Wyre Council is made up of 55 councillors who are democratically elected by the residents of Wyre every four years to represent the views and opinions of the communities.
Wyre's current Conservative majority council was elected in May 2011 and politically it is made up of
- Conservatives: 38 councillors
- Labour: 14 councillors
- Independent: 2 councillor
- UK Independence Party: 1 councillor
Councillors decide how the council should carry out its various activities. They are responsible for
- deciding how council services are provided,
- ensuring that the services that the council provides are delivered in the most efficient and effective way,
- fixing the rates of council tax and the fees that the council charges for its services
- and determining how the council's money should be spent.
Councillors have a responsibility to help the residents living within the ward in which they have been elected, with any difficulties that the council might be able to resolve and will discuss any concerns or problems relating to Council services and listen to your views on issues that you feel are important. They must also represent the public interest generally as well as individuals within their ward.
Councillors are not paid a salary for their work, but they do receive allowances. All members of the Council are required to complete a Register of Interest form, the details of which are published annually.
Councillors are also required to register any gifts or hospitality they receive in their role as a Councillor on the gifts and hospitality register.
Councillors also have to declare at meetings they attend any financial or significant interest they have on any item being discussed. They may have to withdraw from the meeting whilst the issue is discussed and any such declarations are recorded in the minutes of the meeting.
Ron Shewan - Mayor
Terry Rogers - Deputy Mayor
Ruling Party - Conservative
Peter Gibson - Leader
Pete Murphy - Economy Portfolio Holder
Lynne Bowen - Leisure and Culture Portfolio Holder
Ward: Hambleton & Stalmine-with-Staynall
Roger Berry - Neighbourhood Services Portfolio Holder
Alan Vincent - Resources Portfolio Holder and Deputy Leader
Vivien Taylor - Street Scene Portfolio Holder
Opposition - Labour
Penny Martin - Shadow Leader
Ward: Cleveleys Park
Terry Lees - Shadow Economy Portfolio Holder
Emma Anderton - Shadow Leisure and Culture Portfolio Holder
Paul Treece-Birch - Shadow Resources Portfolio Holder and Deputy Leader
Ruth Duffy - Shadow Street Scene Portfolio Holder