Councillor information and council meetings

Your councillors

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

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Alternatively, ward and contact details can be found in:pdf icon Know your Councillor - details of Councillors and the wards they represent [5Mb].

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You can use our online form below to ask a question of any or all of the Councillors representing the Ward of your choice. Simply give your name and email address, select your ward, and choose any or all of the Councillors you want the question to go to. Then enter your question.

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Council constitution

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: 32 Councillors
  • Conservative: 16 Councillors
  • Liberal Democrat: 3 Councillors


  • Leader of the Council - Councillor Rishi Shori (Labour)
  • Deputy Leader - Councillor Andrea Simpson (Labour)

Cabinet Portfolios and Members

  • Economic Growth and Human Resources - Councillor Rishi Shori (Labour)
  • Children and Families - Councillor Sharon Briggs (Labour)
  • Communities - Councillor Tamoor Tariq (Labour)
  • Environment - Councillor Alan Quinn (Labour)
  • Health and Wellbeing - Councillor Andrea Simpson (Labour)
  • Finance and Housing - Councillor Eamonn O'Brien (Labour)
  • Corporate Affairs and Regulatory Services - Councillor Judith Kelly (Labour)

Deputy Cabinet Members

  • Children and Families - Councillor Rhyse Cathcart (Labour)
  • Communities - Councillor Jamie Walker (Labour)
  • Health and Wellbeing - Councillor Catherine Preston (Labour)
  • Environment - Councillor Tony Cummings (Labour)

Council Opposition Groups

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

Shadow Cabinet

  • Children, Young People and Culture - Councillor Michael Hankey (Conservative)
  • Resource and Regulation - Councillor James Daly (Conservative)
  • Health and Wellbeing - Councillor Roy Walker (Conservative)
  • Communities - Councillor Susan Nuttall (Conservative)
  • Environment - Councillor Robert Hodkinson (Conservative)

Mayor of Bury

  • Councillor Dorothy Gunther
  • Mr Michael Gunther (Mayor's Consort)

Deputy Mayor

  • Councillor Michael Connolly
  • Mr Ian Hargreaves (Deputy Mayor's Consort)


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