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Watford Borough Council
|Seats||1 executive mayor |
|Plurality voting system|
|2018 United Kingdom local elections|
|Town Hall, Hempstead Road, Watford, WD17 3EX|
Watford Borough Council is the local authority for the Watford non-metropolitan district of England, the United Kingdom. Watford is located in the south-west of Hertfordshire, in the East of England region. The council is based in the town hall on Hempstead Road.
Watford is a town and borough in Hertfordshire, England, 15 miles (24 km) northwest of central London.
Non-metropolitan districts, or colloquially "shire districts", are a type of local government district in England. As created, they are sub-divisions of non-metropolitan counties in a two-tier arrangement.
England is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. It shares land borders with Wales to the west and Scotland to the north. The Irish Sea lies west of England and the Celtic Sea to the southwest. England is separated from continental Europe by the North Sea to the east and the English Channel to the south. The country covers five-eighths of the island of Great Britain, which lies in the North Atlantic, and includes over 100 smaller islands, such as the Isles of Scilly and the Isle of Wight.
The council consists of 36 elected members as well as a directly elected mayor, representing twelve electoral wards following a Boundary Commission review which came into effect in 1999.Each ward returns three councillors to serve four-year terms.
The coat of arms of Watford Borough Council features a fasces.
Fasces is a bound bundle of wooden rods, sometimes including an axe with its blade emerging. The fasces had its origin in the Etruscan civilization and was passed on to ancient Rome, where it symbolized a magistrate's power and jurisdiction. The axe originally associated with the symbol, the Labrys the double-bitted axe, originally from Crete, is one of the oldest symbols of Greek civilization. To the Romans, it was known as a bipennis. Commonly, the symbol was associated with female deities, from prehistoric through historic times.
Watford Borough Council carries out a variety of district council functions including:
Watford Borough Council has 36 councillors and an elected mayor, each of whom is elected for a four-year term to represent the people of Watford.
There are three councillors for each of the 12 wards within Watford.
The mayor is elected by all residents within the Borough.
Peter Taylor of the Liberal Democrats is the elected mayor of Watford.
The Mayor of Watford is the head of the borough council of Watford, Hertfordshire, England. The holder of the position is a directly-elected mayor using the supplementary vote every four years. The current Mayor of Watford is Peter Taylor, who was elected in May 2018 for the Liberal Democrats.
The council is led by the Liberal Democrats, who hold 26 of the 36 seats. The Labour Party comprises the only other group on the council, with 10 councillors in total.
The Labour Party is a centre-left political party in the United Kingdom that has been described as an alliance of social democrats, democratic socialists and trade unionists. The party's platform emphasises greater state intervention, social justice and strengthening workers' rights.
Watford consists of twelve wards.
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