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.

Where can I view East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s Constitution?

The council's constitution can be viewed below:

Council Constitution v23 (pdf 2.0mb)

File uploaded 24 May 2024.

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?

We have 67 councillors who are elected every 4 years. Councillors are elected to represent a ward and the electorate within their ward area.

Political make-up of the council

Political Group Number of Councillors
Conservative Group Members25
Liberal Democrat Group Members21
Independent Group Members7
Labour Group Members5
Yorkshire Group Members3
Independent/Unaffiliated Members4
Vacancies2
Total67

Who is the Leader and Deputy Leader of the council?

Councillor Anne Handley is the Leader of the council and Councillor Tucker is the Deputy Leader.

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 Anne Handley is the leader of the Conservative Group and the Leader of the Council.

Independent Group

Councillor Barbara Jefferson is the leader of the Independent Group.

Labour Group

Councillor Steve Gallant is the leader of the Labour Group.

Liberal Democrat Group

Councillor Denis Healy is the leader of the Liberal Democrat Group.

Yorkshire Group

Councillor Andy Walker is the leader of the Yorkshire Group.

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

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