Hampshire County Council

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Hampshire County Council
Coat of arms or logo
Coat of arms
Chair of the Council
Cllr Graham Burgess
since 25th May 2017[1]
Leader of the Council
Cllr Roy Perry, Conservative
since 23rd May 2013[2]
Chief executive
Sandy Hopkins
since 21st November 2018
Seats78 councillors[3]
Hampshire County Council composition
Political groups
     Conservative (56)
Other parties
     Liberal Democrat (19)
     Labour (2)
     Community Campaign (Hart) (1)
Length of term
4 years
First past the post
Last election
7 May 2017
Next election
May 2021
Meeting place
Council Offices, The Castle, Winchester - geograph.org.uk - 3273582.jpg
Castle Hill, Winchester[4]

Hampshire County Council (HCC) is the county council that governs the majority of the county of Hampshire in England. It provides the upper tier of local government, below which are district councils, and town and parish councils. The county council has 78 elected councillors, and is based in the county town of Winchester.

Hampshire County Council is currently controlled by the Conservative Party.


The council is responsible for public services [5] such as:

  • Highway management
  • Waste disposal
  • Children's services (including supporting schools, families and young people)
  • Social care
  • Libraries
  • Discovery Centres
  • Museums
  • Arts provision
  • Country parks
  • Public Health,[6]

Local government[edit]

District and borough councils that govern within Hampshire include:[7]


The most recent Hampshire County Council elections were held on 4 May 2017.[8]

At the 2013 local elections for Hampshire County Council, the Conservative Party had a 37.51% share of the votes, the Liberal Democrats had 21.71%, the UK Independence Party had 24.61% and Labour 10%. As a result, 45 Conservatives, 17 Liberal Democrats, 10 UKIP, four Labour and one Community Campaign councillor sit on the County Council.[9]

Notable members[edit]


  1. ^ "Annual General Meeting, County Council Thursday, 25th May, 2017 10.00 am". Hantsweb. Hampshire County Council. Retrieved 13 January 2018.
  2. ^ "County Council AGM - 23 May 2013". Hantsweb. Hampshire County Council. Retrieved 13 January 2018.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 1 August 2010. Retrieved 28 March 2010.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "Map" (PDF). Hampshire County Council. Retrieved 2 September 2017.
  5. ^ "About the Council | About the Council | Hantsweb". .hants.gov.uk. Retrieved 2 September 2017.
  6. ^ "Public Health in Hampshire | Hantsweb". .hants.gov.uk. 16 September 2015. Retrieved 2 September 2017.
  7. ^ "About the Council | About the Council | Hantsweb". .hants.gov.uk. Retrieved 2 September 2017.
  8. ^ "2013 County Election". Hampshire County Council. Retrieved 24 May 2013.
  9. ^ "Hampshire County Council County Elections". hants.gov.uk.