Warwickshire County Council

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Warwickshire County Council
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Coat of arms
Type
Type
Leadership
Chair of Council
Cllr Clive Rickhards, Liberal Democrat
since 23 May 2017
Leader of the Council
Cllr Izzi Seccombe, Conservative
since 22 May 2013
Chief Executive
Monica Fogarty
since October 2018
Structure
Seats57 councillors
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Political groups
Administration
     Conservative (36)
Other parties
     Labour (10)
     Liberal Democrat (8)
     Green (2)
     Whitnash Residents Association (1)
Length of term
4 years
Elections
First past the post
Last election
4 May 2017
Next election
6 May 2021
Website
www.warwickshire.gov.uk

Warwickshire County Council is the county council that governs the non-metropolitan county of Warwickshire in England. Their headquarters are located at Shire Hall, Market Square, in centre of the county town of Warwick. Politically the county is divided into five districts and boroughs: North Warwickshire, Nuneaton and Bedworth, Rugby, Stratford and Warwick. The council's principal functions are county roads and rights of way, social services, education and libraries, but it also provides many other local government services in the area it covers.

History[edit]

Prior to 1974 and the creation of the West Midlands, the county was much larger, incorporating the town of Sutton Coldfield, the semi-rural area around Meriden, the town of Solihull, the city of Coventry and the city of Birmingham, although these last three areas were administratively independent of the pre-1974 county council as they had their own county borough councils. The current leader of the council is Conservative Izzi Seccombe and the Chief Executive is Monica Fogarty.