Stevenage Borough Council

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Stevenage Council
Stevenage Borough Council.svg
Leadership
Mayor
Cllr Jim Brown, Labour
since 2020/21
Leader of the Council
Cllr Sharon Taylor OBE, Labour
Deputy Leader
Cllr Joan Lloyd, Labour
Leader of the Opposition
Cllr Philip Bibby, Conservative
Chief Executive
Matt Partridge
Structure
Seats39 [1]
Political groups
Administration (26)
  Labour (26)
Other parties (12)
  Conservative (7)
  Liberal Democrat (5)
Vacant (1)
Elections
First past the post
Last election
2019
Next election
2021
Website
http://www.stevenage.gov.uk

Stevenage Borough Council (SBC) is the local authority for the Stevenage non-metropolitan district of England, the United Kingdom. Stevenage is located in the north-east of Hertfordshire, in the East of England region.

The Council consists of 39 elected members, representing thirteen electoral wards; each of the wards elects three councillors. Youth representatives from Stevenage Youth Council and the elected Stevenage Youth Mayor also attend Stevenage Borough Council meetings in a non-voting role. [2] [3]

The Council is currently controlled by the Labour Party, who hold 27 of the 39 seats. Labour have controlled the council continuously since its creation as a non-metropolitan district in 1973. The Conservative Group hold 7 seats and Liberal Democrat Group hold 5 seats. The Leader of the Labour Group and the Council is Councillor Sharon Taylor with the Conservative Group becoming the main opposition group in the 2015 local election after the Labour Group lost 3 councillors to the Conservative Party. [4]

Composition

PartyCouncillorsChange
(2018/19)
20142015201620182019
Labour 3330292627+1
Conservative 3(6)(7)(9)(7)-2
Liberal Democrats (3)3345+1
Total3939393939
Key: Bold: Leading Group, (bracket): Main Opposition Group
Source: [5]

Wards

Stevenage consists of thirteen wards.

Arms

Coat of arms of Stevenage Borough Council
Notes
Originally granted to Stevenage Urban District Council on 10 March 1958.
Crest
Out of a crown palisado Or a demi hart Proper its sinister fore leg resting upon a cogwheel Gold.
Escutcheon
Argent on a mount in base point Vert an oak tree eradicated Proper fructed Or transfixed with a sword in bend sinister point downward also Proper hilt and pommel also Or and over all a fess Gules charged with six mullets of six points Gold.
Motto
The Heart Of A Town Lies In Its People. [6]

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References

  1. https://www.stevenage.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/political-makeup
  2. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-18235510
  3. http://www.stevenage.gov.uk/about-stevenage/66910/
  4. http://www.stevenage.gov.uk/about-the-council/elections-and-voting/139389
  5. http://www.stevenage.gov.uk/about-the-council/councillors-and-democracy/local-councillors
  6. "East of England Region". Civic Heraldry of England. Retrieved 9 March 2021.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)