Manchester Council Election, 2011
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Elections to Manchester City Council were held on 5 May 2011, along with the United Kingdom Alternative Vote referendum, 2011. One third of the council was up for election, with each successful candidate serving a four-year term of office, expiring in 2015. The Labour Party retained overall control of the council. Manchester City Council is the local government authority for Manchester, a city and metropolitan borough in Greater Manchester, England. It is composed of 96 councillors, three for each of the 32 electoral wards of Manchester. Currently the council is controlled by the Labour Party and is led by Sir Richard Leese. Many, but not all, of the council's staff are based at Manchester Town Hall.