High Peak Borough Council
High Peak Borough Council
Cllr Anthony McKeown,
Cllr Damien Greenhalgh,
Cllr Ed Kelly
|4 May 2023|
Full Council meetings are held at
|The council meeting places have changed due to the closure and sale of the council's former base at |
High Peak Borough Council is the
In February 2008, the council formed a strategic alliance with the neighbouring
The High Peak Borough Council was formed on 1 April 1974 by absorbing the
At the May 2011 election the
Shortly after taking office in 2007, the Conservative Party implemented a number of policies including contracting out the refuse and recycling services. The contract began in August 2008, and was continued by the succeeding Labour administration.
In June 2009, the ruling Conservative administration took the decision to dispose of the former council headquarters in Chinley, which also housed the location of full council meetings. The Council said that disposal of the site would save £200,000 per year. The site has now been sold.
At the 2019 local election, the Labour Party gained 5 seats and took control with a majority of 6. Cllr Anthony McKeown became the Leader of the Council and Cllr Damien Greenhalgh became the Deputy Leader of the Council.
At the 2019 election, the Conservative Party lost its majority control of the council and the Labour and Co-operative Party became the largest party with 22 seats, gaining a majority of 6. The Executive's membership including the Leader and Deputy Leader remained at five councillors.
|Leader of the Council||Cllr Anthony McKeown|
|Deputy Leader of the Council |
(and Executive Member for Regeneration, Tourism and Leisure)
|Cllr Damien Greenhalgh|
|Executive Member for Housing and Licensing||Cllr Fiona Sloman|
|Executive Member for Finance||Cllr Alan Barrow|
|Executive Member for Climate Change, Environment and Community Safety||Cllr Jean Todd|
From 2003 to 2007 the Leader was David Lomax of the Liberal Democrats. In 2007, after the Conservatives gained control of the council, John Faulkner was elected to the post, but he resigned less than a year later and Deputy Leader Tony Ashton took over as Leader.
From 2011 to 2015 the Leader was Caitlin Bisknell, after the Labour Party gained control with a minority administration.
At the 2015 local election, Tony Ashton became the Leader of High Peak Borough Council and Tony Kemp became the Deputy Leader, after the Conservative Party gained control with a majority of 3.
The current Mayor is Cllr Ed Kelly, who was elected as Mayor of High Peak for 2019/2020.
|Buxton Central||Jean TODD|
|Chapel East||Jim PERKINS|
|Chapel West||Kath SIZELAND|
|Cote Heath||Linda GROOBY|
|Hadfield North||Ed KELLY|
|Hadfield South||Bob MCKEOWN|
|Hope Valley||Charlotte FARREL|
|Howard Town||Rachel ABBOTTS|
|Limestone Peak||Daren ROBINS|
|New Mills East||Ian HUDDLESTONE|
|New Mills West||Lance DOWSON|
|Old Glossop||Jamie DOUGLAS|
|St John's||George WHARMBY|
|Stone Bench||David KERR|
|Whaley Bridge||Kath THOMSON|