Watford Borough Council

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Coordinates: 51°39′18″N 0°23′53″W / 51.655°N 0.398°W / 51.655; -0.398

Watford Borough Council
Coat of arms or logo
Seats 37
Plurality voting system
Last election
United Kingdom local elections, 2012
Meeting place
Town Hall, Hempstead Road, Watford

Watford Borough Council is the local authority for the Watford non-metropolitan district of England, the United Kingdom. Watford is located in the south-west of Hertfordshire, in the East of England region.

Dorothy Thornhill MBE (Liberal Democrat) is the Elected Mayor of Watford. She was first elected in May 2002, was re-elected in 2006 and again in May 2010. There are 17 directly elected mayors across England.

Since 1999 Watford has been divided into 12 wards.[1] Each ward has three councillors who are elected for a four-year term. Following the 2012 election the political make-up of the council is: Liberal Democrat 24 seats (including the elected mayor), Labour 11 seats, Green 1 seats, Conservative Party 1 seat


Watford consists of twelve wards.[1]


  1. ^ a b "The Borough of Watford (Electoral Changes) Order 1998". Legislation.gov.uk. The National Archives. Retrieved 22 January 2013. 

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