Leader of the Council

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A Leader of the Council is the leader of the largest political group on a local government council.

United Kingdom[edit]

England[edit]

In local government in England following the Local Government Act 2000 the position of Leader of the Council is used in Cabinet-style councils as an executive position chairing a cabinet.[1]

Scotland[edit]

In local government in Scotland the Leader of the Council is elected as the leader of the largest political grouping of councillors in a local authority. The Leader of the Council has no executive or administrative powers designated by statute, but the position is salaried.[2]

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