EASTER
Hope Valley Conservative Party Sarah HELLIWELL
John WALTON
Howard Town Labour Party Godfrey CLAFF
Damien GREENHALGH
Limestone Peak Conservative Party Daren ROBINS
New Mills East Labour Party Ian HUDDLESTONE
Alan BARROW
New Mills West Labour Party Lance DOWSON
Liberal Democrats Ray ATKINS
Old Glossop Conservative Party Jamie DOUGLAS
Paul HARDY
Padfield Labour Party Nick LONGOS
Sett Conservative Party Tony ASHTON
Simmondley Conservative Party John HAKEN
Julie MCCABE
St John's Conservative Party George WHARMBY
Stone Bench Labour Party David KERR
Fiona SLOMAN
Temple Conservative Party Emily THRANE
Tintwistle Labour Party Pat JENNER
Whaley Bridge Independent John PRITCHARD
Liberal Democrats David LOMAX
Conservative Party Andrew FOX
Whitfield Labour Party Graham OAKLEY

Sources

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