Southampton City Council

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Southampton City Council is the local authority of the city of Southampton.wikipedia
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Southampton

Southampton, EnglandSouthampton, HampshireCity of Southampton
Southampton City Council is the local authority of the city of Southampton.
Significant employers in the city include Southampton City Council, the University of Southampton, Solent University, Southampton Airport, Ordnance Survey, BBC South, the NHS, Associated British Ports (ABP) and Carnival UK.

2018 Southampton City Council election

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In the 2018 election, both Simon Letts and leader of the Conservative group, Jeremy Moulton, both lost their seats.
Elections to Southampton City Council took place on Thursday 3 May 2018, alongside nationwide local elections, alongside other local elections across the country.

2012 Southampton City Council election

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Since the 2012 council election the Labour party re-took control of the city council, Mark Williams was council leader for a few months and resigned for behaviours that, according to an independent enquiry, "fell below national guidelines of openness and honesty in public life" after attempting to cover up the split of Coxford councillors Don Thomas and Keith Morrell from the Labour party.
The 2012 Southampton Council election took place on Thursday 3 May 2012 to elect members of Southampton City Council in Hampshire, England.

Hampshire

County of SouthamptonHampshire, EnglandCounty of Hampshire
The Local Government Act 1888 established Southampton as a county borough of the county Hampshire, then officially known as the County of Southampton. Local government restructuring with an act in 1973 made the City of Southampton a non-metropolitan district within the Hampshire county.
Southampton City Council, which is a separate Unitary Authority, has 28 Labour, 16 Conservative, 2 Councillors Against the Cuts and 2 Liberal Democrat councillors.

Unitary authorities of England

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It is a unitary authority, having the powers of a non-metropolitan county and district council combined.

Local education authority

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In its capacity as a county council it is a local education authority, responsible for social services, libraries and waste disposal.

Woolston, Southampton

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Before 1920 Woolston was governed as part of the Itchen Urban District, from when it became part of Southampton, which later achieved city status and then became a unitary authority, governed by Southampton City Council.

Alan Whitehead

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The Labour MP for Southampton Test Alan Whitehead supported "remain", whilst Royston Smith the MP for Southampton Itchen supported "leave".
Before becoming an MP, Whitehead was the Leader of Southampton City Council from 1984 to 1992 and a Professor of Public Policy at Southampton Institute.

Royston Smith

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The Labour MP for Southampton Test Alan Whitehead supported "remain", whilst Royston Smith the MP for Southampton Itchen supported "leave".
Smith was previously a councillor on the Southampton City Council.

Southampton Civic Centre

Civic CentreCivic Centre, SouthamptonGuildhall
The Civic Centre in Southampton is the home of Southampton City Council.

2019 Southampton City Council election

2 May 2019Southampton
Elections to Southampton City Council took place on Thursday 2 May 2019, alongside other local elections across the country.

Bargate (ward)

BargateBargate Ward
As part of the size reduction, Southampton City Council had proposed that the ward be renamed Town Ward.

Bevois

Bevois WardBevois Electoral Ward
The name change was proposed by Southampton City Council and the Liberal Democrats, the latter arguing that “the conversion of St Lukes Church to a Sikh temple has removed the sole surviving landmark bearing the former ward name," and that the new name better reflected local community ties.

Executive arrangements

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The council uses a leader and cabinet structure.

South East England Councils

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The council is a member of the South East England Councils association and the 'Key Cities', a lobby group in which it was a founding member in.

Local Government Act 1888

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The Local Government Act 1888 established Southampton as a county borough of the county Hampshire, then officially known as the County of Southampton.

County borough

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The Local Government Act 1888 established Southampton as a county borough of the county Hampshire, then officially known as the County of Southampton.

Non-metropolitan district

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Local government restructuring with an act in 1973 made the City of Southampton a non-metropolitan district within the Hampshire county.

Local Government Commission for England (1992)

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It succeeded Hampshire County Council and became a Unitary Authority in April 1997 due to the 1992 Local Government Act.

No overall control

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From 2000 to 2008 the council was under no overall control of any one party.

2007 Southampton City Council election

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Though the Liberal Democrats supported a minority Conservative administration after the 2007 election, in February 2008 the Lib Dems aligned with the Labour party to set a new budget.

2008 Southampton City Council election

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The subsequent May 2008 election that year saw the Conservatives achieved a majority control of the council.

United Kingdom government austerity programme

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There have been two splits from the party whilst in a majority administration due to the implementation of austerity measures from central government: The two aforementioned Coxford councillors in 2013 who originally called themselves the 'Labour Councillors Against the Cuts' group, and later known as 'Putting People First'; and Redbridge councillor Andrew Pope in 2015, who formed the Southampton Independents.

Southampton Independents

There have been two splits from the party whilst in a majority administration due to the implementation of austerity measures from central government: The two aforementioned Coxford councillors in 2013 who originally called themselves the 'Labour Councillors Against the Cuts' group, and later known as 'Putting People First'; and Redbridge councillor Andrew Pope in 2015, who formed the Southampton Independents.