Buckinghamshire County Council

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Buckinghamshire County Council
Coat of arms or logo
Type
Type
Non-metropolitan county council of Essex
Leadership
Chairman
Cllr Valerie Letheren,
Conservative
Since 21 May 2015
Vice chairman
Cllr Patricia Birchley,
Conservative
Since 21 May 2015
Leader of the Conservative group
Cllr Martin Tett,
Conservative
Leader of the UKIP group
Cllr Andy Huxley,
UKIP
Structure
Seats 49 (26 needed for a majority)
Composition of Buckinghamshire county council.svg
Political groups
Largest party
     Conservative Party (36)
Official Opposition
     UKIP (4)
Other opposition parties
Length of term
up to 4 years
Elections
First-past-the-post
Last election
2 May 2013
Next election
4 May 2017
Meeting place
Buckinghamshire County Hall, Aylesbury.jpg
County Hall
Aylesbury
Buckinghamshire
United Kingdom
Website
www.buckscc.gov.uk

Buckinghamshire County Council is the upper-tier local authority for the non-metropolitan county of Buckinghamshire, in England, the United Kingdom established in 1889 following the Local Government Act 1888. The county council's offices are in Aylesbury.

The borders of the ceremonial county and county council have changed several times and no longer align, with the last reorganisation in 1997 when the Borough of Milton Keynes became a unitary authority.

The council consists of 49 councillors, and is controlled by the Conservative Party, which has 36 councillors. It has been controlled by the Conservatives since the reorganisation of local government in 1973. For the 2013 elections, the number of seats was reduced from 57 to 49 following the 2012 changes in division boundaries.[1]

Composition[edit]

Elections are held every four years, interspersed by three years of elections to the four district councils in the county.

Party Councillors Change
Conservative 36 -6
UKIP 6 +6
Liberal Democrat 5 -2
Independent 1 +1
Labour 1 +1
Source: BBC News

Conservative councillors represent almost all of the county, both in terms of number of seats and geographic area. The one main area of exception is Aylesbury, which is predominantly represented by UKIP.

History[edit]

Year Control
1973 Conservative
1977 Conservative
1981 Conservative
1985 Conservative
1989 Conservative
1993 Conservative
1997 Conservative
2001 Conservative
2005 Conservative
2009 Conservative
2013 Conservative

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Buckinghamshire (Electoral Changes) Order 2012". Legislation.gov.uk. Retrieved 19 April 2013. 

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