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This page contains details of the political leadership of the Council, cabinet members, portfolios, political make-up of the Council the current Civic Mayor and a list of newly elected Councillors. For the complete list of all councillors please use the link below to the external site.

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2015 / 2016

Leadership

  • Leader of the Council - Councillor Michael Connolly - Labour
  • Deputy Leader of the Council - Councillor Rishi Shori - Labour

Cabinet Portfolios and Members

  • Business Engagement and Regeneration - Councillor Mike Connolly - Labour
  • Member Finance and Housing - Councillor Rishi Shori - Labour
  • Communities - Councillor Jane Lewis - Labour
  • Resource and Regulation - Councillor Sandra Walmsley - Labour
  • Environment - Councillor Tony Isherwood - Labour
  • Children and Young People - Councillor Paddy Heneghan - Labour
  • Health and Wellbeing - Councillor Andrea Simpson -Labour

Deputy Cabinet Members

  • Families and Culture - Councillor Eamon O'Brien - Labour
  • Finance and Housing - Councillor Jane Black - Labour 
  • Communities - Councillor Judith Kelly - Labour
  • Health and Wellbeing - Councillor Tamoor Tariq - Labour

Opposition Groups

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

Mayor of Bury 2015/16

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

Deputy Mayor and Mayoress

  • Councillor Michelle Wiseman 
  • Miss D Wiseman

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: 34 Councillors
  • Conservative: 12 Councillors
  • Liberal Democrat: 2 Councillor
  • Green: 1 Councillor
  • Independent: 2 Councillor

Councillors elected on 7 May 2015

  • Besses Ward - Councillor Alan Matthews - Labour
  • Church Ward - Councillor Jackie Harris - Conservative
  • East Ward - Councillor Mike Connolly - Labour
  • Elton Ward - Councillor  Michael Hankey - Conservative
  • Holyrood Ward - Councillor Mary D'Albert - Liberal
  • Moorside Ward - Councillor Sarah Southworth - Labour
  • North Manor Ward - Councillor Khalid Hussain - Conservative
  • Pilkington Park Ward - Councillor Bob Caserta - Conservative
  • Radcliffe East Ward - Councillor Catherine Preston  - Labour
  • Radcliffe North Ward - Councillor Jamie Walker - Labour
  • Radcliffe West Ward - Councillor Rachel Skillen - Labour
  • Ramsbottom Ward - Councillor Robert Hodkinson  - Conservative
  • Redvales Ward - Councillor Judith Kelly - Labour
  • Sedgley Ward - Councillor Michael James - Labour
  • St Mary's Ward - Councillor Noel Bayley  - Labour
  • Tottington Ward - Councillor Yvonne Wright  - Conservative
  • Unsworth Ward - Councillor Joan Grimshaw - Labour