Derbyshire County Council
|Derbyshire County Council|
|Type||Non-metropolitan county council of Derbyshire|
|Council Leader||Anne Western, (Lab)|
|Opposition Leader||Andrew Lewer, (Con)|
|Chief Executive||Ian Stevenson|
|Voting system||First Past the Post|
|Last election||2nd May 2013|
|County Hall, Matlock, England|
Derbyshire County Council is the upper-tier local authority for the non-metropolitan county of Derbyshire, England. It has 64 county councillors, one elected for each county division. The council is controlled by the Labour Party, who won control of the council in the 2013 local council elections in May 2013.
The Leader of the Council is Anne Western, and heads a cabinet consisting of five other members – those being Kevin Gillott, Joan Dixon, Dave Allen, Clare Neill, and Brian Ridgway. The six cabinet members each have responsibility for particular functions of the council. The Chief Executive is Nick Hodgson who was appointed in 1997 having served in various positions with the county since 1975. and heads the Council's thousand strong workforce.
The council was first set up under 1889 under the Local Government Act 1888, covering the administrative county. It was reconstituted under the Local Government Act 1972 to cover a different territory. In the 1997, the City of Derby left the area covered by the council becoming a unitary authority, but the city remains part of Derbyshire for ceremonial purposes only. The council originally used a county hall in St. Mary's Gate, Derby which was built in 1660. In 1955 the council moved to the current county hall in Matlock. This newer county hall is in a former hydrotherapy complex called Smedley's Hydro which was built in 1853.
District and Borough Councils
There are 8 district councils under the control of Derbyshire Council.
- Amber Valley Borough Council
- Erewash borough council
- Bolsover District Council
- Chesterfield Borough Council
- North East Derbyshire District Council
- High Peak Borough Council
- Derbyshire Dales District Council
- South Derbyshire District Council
Elections are held every four years, the next one is due in 2017.
|Election||Number of councillors elected by each political party|
|Election||Party in control|
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