Dacorum Borough Council

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Coordinates: 51°45′07″N 0°20′10″W / 51.752°N 0.336°W / 51.752; -0.336

Dacorum Borough Council
Coat of arms or logo
Allan Lawson
since 28 May 2014
Leader of the Council
Andrew Williams, Conservative
Seats 51
Plurality voting system
Last election
5 May 2011
Meeting place
Dacorum Civic Centre.JPG
Civic Centre, Marlowes, Hemel Hempstead

Dacorum Borough Council is the local authority for the Dacorum non-metropolitan district of England, the United Kingdom. Dacorum is located in the north-west of Hertfordshire, in the East of England region. The Council itself is based in Hemel Hempstead, the largest settlement in the district.

The Council consists of 51 elected councillors, representing twenty-five electoral wards. 14 of the wards elect two councillors each. Six, denoted below, elect three councillors each. Five, also denoted below, elect one.

Composition and elections[edit]

The council consists of 51 elected members; 42 represent the Conservative Party, 7 represent the Liberal Democrats, 1 represent the Labour Party.

Party Councillors Change
Conservative 42 +1
Liberal Democrat 7
Labour 1 -1
Total 51
Source: DBC

One seat is currently vacant.

Election results[edit]

The most recent elections to the borough council were held on 5 May 2011, the results were as follows:

Dacorum Local Election Result 2011
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 43 +1 84% 51% 24,969
  Liberal Democrat 6 0 12% 20% 9,734
  Labour 2 -1 4% 24% 11,449
  Green 0 0 0% 3% 1,658
  Independent 0 0 0% 497
  English Democrats 0 0 0% 195


Dacorum Borough Council uses the Leader and Cabinet model for decision making.[1]


Office Name Term Party
Leader of the Council, Portfolio Holder for Community Leadership and Planning and Regeneration Andrew Williams Conservative
Deputy Leader, Portfolio Holder for Housing Margaret Griffiths Conservative
Portfolio Holder for Environment and Sustainability Julie Laws Conservative
Portfolio Holder for Finance and Resources Nicholas Tiley Conservative
Portfolio Holder for Residents and Regulatory Services Neil Harden Conservative
Cabinet Support Member Brian Ayling 2012- Conservative

Group leaders[edit]

  • Leader of the Conservative Group - Andrew Williams
    • Deputy Leader of the Conservative Group - Margaret Griffiths
  • Leader of the Liberal Democrat Group - Denise Rance
    • Deputy Leader of the Liberal Democrat Group - Lloyd Harris


Dacorum consists of twenty-five wards. Wards electing three members are denoted with asterisks (*). Those electing one member are denoted an obelisk (†).

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