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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 - Councillor Andrea Simpson (Labour)

Cabinet Portfolios and Members

  • Economic Growth and Human Resources - Councillor Rishi Shori (Labour)
  • Children and Families - Councillor Sharon Briggs (Labour)
  • Communities - Councillor Tamoor Tariq (Labour)
  • Environment - Councillor Alan Quinn (Labour)
  • Health and Wellbeing - Councillor Andrea Simpson (Labour)
  • Finance and Housing - Councillor Eamonn O'Brien (Labour)
  • Corporate Affairs and Regulatory Services - Councillor Judith Kelly (Labour)

Deputy Cabinet Members

  • Children and Families - Councillor Rhyse Cathcart (Labour)
  • Communities - Councillor Jamie Walker (Labour)
  • Health and Wellbeing - Councillor Catherine Preston (Labour)
  • Environment - Councillor Tony Cummings (Labour)

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

Shadow Cabinet

  • Children, Young People and Culture - Councillor Michael Hankey (Conservative)
  • Resource and Regulation - Councillor James Daly (Conservative)
  • Health and Wellbeing - Councillor Roy Walker (Conservative)
  • Communities - Councillor Susan Nuttall (Conservative)
  • Environment - Councillor Robert Hodkinson (Conservative)

Mayor of Bury

  • Councillor Dorothy Gunther
  • Mr Michael Gunther (Mayor's Consort)

Deputy Mayor

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