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About Plymouth City Council

Plymouth is a unitary authority, which means it is responsible for all local services including transport, social care and education. Many of the services we provide are statutory responsibilities and we have identified others as priorities. For example, we have a legal duty to dispose of the city's waste while we are not legally obliged to provide public toilets.


Plymouth City Council has a Labour administration.

  • Labour - 28 seats
  • Conservatives - 26 seats
  • UK Independence Party (UKIP) - 3

A Cabinet is selected by the ruling group. The Cabinet meets in public every four weeks to make key decisions. Each Cabinet member has a special area of responsibility or 'portfolio'. Cabinet members are also given the authority to make detailed decisions that affect their area of responsibility.

The leader and Cabinet make most of the key decisions about how the Council is run and how the budget is allocated.

Document Download Icon Download a list of Cabinet members and their portfolios [2.5MB]

Lord Mayor

The current Lord Mayor is Councillor Dr John Mahony.

Council management

Document Download Icon Download the council structure chart [PDF, 2.1MB]

Vision and priorities

Our vision is for Plymouth to become "one of Europe's finest, most vibrant waterfront cities, where an outstanding quality of life is enjoyed by everyone".

View our current corporate plan.

Budget and spending plans

The Budget Book presents the budgeted spending plans as approved at the full City Council meeting.

Annual Report

Our Annual Report summarises how we have been delivering the Council's priorities for Plymouth over the last year and our plans for 2015/6.

Contact us

If you have any questions, about anything we do, please contact us.