List of county councils in England

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There are currently 27 county councils in England, covering areas known as non-metropolitan counties and divided into a number of non-metropolitan districts, which each have a district council.[1] The first county councils were created in 1889. There was a significant reform of the number, powers and jurisdictions of county councils in 1974. Their number has been decreasing further due to incremental reforms carried out between 1986 and 2009.

Current[edit]

Local authority Established District councils Website
Buckinghamshire County Council 1889 4 Official website
Cambridgeshire County Council 1974Cambs 5 Official website
Cumbria County Council 1974 6 Official website
Derbyshire County Council 1889 8 Official website
Devon County Council 1889 7 Official website
Dorset County Council 1889 6 Official website
East Sussex County Council 1889 5 Official website
Essex County Council 1889 12 Official website
Gloucestershire County Council 1889 6 Official website
Hampshire County Council 1889 11 Official website
Hertfordshire County Council 1889 10 Official website
Kent County Council 1889 12 Official website
Lancashire County Council 1889 12 Official website
Leicestershire County Council 1889 7 Official website
Lincolnshire County Council 1974 7 Official website
Norfolk County Council 1889 7 Official website
North Yorkshire County Council 1974 7 Official website
Northamptonshire County Council 1889 7 Official website
Nottinghamshire County Council 1889 7 Official website
Oxfordshire County Council 1889 5 Official website
Somerset County Council 1889 5 Official website
Staffordshire County Council 1889 8 Official website
Suffolk County Council 1974 7 Official website
Surrey County Council 1889 11 Official website
Warwickshire County Council 1889 5 Official website
West Sussex County Council 1889 7 Official website
Worcestershire County Council 1998Worcs 6 Official website

Former[edit]

Local authority Established Abolished
Avon County Council 1974 1996
Bedfordshire County Council 1889 2009
Berkshire County Council 1889 1998
Cambridgeshire County Council 1889 1965Cambs
Cambridgeshire and Isle of Ely County Council 1965 1974
Cheshire County Council 1889 2009
Cleveland County Council 1974 1996
Cornwall County Council 1889 2009
Cumberland County Council 1889 1974
Durham County Council 1889 2009
East Riding County Council 1889 1974
East Suffolk County Council 1889 1974
Greater Manchester County Council 1974 1986
Hereford and Worcester County Council 1974 1998
Herefordshire County Council 1889 1974
Holland County Council 1889 1974
Humberside County Council 1974 1996
Huntingdon and Peterborough County Council 1965 1974
Huntingdonshire County Council 1889 1965
Isle of Ely County Council 1889 1965
Isle of Wight County Council 1890 1995
Kesteven County Council 1889 1974
Lindsey County Council 1889 1974
London County Council 1889 1965
Merseyside County Council 1974 1986
Middlesex County Council 1889 1965
Monmouthshire County Council 1889 1974Mon
North Riding County Council 1889 1974
Northumberland County Council 1889 1974
Rutland County Council 1889 1974
Shropshire County Council 1889 2009
Soke of Peterborough County Council 1889 1965
South Yorkshire County Council 1974 1986
Tyne and Wear County Council 1974 1986
West Midlands County Council 1974 1986
Westmorland County Council 1889 1974
West Riding County Council 1889 1974
West Suffolk County Council 1889 1974
West Yorkshire County Council 1974 1986
Wiltshire County Council 1889 2009
Worcestershire County Council 1889 1974Worcs

Footnotes[edit]

  • ^Cambs : 1st creation 1889—1965; 2nd creation 1974—present
  • ^Worcs : 1st creation 1889—1974; 2nd creation 1998—present
  • ^Mon : Monmouthshire considered part of Wales from 1974.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Municipal Yearbook. 2009. 

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