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Council constitution, political control and councillor information

Information on where you can view the council's constitution, how is the East Riding of Yorkshire Council made up, how many councillors sit on East Riding of Yorkshire Council, how long does a councillor serve, what is the political make-up and who is the leader and deputy leader.  

How is East Riding of Yorkshire Council made up?

East Riding of Yorkshire Council is a unitary authority which means that all local council services are provided by the same council. This is different to other parts of the country where responsibility is shared between a county council and a local district or borough council.

The East Riding is divided into 26 wards, each of which is represented by one or more councillors (also known as members).

How many councillors sit on East Riding of Yorkshire Council?

East Riding of Yorkshire Council consists of 67 councillors, representing the 26 wards in the area and are elected by residents of the East Riding.

Please visit the councillor finder to find out how to contact a ward councillor.

How long does a councillor serve?

Councillors sitting on East Riding of Yorkshire Council are elected by residents of the East Riding for a term of four years. Unlike some other areas, we elect all 67 of our councillors at the same time.

What is the political make-up of the council and which party holds political control?

As can be seen from the table below, the Conservative Group holds political control at East Riding of Yorkshire Council.

Political make-up of the council


 Political Group  Number of Councillors
Conservative Group 48
Independent 7
Liberal Democrat Group 9
Yorkshire Party 2
 Other  1
Total 67 

Who is the Leader and Deputy Leader of the council?

The Leader of the council is Councillor Richard Burton.

The Deputy Leader of the council is Councillor Jonathan Owen.

What are the political groups that make up East Riding of Yorkshire Council and who are leaders of these groups? 

The following political groups make up East Riding of Yorkshire Council: 

Conservative Group

Councillor Burton is leader of the group.

Independent Group

Councillor Jefferson is leader of the group.

Liberal Democrat Group

Councillor Nolan is leader of the group.

Yorkshire Group

Councillor A Walker is leader of the group.

Please contact the relevant political group office if you require any more information.