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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Council constitution

Political make-up of the Council

After the local elections 2019:

  • 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: 16 Councillors
  • Liberal Democrat: 4 Councillors
  • Radcliffe First: 2 Councillors
  • Independent: 1 Councillor


  • Leader of the Council - Councillor David Jones (Labour)
  • Deputy Leader - Councillor Andrea Simpson (Labour)

Council opposition groups

  • Conservative Group Leader - Councillor Nicholas Jones
  • Conservative Deputy Leader - Councillor Paul Cropper
  • Liberal Democrat Group Leader - Councillor Tim Pickstone
  • Liberal Democrat Deputy Leader - Councillor Cristina Tegolo

Cabinet portfolios and members

  • Economic Growth, Skills and Transport - Councillor David Jones (Labour)
  • Health and Wellbeing - Councillor Andrea Simpson (Labour)
  • Finance and Housing - Councillor Eamonn O'Brien (Labour)
  • Children and Families - Councillor Tamoor Tariq (Labour)
  • Communities - Councillor Sharon Briggs (Labour)
  • Environment - Councillor Alan Quinn (Labour)
  • Corporate Affairs and HR - Councillor Jane Black (Labour)

Deputy Cabinet members

  • Environment - Councillor Tony Cummings (Labour)
  • Children and Families - Councillor Rhyse Cathcart (Labour)
  • Communities - Councillor R. Gold (Labour)
  • Health and Wellbeing - Councillor Karen Leach (Labour)
  • Economic Regeneration - Councillor Kevin Thomas (Labour)
  • Corporate Affairs and HR - Councillor Joan Grimshaw (Labour)

Shadow Cabinet

  • Economic Growth and Transport - Councillor Nicholas Jones (Conservative)
  • Finance and Housing - Councillor David Silbiger (Conservative)
  • Health and Wellbeing - Councillor Roy Walker (Conservative)
  • Children and Families - Councillor Robert Caserta (Conservative)
  • Communities - Councillor Dorothy Gunther (Conservative)
  • Environment - Councillor Paul Cropper (Conservative)
  • Corporate Affairs and Human Resources - Councillor Ian Schofield (Conservative)

Mayor of Bury

  • Councillor Trevor Holt
  • Mrs Evelyn Holt (Mayoress)

Deputy Mayor

  • Councillor Shaheena Haroon
  • Mr Raja Haroon Khan - (Deputy Mayor's Consort)

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