Rutland County Council
|Rutland County Council
Rutland County Council District Council
|Type||Non-metropolitan district council of the Rutland|
|Leader||Roger Begy, Conservative|
|Voting system||First past the post|
|Last election||5 May 2011|
|Catmose House, Catmose Street, Oakham, Rutland|
Formally it is a unitary district with the full legal title of Rutland County Council District Council. As a unitary authority, the council is responsible for running local services in Rutland, with the exception of the Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service and Leicestershire Constabulary which are run by joint boards with Leicestershire County Council and Leicester City Council.
The unitary is seen as a re-creation of the Rutland County Council that was established in 1889 by the Local Government Act 1888 and ended in 1974 by the Local Government Act 1972 when Rutland was reconstituted as a district of Leicestershire. The Local Government Commission for England in 1994 recommended that Rutland District (and Leicester City) should become unitaries and leave the two-tier Leicestershire. Rutland unitary authority came into existence on 1 April 1997.
The Council consists of 26 councillors, representing 16 wards in the county. The Council has all-out elections on a four-year cycle and follows a district pattern with elections in May 2007 and again in 2011.
The ceremonial or civic head of the Council is the Chairman and the executive follows the leader and cabinet model.
The current council as of 2008 is led by the Conservative party with the Liberal Democrats and several independents in opposition.
The political composition is as follows.
Local Election results
The county is divided into electoral wards, returning one, two or three councillors. The current wards were first adopted for the 2003 local elections.
|Braunston & Belton||1||Parishes of Ayston, Belton, Braunston, Brooke, Leighfield, Preston, Ridlington, & Wardley|
|Cottesmore||2||Parishes of Barrow, Cottesmore, Market Overton & Teigh|
|Exton||1||Parishes of Ashwell, Burley, Egleton, Exton, Hambleton, Horn & Whitwell|
|Greetham||1||Parishes of Clipsham, Greetham, Pickworth, Stretton & Thistleton|
|Ketton||2||Parishes of Barrowden, Ketton, Tinwell & Tixover|
|Langham||1||Parish of Langham|
|Lyddington||1||Parishes of Bisbrooke, Caldecott, Glaston, Lyddington, Seaton, Stoke Dry & Thorpe By Water|
|Martinsthorpe||1||Parishes of Gunthorpe, Lyndon, Manton, Martinsthorpe, Morcott, Pilton & Wing|
|Normanton||2||Parishes of Edith Weston, Empingham, Normanton, North Luffenham, South Luffenham|
|Oakham North East||2||Oakham Northwest of Burley Road/Mill Street/South Street and East of the railway|
|Oakham North West||2||Oakham North of Braunston Road and West of the railway
|Oakham South East||2||Oakham Southeast of Burley Road/Mill Street/South Street and East of the railway|
|Oakham South West||2||Oakham South of Braunston Road and West of the railway|
|Ryhall & Casterton||2||Parishes of Essendine, Great Casterton, Little Casterton, Ryhall & Tickencote|
|Uppingham||3||Parishes of Uppingham & Beaumont Chase|
|Whissendine||1||Parish of Whissendine|
- LGCE Final Recommendations for the Future Local Government of Leicestershire. December 1994.
- The Leicestershire (City of Leicester and District of Rutland) (Structural Change) Order 1996 SI 1996/507
- 2007 Local Election results for RCC