Dacorum Borough Council

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Coordinates: 51°45′07″N 0°20′10″W / 51.752°N 0.336°W / 51.752; -0.336

Dacorum Borough Council
Cllr. Rosie Sutton
since May 2018
Leader of the Council
Andrew Williams, Conservative
Plurality voting system
Last election
2 May 2019
Meeting place
The Forum, Dacorum Borough Council.jpg
The Forum, Marlowes, Hemel Hempstead, Herts, HP1 1DN

Dacorum Borough Council is the local authority for the Dacorum non-metropolitan district of England, the United Kingdom. Dacorum is located in the north-west of Hertfordshire, in the East of England region. The Council itself is based in Hemel Hempstead, the largest settlement in the district.

The Council consists of 51 elected councillors, representing twenty-five electoral wards. 14 of the wards elect two councillors each. Six, denoted below, elect three councillors each. Five, also denoted below, elect one.[1]

Composition and elections[edit]

The council consists of 51 elected members; 31 represent the Conservative Party, 19 represent the Liberal Democrats and there is 1 Independent. The most recent elections to the borough council were held on 2 May 2019. The results were as follows:[2]

2019 Dacorum Borough Council election
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 31 1 13 Decrease 12 60.8 42.8 33,761 Decrease 1.4
  Liberal Democrats 19 14 0 Increase 14 37.3 31.7 25,046 Increase 15.5
  Independent 1 0 0 Steady 2.0 0.8 600 Increase 0.7
  Labour 0 0 2 Decrease 2 15.5 12,252 Decrease 1.5
  Green 0 0 0 Steady 8.0 6,292 Decrease 2.9
  UKIP 0 0 0 Steady 1.2 954 Decrease 11.3


Dacorum Borough Council uses the Leader and Cabinet model for decision making.[3]


Office Name Term Party
Leader of the Council Andrew Williams Conservative
Deputy Leader, Portfolio Holder for Housing Margaret Griffiths Conservative
Portfolio Holder for Environmental Sustainability and Regulatory Services Janice Marshall Conservative
Portfolio Holder for Finance and Resources Graeme Elliot Conservative
Portfolio Holder for Residents and Corporate Services Neil Harden Conservative
Portfolio Holder for Planning and Regeneration Graham Sutton Conservative


Dacorum consists of twenty-five wards. Wards electing three members are denoted with asterisks (*). Those electing one member are denoted an obelisk (†).


Coat of arms of Dacorum Borough Council
Granted 21st January 1992.
A sprig of seven oak leaves Proper and acorns Or inflected to the sinister out of a mural crown Or.
Or seven oak leaves stalks inward Vert radiating from a Tudor rose Proper.
Two stags in trian aspect Proper attired and unguled Or gorged with a wreath Or and Gules ribbons flowing outward depending therefrom a bezant charged with oak leaves and a Tudor rose as in the Arms standing on a compartment Vert strewn with sprigs of oak leaves Proper and acorns Or.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Articles of the Constitution" (PDF). Dacorum Borough Council. Retrieved 4 December 2020.
  2. ^ "Dacorum Borough Council Election Results for 2019". Retrieved 2020-05-13.
  3. ^ "Page 1616". Archived from the original on 2011-04-16. Retrieved 2010-07-19.
  4. ^ "East of England Region". Civic Heraldry of England. Retrieved 8 March 2021.

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