Councillor information

Your councillors

Bury Council has 51 elected councillors. The council is responsible for appointing the Leader of the Council. You can find the contact details of your councillors below.

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Political make-up of the Council

After the local elections 2019 (and later updated March 2021):

  • 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: 28 Councillors
  • Conservative: 15 Councillors
  • Liberal Democrat: 4 Councillors
  • Radcliffe First: 2 Councillors
  • Independent: 1 Councillor
  • Not specified: 1 Councillor


  • Leader of the Council - Councillor Eamonn O'Brien (Labour)
  • Deputy Leader - Councillor Tamoor Tariq (Labour)
  • First Deputy - Councillor Andrea Simpson (Labour)

Council opposition groups

  • Conservative Group Leader - Councillor Nicholas Jones
  • Conservative Deputy Leader - Councillor Paul Cropper
  • Liberal Democrat Group Leader - Councillor Michael Powell
  • Liberal Democrat Deputy Leader - Councillor Cristina Tegolo
  • Radcliffe First Group Leader - Councillor James Mason
  • Radcliffe First Deputy Leader - Councillor Mike Smith

Cabinet portfolios and members

  • Finance and Growth - Councillor Eamonn O'Brien
  • Children, Young People and Skills - Councillor Tamoor Tariq
  • Health and Wellbeing - Councillor Andrea Simpson
  • Environment and Climate Change - Councillor Alan Quinn
  • Communities and Emergency Planning - Councillor David Jones
  • Transport and Infrastructure - Councillor Lucy Smith
  • Cultural Economy - Councillor Jane Black
  • Corporate Affairs and HR - Councillor Tahir Rafiq
  • Housing Services - Councillor C Cummins

Deputy Cabinet members

  • Finance and Growth (and Ramsbottom Town Plan) - Councillor K Thomas
  • Children Services (and Radcliffe Regeneration) - Councillor R Cathcart
  • Communities and Emergency Planning - Councillor S Haroon
  • Health and Wellbeing -  Councillor C Walsh and Councillor C Morris (Lead on Public Health)
  • Environment and Climate Change -  Councillor A Cummings and Councillor B Mortenson
  • Housing Services - Councillor Susan Southworth
  • Corporate Affairs and HR - Councillor J Grimshaw
  • Transport and Infrastructure - Councillor R Gold

Shadow Cabinet

  • Leader and Finance and Housing - Councillor Nicholas Jones
  • Deputy Leader and Environment - Councillor Paul Cropper
  • Economic Growth, Skills and Transport - Councillor Roy Walker
  • Health and Wellbeing - Councillor Dorothy Gunther
  • Children and Families - Councillor Sam Hurst
  • Communities - Councillor Dene Vernon
  • Corporate Affairs and HR - Councillor Nicholas Jones

Mayor of Bury

  • Councillor Tim Pickstone
  • Mr Wayne Burrows (Mayor's Consort)

Deputy Mayor

  • Councillor Trevor Holt
  • Mrs Evelyn Holt - (Deputy Mayoress)

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