Salisbury (district)

Salisbury (district)

Salisbury is a local government district in Wiltshire, England. It was formed in 1974. Its main town is the city of Salisbury.

There is no authority called "Salisbury City Council". The City of Salisbury, only one-sixtieth of the area of the district, is unparished; since 1974 its dignity & privileges have been vested in Charter Trustees.

The district was formed on April 1, 1974, under the Local Government Act 1972, as a merger of the previous municipal boroughs of New Sarum (Salisbury) and Wilton, along with Amesbury Rural District, Mere and Tisbury Rural District and Salisbury and Wilton Rural District.

On 25th July 2007 the Department for Communities and Local Government announced that the district will be abolished as part of the 2009 structural changes to local government in England.

Political control

Control of the authority shifted in the elections of May 2007 from Conservative to no overall control, the current administration being formed by a coalition of Liberal Democrat and Labour councillors. Representation on the council is as follows:

Conservative: 22

Liberal Democrat: 19
Labour: 10
Independent: 4

Previous political control of the Council is as follows (see BBC pages [] )

1976-1979 NOC (No Overall Control)
1979-1983 NOC
1983-1987 NOC
1987-1991 Conservative
1991-1995 Conservative
1995-1999 Liberal Democrat
1999-2003 NOC
2003-2007 Conservative


*Alderbury, Amesbury
*Broad Chalke, Bulford
*Donhead, Downton, Durrington
*Salisbury, Shrewton
*Tilshead, Tisbury
*West Grimstead
*Wilton, Winterslow


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