Hertfordshire County Council

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Hertfordshire County Council
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Type
Type
Leadership
Chair of the Council
Cllr Colette Wyatt-Lowe, Conservative
since 24 May 2019
Leader of the Council
Cllr David Williams, Conservative
Chief executive
Owen Mapley
since 12 October 2018
Structure
Seats78 councillors
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Political groups
Administration
  Conservative (50)
Other parties
  Liberal Democrat (18)
  Labour (10)
Joint committees
East of England Local Government Association
Length of term
4 years
Elections
First past the post
Last election
4 May 2017
Meeting place
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County Hall
Pegs Lane
Hertford
Website
www.hertfordshire.gov.uk

Hertfordshire County Council is the upper-tier local authority for the non-metropolitan county of Hertfordshire, in England, the United Kingdom. After the elections in 2017, it consists of 78 councillors, and is controlled by the Conservative Party, which has 50 councillors, versus 19 Liberal Democrats and 9 Labour councillors. It is a member of the East of England Local Government Association.

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Composition

Elections are held every four years, interspersed by three years of elections to the ten district councils in the county.

Conservative candidates represent most of the county's rural areas, and almost all of eastern Hertfordshire is Conservative-controlled. St Albans, Three Rivers and Watford are Liberal Democrat strong areas, whilst Stevenage is Labour's strongest area. All seats in the districts of Broxbourne and East Hertfordshire are represented by Conservative councillors.

Cabinet

The Cabinet consists of the Leader of the Council and other Executive Members. [1]

OfficeNameParty
Leader of the County CouncilDavid Williams Conservative
Deputy LeaderTeresa Heritage Conservative
Executive Member for Resources and PerformanceRalph Sangster Conservative
Executive Member for Community Safety and Waste ManagementTerry Hone Conservative
Executive Member for Education, Libraries and LocalismTerry Douris Conservative
Executive Member for Growth, Infrastructure, Planning and the EconomyDerrick Ashley Conservative
Executive Member for Highways and the EnvironmentPhil Bibby Conservative
Executive Member for Children, Young People and FamiliesTeresa Heritage Conservative
Executive Member for Adult Care and HealthRichard Roberts Conservative
Executive Member for Public Health and PreventionTim Hutchings Conservative

Council history

YearControl
1973 No overall control
1977 Conservative
1981 Conservative
1985 No overall control
1989 Conservative
1993 No overall control
1997 No overall control
2001 Conservative
2005 Conservative
2009 Conservative
2013 Conservative
2017 Conservative

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