// NEWPORT COUNCIL
// NEWPORT CITY COUNCIL IS A UNITARY AUTHORITY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ADMINISTRATION OF ALL AREAS OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT WITHIN A SINGLE TIER FOR A GIVEN AREA. THE COUNCIL WAS FORMED AS A COUNTY BOROUGH IN 1996 AND OBTAINED CITY STATUS IN 2002.
Newport City Council has a managing director and corporate directors who together oversee the delivery of services. The council employs approximately 6454 people (5120 full time equivalent) and has an annual revenue budget of around £300 million.
The Mayor of Newport is elected by order of seniority and holds office for a year while the Leader of the Council is elected annually by the majority group of council members. The leader’s role also includes the role of Chair of Cabinet.
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Other Newport Council facts include:
IT IS THE 8TH LARGEST IN WALES, PROVIDING ALL MAJOR SERVICES SUCH AS EDUCATION, LEISURE, HOUSING, SOCIAL SERVICES, PLANNING AND HIGHWAYS
THERE ARE 48 COUNCILLORS (50 SEATS) - 20 LABOUR, 17 CONSERVATIVE, 9 LIBERAL DEMOCRATS AND 2 INDEPENDENTS