Newport City Council

Newport City Council (Welsh: Cyngor Dinas Casnewydd) is the governing body for Newport, one of the Principal Areas of Wales. It consists of 50 councillors, who represent the city's 20 wards.

Newport City Council

Cyngor Dinas Casnewydd
Type
Type
Leadership
Mayor of Newport
Cllr Tom Suller[1], Conservative Party
since 28 July 2020
Leader of the Council
Cllr Jane Mudd, Labour Party
since 18 November 2019
Deputy Leader
Cllr Roger Jeavons, Labour
Leader of the Opposition
Cllr Matthew Evans, Conservative
Chief executive
Beverly Owen
Structure
Seats50[2]
Political groups
Administration (30)
  Labour (30)
Opposition (20)
  Conservative (12)
  Newport Independents (4)
  Liberal Democrat (2)
  Independent (1)
  Vacant (1)
Elections
First past the post
First election
4 May 1995
Last election
4 May 2017
Next election
5 May 2022
Motto
"Terra Marique"
"By land and sea"
Meeting place
Newport Civic Centre, Newport, NP20 4UR
Website
www.newport.gov.uk

The council is currently, and has historically been, held by the Labour Party. However from 2008 to 2012 the council was controlled jointly by the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats due to there being no party with an overall majority.

Between 1996 and 2002 the authority was known as Newport County Borough Council.