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
Coat of arms or logo
Cllr. Rosie Sutton
since May 2018
Leader of the Council
Andrew Williams, Conservative
Plurality voting system
Last election
7 May 2015
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.

Composition and elections[edit]

The council consists of 51 elected members; 43 represent the Conservative Party, 5 represent the Liberal Democrats, 2 represent the Labour Party and 1 Independent. [1]

Party Councillors Change
Conservative 43
Liberal Democrat 5
Labour 2
Independent 1
Total 51
Source: [2]

Election results[edit]

The most recent elections to the borough council were held on 7 May 2015, the results were as follows:

Dacorum Borough Council election, 2015
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 46 3 0 Increase 3 43.2 36,272 -8.3
  Liberal Democrat 3 0 3 Decrease 3 16.2 13,587 -3.9
  Labour 2 0 0 Steady 17.0 14,303 -6.6
  UKIP 0 0 0 Steady 12.5 10,482 N/A
  Green 0 0 0 Steady 10.9 9,158 +7.5
  Independent 0 0 0 Steady 0.1 125 -0.9


Dacorum Borough Council uses the Leader and Cabinet model for decision making.[2]


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 (†).

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Your Councillors". Democracy.dacorum.gov.uk. 24 December 2018.
  2. ^ [1][dead link]

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