Surrey County Council is elected every four years and was made in 1889 under the Local Government Act 1888. Since 1965 this council has had one of two statuses as to its body of councillors: no overall political control, or overall Conservative party control.
Its area was significantly altered in 1965, taking much of its north into Greater London and adding an area forming one present district from Middlesex which was dissolved.
Since 1974 all Surrey areas have had district/borough councils providing a second tier of services (see the Local Government Act 1972) replacing Urban Districts and Rural Districts.
Approximately a third of the population elect a further more localised third tier of local government to civil parishes such as Farnham, Claygate and Horley.
Major services provided include social services, minerals strategy and permissions, waste planning and substantial elements of transport (excluding railways) and education. The county has no grammar schools (which tend to have less local authority control) however academies and free schools in the 21st century have been set up in Surrey meaning a lower proportion of schools are run by the authority than in the 20th century.
|Party or group in control||Years|
|No overall control||1993–1997|
The leaders of the council since 1997 have been:
|Nick Skellett||Conservative||1997||23 Jun 2009|
|Andrew Povey||Conservative||23 Jun 2009||11 Oct 2011|
|David Hodge||Conservative||11 Oct 2011||11 Dec 2018|
|Tim Oliver||Conservative||11 Dec 2018|
The number of electoral divisions on Surrey County Council was increased to 76, in time for the 1981 election.
|Social & Liberal Democrats||9|
The number of electoral divisions on Surrey County Council was increased from 76 to 80, in time for the 2005 election.
2009 Surrey County Council election
2013 Surrey County Council election
The number of electoral divisions on Surrey County Council was increased from 80 to 81, in time for the 2013 election.
2017 Surrey County Council election
2021 Surrey County Council election
|Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats||Swing||7.5|
|Liberal Democrats hold||Swing||+2.6|
|Liberal Democrats||Denise Smith||898||36.7||+3.5|
|Liberal Democrats||Vicki Macleod||2802||34.9||+9.3|
|Liberal Democrats||Paul Ronald Cragg||1286||37.3||+2.4|
|Peace||John Hugh Morris||39||1.1||+1.1|
|Conservative||Simon George Stanford Gimson||3602||66.1||+8.4|
|Liberal Democrats||Andrew Howard Barnes||1087||20.0||-2.4|
|Labour||Michael Stanley Jeram||701||12.9||+7.8|
|Conservative||Alan Edward Young||2830|
|Independent||Diane Martine James||1093|
|Liberal Democrats||Richard Ernest Cole||933|
|Labour||Lynda May Macdermott||532|
|Conservative||Linda Stephanie Kemeny||1342||48.8|
|Liberal Democrats||Christina Judith Liddington||1058||38.5|
|Labour||Audrey Janice Worgan||188||6.8|
|Conservative||Keith Francis Witham||2022||53.3|
|Liberal Democrats||Paul Ronald Cragg||1236||32.6|
|Conservative||Ramon John Gray||4190||54.6|
|Weybridge Independents||Peter Michael Harman||1899||24.7|
|Labour||Elinor Mair Jones||967||12.6|
|Residents||Neil Andrew Dallen||591||22.7|
|Liberal Democrats||Julie Anne Morris||588||22.6|
|Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats||Swing|
|UKIP||Peter Alfred Appleford||695||20.4||-17.4|
|Labour||Iain Lochiel Raymond||543||16.0||-4.3|
|Liberal Democrats||Christopher Leslie Bateson||382||11.2||+7.4|
|TUSC||Matthew David Clarke||33||1.0||New|
|Conservative gain from UKIP||Swing|
|Conservative||Robert Wyatt Ramsdale||932||41.1|
|Farnham Residents||Jerry Hyman||754||33.3|
|Liberal Democrats||Joanne Maxwell Aylwin||269||11.9|
|Independent||Mark Edward Westcott||139||6.1|
|UKIP||Paul John Chapman||89||3.9|
|Labour||Fabian Benjamin Wood||77||3.4|
|Independent||Amanda Jayne Boote||1128||49|
|Conservative||Gary William Elson||782||34|
|Liberal Democrats||Ellen Sophie Nicholson||309||13|
|Independent gain from Conservative||Swing|
|Liberal Democrats||Charles Edward Lister||990||40|
|UKIP||Haley Martin Arthur||176||7|
|Labour||Adrian Paul La Porta||263||6|
|Independent gain from Conservative||Swing|
|Liberal Democrats||Harry Boparai||735||35.9||+17.1|
|Reform UK||Rory O'Brien||144||7.0||+2.5|
|Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative||Swing||14.3|
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