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Council constitution

Political make-up of the Council

  • Bury is a Labour Party controlled Council
  • There are 51 seats on the Council
  • There are three seats in each of the seventeen wards
  • Labour: 32 Councillors
  • Conservative: 16 Councillors
  • Liberal Democrat: 3 Councillors


  • Leader of the Council - Councillor Rishi Shori (Labour)
  • Deputy Leader of the Council - Councillor Jane Lewis (Labour)

Cabinet Portfolios and Members

  • Business Engagement and Regeneration - Councillor Rishi Shori (Labour)
  • Finance and Human Resources - Councillor Jane Lewis (Labour)
  • Health and Wellbeing - Councillor Trevor Holt (Labour)
  • Children and Families - Councillor Sharon Briggs (Labour)
  • Communities - Councillor Tamoor Tariq (Labour)
  • Environment - Councillor Alan Quinn (Labour)
  • Strategic Housing and Support Services - Councillor Sandra Walmsley (Labour)
  • Member without Portfolio - Councillor Iain Gartside (Conservative)
  • Member without Portfolio - Councillor Tim Pickstone (Liberal Democrat)

Deputy Cabinet Members

  • Children and Families - Councillor Eamonn O'Brien (Labour)
  • Communities - Councillor Annette McKay (Labour)
  • Health and Wellbeing - Councillor Catherine Preston / Councillor Sarah Southworth
  • Environment - Councillor Tony Cummings
  • Strategic Housing and Support Services - Councillor Nick Parnell

Council Opposition Groups

  • Conservative Group Leader - Councillor James Daly
  • Conservative Deputy Leader - Councillor Michael Hankey
  • Liberal Democrat Group Leader - Councillor Tim Pickstone
  • Liberal Democrat Group Leader - Councillor Mary D'Albert

Mayor of Bury

  • Councillor Michael Connolly
  • Mr Ian Hargreaves (Mayor's Consort)

Deputy Mayor and Mayoress

  • Councillor Stella Smith
  • Mr John Smith ( Deputy Mayor's Consort)