Barking and Dagenham London Borough Council

Barking and Dagenham London Borough Council is the local authority for the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham in Greater London, England. It is a London borough council, one of 32 in London, the capital of the United Kingdom. It provides a broad range of local government services including Council Tax billing, libraries, social services, processing planning applications, waste collection and disposal, and it is a local education authority. Barking and Dagenham is divided into 17 wards, each electing three councillors. At the May 2022 election, the Labour Party won all 51 seats, for the fourth election in a row. The council was created by the London Government Act 1963 as the Barking London Borough Council and replaced two local authorities: Barking Borough Council and Dagenham Borough Council. The council was renamed on 1 January 1980. The next election to the authority will be in 2026.

Barking and Dagenham Council
Whole council elected every four years
Council logo
Founded1 April 1965
Preceded byBarking Borough Council
Dagenham Borough Council
New session started
17 May 2013 (Municipal year 2013/2014)
Mayor of Barking & Dagenham
Edna Fergus, Labour
since 27 April 2021
Leader of the Council
Darren Rodwell, Labour
since 17 May 2014
Chief executive
Chris Naylor
since 26 November 2014
Seats51 councillors in 17 wards of 3 councillors per ward.
Barking and Dagenham Council composition
Political groups
Administration (51)
  Labour (51)
Opposition (0)
Joint committees
East London Waste Authority
Thames Chase Joint Committee
Thames Gateway London Partnership
London Councils
Last election
5 May 2022
Next election
7 May 2026
Meeting place
Barking Town Hall
Council Website
The Council Constitution

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