Hertfordshire County Council
|Hertfordshire County Council|
Chairman of the Council
Francis Button, Conservative
Leader of the Council
Robert Gordon, Conservative
|East of England Local Government Association|
|First past the post|
|2 May 2013|
|2017 Local Elections|
|County Hall, Pegs Lane, Hertford|
Hertfordshire County Council is the upper-tier local authority for the non-metropolitan county of Hertfordshire, in England, the United Kingdom. After the elections in 2013, it consists of 77 councillors, and is controlled by the Conservative Party, which has 46 councillors, versus 16 Liberal Democrats and 15 Labour councillors. It is a member of the East of England Local Government Association.
Elections are held every four years, interspersed by three years of elections to the ten district councils in the county.
|Source: Hertfordshire County Council|
Conservative candidates represent most of the county's rural areas, and almost all of eastern Hertfordshire is Conservative-controlled. St Albans and Watford are disproportionately represented by Liberal Democrats, whilst Stevenage is Labour's strongest area. All seats in the districts of Broxbourne and East Hertfordshire are represented by Conservative councillors.
The 2009 elections saw Labour lose 13 seats, the Conservative Party strengthen, and the British National Party gaining its first Hertfordshire County Council seat in South Oxhey. Hertfordshire County Council website shows that the BNP member, Deirdre Anne Gates, has since defected to the English Democrats.
The Cabinet consists of the Leader of the Council and other Executive Members.
|Leader of the County Council||Robert Gordon||Conservative|
|Deputy Leader and Executive Member for Resources and Economic Wellbeing||vacant|
|Executive Member for Transformation, Performance and Waste Management||Derrick Ashley||Conservative|
|Executive Member for Education and Skills||Frances Button||Conservative|
|Executive Member for Hertfordshire Local and Libraries||Christopher Hayward||Conservative|
|Executive Member for Highways and Transport||Stuart Pile||Conservative|
|Executive Member for Children's Services||Richard Roberts||Conservative|
|Executive Member for Adult Care and Health||Richard Smith||Conservative|
|Executive Member for Health and Adult Care||Colette Wyatt-Lowe||Conservative|
|1973||No overall control|
|1985||No overall control|
|1993||No overall control|
|1997||No overall control|
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