South Cambridgeshire District Council

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South Cambridgeshire District Council
Type
Type
Leadership
Leader of the Council
Ray Manning (C)
Structure
Seats 57
35 / 57
13 / 57
8 / 57
1 / 57
Elections
First past the post
Last election
3 May 2012
Meeting place
South Cambridgeshire District Council.JPG
South Cambridgeshire Hall, Cambourne
Website
www.scambs.gov.uk

South Cambridgeshire District Council is the local authority for the district of South Cambridgeshire in Cambridgeshire, England. Based in Cambourne, it forms the lower part of the two tier system of local government in the district, below Cambridgeshire County Council. The district council provides services such as waste collection and recycling, local planning and housing services, environmental health services and council tax collection.[1] The district was formed in 1973 under the Local Government Act 1972 and took over powers from the former Chesterton Rural District and South Cambridgeshire Rural District on 1 April 1974.

Its motto is Dutch: Niet zonder arbyt ("Nothing without work"), the family motto of Cornelius Vermuyden, a Dutchman who was brought to England to drain The Fens.[2]

Composition[edit]

The council consists of 57 councillors, representing 34 electoral wards. The Conservative Party currently has a majority on the council, having gained control in the 2007 local elections. Prior to this, no party had overall control of the council, although independents formed the majority of the council from its formation in 1973 until 1992. Councillors are elected to four year terms, and elections for a third of all councillors take place in three years out of a four year cycle, with one year without an election.

Party Councillors Change
(from 2012 election)
Conservative 35 +2
Liberal Democrat 13 −3
Independent 8 +1
Labour 1 0
Total 57

Historical Composition[edit]

The following table shows the political composition of the district council since its formation in 1973.[3] A shaded background indicates that the political party or grouping held a majority of councillors for that year.

Year Conservative Labour Lib Dem[4] Liberal Socialist UKIP Independent Vacant Total
1973 1 1 0 2 0 0 49 0 53
1974 1 1 0 2 0 0 49 0 53
1975 0 1 0 2 0 0 50 0 53
1976 2 1 0 3 0 0 49 0 55
1977 2 1 0 3 0 0 49 0 55
1978 3 1 0 3 0 0 48 0 55
1979 3 1 0 4 1 0 46 0 55
1980 2 2 2 4 0 0 45 0 55
1981 3 2 2 4 0 0 44 0 55
1982 4 2 4 3 0 0 42 0 55
1983 6 2 6 3 1 0 37 0 55
1984 8 2 9 0 1 0 35 0 55
1985 8 2 9 0 1 0 35 0 55
1986 13 2 5 0 1 0 34 0 55
1987 19 3 3 0 0 0 30 0 55
1988 22 3 1 0 0 0 29 0 55
1989 22 3 1 0 0 0 29 0 55
1990 20 5 1 0 0 0 28 1 55
1991 21 5 2 0 0 0 27 0 55
1992 26 5 4 0 0 0 20 0 55
1993 26 5 3 0 0 0 21 0 55
1994 22 6 7 0 0 0 20 0 55
1995 16 8 10 0 0 0 21 0 55
1996 13 10 10 0 0 0 22 0 55
1997 13 10 10 0 0 0 22 0 55
1998 15 9 13 0 0 0 18 0 55
1999 15 8 14 0 0 0 17 1 55
2000 20 5 15 0 0 1 14 0 55
2001 20 5 15 0 0 1 13 1 55
2002 22 6 16 0 0 1 10 0 55
2003 23 4 16 0 0 1 11 0 55
2004 22 2 20 0 0 0 13 0 57
2005 22 2 20 0 0 0 13 0 57
2006 25 1 19 0 0 0 12 0 57
2007 29 1 17 0 0 0 10 0 57
2008 32 1 15 0 0 0 9 0 57
2009 31 1 16 0 0 0 9 0 57
2010 29 1 20 0 0 0 7 0 57
2011 32 1 18 0 0 0 6 0 57
2012 34 1 14 0 0 0 8 0 57

Cabinet[edit]

Office Name[5] Party
Leader of the Council Ray Manning Conservative
Deputy Leader
Finance and Staffing Portfolio Holder
Simon Edwards Conservative
Deputy Leader
Planning Policy and Localism Portfolio Holder
Conservative
Housing Portfolio Holder Mark Howell Conservative
Environmental Services Portfolio Holder Mick Martin Conservative
Corporate and Customer Services Portfolio Holder David Whiteman-Downes Conservative
Northstowe Portfolio Holder Tim Wotherspoon Conservative
Planning and Economic Development Portfolio Holder Nick Wright Conservative

Councillors and Wards[edit]

Ward Parishes[6]   Councillor[7] Party
Balsham Balsham, Carlton, Castle Camps,
Horseheath, Shudy Camps, West Wickham,
West Wratting, Western Colville
  Richard Barrett Conservative
  Andrew Fraser Conservative
Bar Hill Bar Hill, Boxworth, Dry Drayton, Lolworth   Roger Hall Conservative
  Bunty Waters Conservative
Barton Barton, Coton, Grantchester, Madingley   Francis Burkitt Conservative
Bassingbourn Bassingbourn-cum-Kneesworth, Litlington,
Shingay-cum-Wendy, Whaddon
  Nigel Cathcart Labour
  David McCraith Conservative
Bourn Bourn, Cambourne, Caxton,
Croxton & Eltisley
  Alison Elcox Conservative
  Clayton Hudson Independent
  Mervyn Loynes Conservative
Caldecote Caldecote, Childerley, Kingston, Toft   Tumi Hawkins Liberal Democrat
Comberton Comberton   Tim Scott Conservative
Cottenham Cottenham, Oakington,
Rampton and Westwick
  Simon Edwards Conservative
  Lynda Harford Conservative
  Tim Wotherspoon Conservative
Duxford Duxford, Ickleton   Mick Martin Conservative
Fowlmere & Foxton Fowlmere, Foxton   Deborah Roberts Independent
Fulbourn Fulbourn   Neil Scarr Independent
  John Williams Liberal Democrat
Gamlingay Arrington, Croydon, Gamlingay,
Hatley, Little Gransden, Longstowe
  Sebastian Kindersley Liberal Democrat
  Bridget Smith Liberal Democrat
Girton Girton   Tom Bygott Conservative
  Douglas de Lacey Independent
Hardwick Hardwick   Jim Stewart Liberal Democrat
Harston & Hauxton Harston, Hauxton   Janet Lockwood Liberal Democrat
Haslingfield & The Eversdens Great Eversden, Harlton, Haslingfield,
Little Eversden
  Robin Page Independent
Histon & Impington Histon, Impington, Orchard Park   Jonathan Chatfield Liberal Democrat
  Neil Davies Independent
  Edd Stonham Independent
Linton Bartlow, Hildersham, Linton   Trisha Bear Liberal Democrat
  Roger Hickford Conservative
Longstanton Longstanton   Alex Riley Conservative
Melbourn Great Chishill, Little Chishill, Heydon,
Melbourn
  Val Barrett Conservative
  Jose Hales Liberal Democrat
Meldreth Meldreth, Shepreth   Susan van de Ven Liberal Democrat
Milton Milton   Mark Hersom Liberal Democrat
  Hazel Smith Liberal Democrat
Orwell & Barrington Barrington, Orwell, Wimpole   Aidan Van de Weyer Liberal Democrat
Papworth & Elsworth Conington, Elsworth, Fen Drayton,
Graveley, Knapwell, Papworth Everard,
Papworth St Agnes
  Mark Howell Conservative
  Nick Wright Conservative
Sawston Sawston   David Bard Conservative
  Kevin Cuffley Conservative
  Raymond Matthews Conservative
Swavesey Swavesey   Sue Ellington Conservative
Teversham Teversham   Caroline Hunt Conservative
The Abingtons Babraham, Great Abington, Hinxton,
Little Abington, Pampisford
  Tony Orgee Conservative
The Mordens Abington Pigotts, Guilden Morden,
Steeple Morden, Tadlow
  Cicely Murfitt Independent
The Shelfords & Stapleford Great Shelford, Little Shelford,
Newton, Stapleford
  Charles Nightingale Conservative
  Ben Shelton Conservative
  David Whiteman-Downes Conservative
The Wilbrahams Fen Ditton, Great Wilbraham,
Stow-cum-Quy, Horningsea,
Little Wilbraham & Six Mile Bottom
  Robert Turner Conservative
Waterbeach Landbeach,
Waterbeach (including Chittering)
  James Hockney Conservative
  Peter Johnson Conservative
Whittlesford Thriplow (including Heathfield),
Whittlesford
  Peter Topping Conservative
Willingham & Over Over, Willingham   Brian Burling Conservative
  Pippa Corney Conservative
  Ray Manning Conservative

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About the Council". South Cambridgeshire District Council. Retrieved 2011-12-03. 
  2. ^ "Civic Heraldry of England and Wales – East Anglia and Essex Area". civicheraldry.co.uk. Retrieved 8 November 2009. 
  3. ^ "Composition of SCDC". South Cambridgeshire District Council. Retrieved 2011-12-03. 
  4. ^ SDP-Liberal Alliance from 1981 to 1988
  5. ^ "Committee details - Cabinet". South Cambridgeshire District Council. Retrieved 2012-03-21. 
  6. ^ Electoral Wards, South Cambridgeshire District Council
  7. ^ Your Councillors, South Cambridgeshire District Council