Reading Borough Council

Reading Borough Council is the local authority for the Borough of Reading in the English county of Berkshire. It is a unitary authority, having the powers of a non-metropolitan county and district council combined. Berkshire is purely a ceremonial county, with no administrative responsibilities.

Reading Borough Council
Third of council elected three years out of four
Coat of arms
Council logo
Type
Type
History
Founded1 April 1974
Preceded byThe Council of the Royal County of Berkshire Berkshire County Council
Leadership
Mayor of Reading
Cllr David Stevens, Conservative
since 27 May 2020[1]
Leader of the Council
Cllr Jason Brock[2], Labour
since 22 May 2019
Chief executive
Peter Sloman
since 28 March 2017
Structure
Seats46 councillors
Political groups
Administration
  Labour Party (30)
Other parties
  Conservative Party (10)
  Green Party (4)
  Liberal Democrats (2)
Length of term
4 years
Elections
Plurality-at-large
Last election
2015 (one third of councillors)
2016 (one third of councillors)
2018 (one third of councillors)
Next election
2019 (one third of councillors)
2021 (one third of councillors)
2022 (one third of councillors)
Motto
A Deo et Regina
Meeting place
Reading Civic Centre
Website
www.reading.gov.uk