St Helens Council

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St Helens Council
Third of council elected three years out of four
StHelensCoatOfArms.svg
Coat of Arms of St Helens
Type
Type
History
Founded1 April 1974
Leadership
Mayor of St Helens
Cllr Janet Johnson, Labour
since 16th May 2019
Leader of the Council
Cllr David Baines, Labour
since 22 May 2019
Chief executive
Michael Palin
since 15th January 2015
Structure
Seats48 councillors
Political groups
Administration
     Labour (37)
Other parties
     Liberal Democrat (4)
     Conservative (3)
     Green (2)
Independent (2)
Joint committees
Liverpool City Region Combined Authority
Merseyside Fire and Rescue Authority
Merseyside Police and Crime Panel
Elections
Multiple member first-past-the-post
Last election
2 May 2019
Next election
7 May 2020
Meeting place
St Helens Town Hall.jpg
St Helens Town Hall
Website
www.sthelens.gov.uk

St Helens Council, also known as St Helens Metropolitan Borough Council is the local authority of the Metropolitan Borough of St Helens in Merseyside. It is a metropolitan district council, one of five in Merseyside and one of 36 in the metropolitan counties of England, and provides the majority of local government services in St Helens. It is a constituent council of Liverpool City Region Combined Authority. [1]

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History

The current local authority was first elected in 1973, a year before formally coming into its powers and prior to the creation of the Metropolitan Borough of St Helens on 1 April 1974. The council gained borough status, entitling it to be known as St Helens Metropolitan Borough Council.

Political control

Since 1973, political control of the council has been held by the following parties: [2]

Party in controlYears
Labour 1973 - 2004
No overall control 2004 - 2010
Labour 2010–present

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References

  1. "Proposal to establish a combined authority for Greater Merseyside" (PDF). Department for Communities and Local Government. November 2013. Retrieved 10 December 2013.
  2. "St Helens". BBC News Online . 19 April 2009. Retrieved 7 May 2010.