Councillor information, meetings and decisions

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

This is the current position:

  • Bury is a Labour Party controlled Council
  • There are three seats in each of the seventeen wards
  • There are 51 seats on the Council:
    • Labour: 28 Councillors
    • Conservative: 12 Councillors
    • Radcliffe First: 8 Councillors
    • Liberal Democrat: 1 Councillors
    • Independent: 2 Councillor


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

Council opposition groups

  • Conservative Group Leader - Councillor Russell Bernstein
  • Conservative Deputy Leader - Councillor Jo Lancaster
  • Radcliffe First Group Leader - Councillor Mike Smith
  • Radcliffe First Deputy Leader - Councillor Birchmore

Cabinet portfolios and members

  • Leader, Strategic Growth - Councillor Eamonn O'Brien
  • Health and Wellbeing - Councillor Tamoor Tariq
  • Children and Young People - Councillor Lucy Smith
  • Environment, Climate Change and Operations - Councillor Alan Quinn
  • Finance and Communities - Councillor Richard Gold
  • Culture and Economy - Councillor Charlotte Morris
  • Corporate Affairs and HR - Councillor Tahir Rafiq
  • Housing Services - Councillor C Cummins

Deputy Cabinet members

  • Children and Young People Services - Councillor Debbie Quinn and Councillor Sean Thorpe
  • Communities - Councillor Ummrana Farooq
  • Health and Wellbeing - Councillor Tom Pilkington and Councillor Nathan Boroda
  • Environment,  Climate Change and Operations - Councillor Kevin Peel 
  • Corporate Affairs and HR - Councillor J Grimshaw and Councillor Eliot Moss

Shadow Cabinet

  • Leader, Finance, Strategic Growth, Corporate Core and HR- Councillor Russell Bernstein
  • Deputy Leader, Environment, Highways and Operations - Councillor Jo Lancaster
  • Health and Wellbeing - Councillor Roger Brown
  • Culture and Economy - Councillor Liam James Dean
  • Children, Young People and Skills - Councillor Luis McBriar
  • Communities - Councillor Dene Vernon
  • Housing - Councillor Khalid Hussain

Mayor of Bury

  • Councillor Shaheena Haroon
  • Councillor Ayisha Arif (Mayoress)
  • Mr Rajah Haroon Khan (Mayor's Consort)

Deputy Mayor

  • Councillor Sandra Walmsley
  • Mr James Bentley

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