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Meet your councillors

Following the local elections in May 2023, Labour has taken control of Middlesbrough Council, with newly-elected mayor Chris Cooke leading 24 of his party's councillors.

The full political makeup of the council is now:

  • Labour - 24
  • MICA - 12
  • Conservative - 4
  • Independent - 2
  • Liberal Democrat - 2
  • Marton East Independent Group - 2

Executive

Executive members are councillors who have responsibility for one of the council's departments. They are responsible for sharing information, working closely with staff, and looking at how to deal with problems.

Mayor and executive member for adult social care and public health

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Deputy mayor and executive member for education and culture

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Executive member for children's services

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Executive member for community safety

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Cllr Janet Thompson

Cllr Janet Thompson (Labour)

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Executive member for environment

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Councillor Peter Gavigan

Cllr Peter Gavigan (Labour)

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Executive member for finance and governance

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Executive member for regeneration

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Ward councillors

Councillors work on behalf of the people living in the ward they represent. They represent residents and their views in decision-making, and work with both the council and residents to improve the area and deal with problems.

You can find the councillors for your area below. If you're not sure which ward you live in, you can check on the find my councillor page using your postcode.

Acklam

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Cllr Sheila Dean

Cllr Sheila Dean (Labour)

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Cllr Tom Livingstone

Cllr Tom Livingstone (Liberal Democrat)

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Ayresome

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Cllr Janet Thompson

Cllr Janet Thompson (Labour)

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Councillor J Young

Cllr Jacqueline Young (Independent)

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Berwick Hills and Pallister

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Cllr Ian Blades
Cllr Julia Cooke
Councillor Donna Jones

Cllr Donna Jones (Middlesbrough Independent Councillors Association)

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Brambles and Thorntree

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Councillor Jack Banks
Councillor Stella Tranter

Cllr Stella Tranter (Labour)

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Cllr Graham Wilson

Cllr Graham Wilson (Middlesbrough Independent Councillors Association)

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Central

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Coulby Newham

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Cllr David Branson

Cllr David Branson (Labour)

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Cllr Luke Mason

Cllr Luke Mason (Conservative)

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Councillor Jo Nicholson

Hemlington

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Kader

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Cllr Jim Platt

Cllr Jim Platt (Middlesbrough Independent Councillors Association)

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Cllr Sharon Platt

Cllr Sharon Platt (Middlesbrough Independent Councillors Association)

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Ladgate

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Cllr Tony Grainge

Cllr Tony Grainge (Middlesbrough Independent Councillors Association)

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Cllr Luke Hurst

Cllr Luke Hurst (Conservative)

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Linthorpe

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Longlands and Beechwood

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Councillor Peter Gavigan

Cllr Peter Gavigan (Labour)

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Cllr Joan McTigue

Cllr Joan McTigue (Independent)

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Cllr Mary Nugent

Marton East

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Cllr Dorothy Davison

Cllr Dorothy Davison (Middlesbrough Independent Councillors Association)

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Cllr Jason McConnell

Cllr Jason McConnell (Middlesbrough Independent Councillors Association)

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Marton West

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Cllr David Jackson

Cllr David Jackson (Middlesbrough Independent Councillors Association)

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Cllr Ian Morrish

Cllr Ian Morrish (Middlesbrough Independent Councillors Association)

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Newport

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North Ormesby

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Nunthorpe

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Cllr Morgan McClintock

Cllr Morgan McClintock (Liberal Democrat)

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Cllr Mieka Smiles

Cllr Mieka Smiles (Conservative)

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Park

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Park End and Beckfield

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Cllr Stephen Hill

Cllr Stephen Hill (Middlesbrough Independent Councillors Association)

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Cllr Brian Hubbard

Cllr Brian Hubbard (Middlesbrough Independent Councillors Association)

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Cllr Mick Saunders

Cllr Mick Saunders (Middlesbrough Independent Councillors Association)

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Stainton and Thornton

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Cllr David Coupe

Cllr David Coupe (Conservative)

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Trimdon

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Cllr Christine Cooper

Cllr Christine Cooper (Middlesbrough Independent Councillors Association)

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Cllr Dennis McCabe

Cllr Dennis McCabe (Middlesbrough Independent Councillors Association)

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Committees

Positions on committees, including scrutiny, planning, and licensing, were decided at the council meeting on 24 May. You can watch a video of the meeting on the Middlesbrough Council Facebook page.