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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.

You can also use the links on the right of the page to ask your Councillor a question, view the Council Constitution and download a 'Know your Councillor' poster.

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2015 / 2016


  • Leader of the Council - Councillor M Connolly
  • Deputy Leader of the Council - Councillor R Shori

Cabinet Portfolios and Members

  • Business Engagement and Regeneration - Councillor M Connolly
  • Member Finance and Housing - Councillor R Shori
  • Communities - Councillor J Lewis
  • Resource and Regulation - Councillor S Walmsley
  • Environment - Councillor A Isherwood
  • Children and Young People - Councillor P Hennigan
  • Health and Wellbeing - Councillor A Simpson

Deputy Cabinet Members

  • Families and Culture - Councillor E O'Brien
  • Finance and Housing - Councillor J Black
  • Communities - Councillor J Kelly
  • Health and Wellbeing - Councillor T Tariq

Opposition Leadership

  • Opposition Leader - Councillor I Gartside
  • Opposition Deputy Leader - Councillor J Daly

Mayor of Bury 2015/16

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

Deputy Mayor and Mayoress

  • Councillor M 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: 35 Councillors
  • Conservative: 12 Councillors
  • Liberal Democrat: 2 Councillor
  • Independent: 2 Councillors

Councillors elected on 7 May 2015

  • Besses Ward - Councillor A Matthews
  • Church Ward - Councillor J Harris
  • East Ward - Councillor M Connolly
  • Elton Ward - Councillor  M Hankey
  • Holyrood Ward - Councillor M D'Albert
  • Moorside Ward - Councillor S Southworth
  • North Manor Ward - Councillor K Hussain
  • Pilkington Park Ward - Councillor B Caserta
  • Radcliffe East Ward - Councillor C Preston 
  • Radcliffe North Ward - Councillor J Walker
  • Radcliffe West Ward - Councillor R Skillen
  • Ramsbottom Ward - Councillor R Hodkinson 
  • Redvales Ward - Councillor J Kelly
  • Sedgley Ward - Councillor M James
  • St Mary's Ward - Councillor N Bayley 
  • Tottington Ward - Councillor y Wright 
  • Unsworth Ward - Councillor J Grimshaw 

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Position of Bury in the North West
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