Cambridgeshire County Council

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Cambridgeshire County Council
Coat of arms or logo
Chairman of the Council
Cllr Mandy Smith, Conservative
Since 23 May 2017
Leader of the Council
Cllr Steve Count, Conservative
Since 13 May 2014
Seats 61 councillors
Political groups
     Conservative (36)
Other parties
     Liberal Democrat (15)
     Labour (7)
     St Neots Independent (2)
     Independent (1)
Length of term
4 years
Last election
4 May 2017
Next election
Meeting place
Shire Hall, Cambridge - - 84489.jpg
Shire Hall
United Kingdom

Cambridgeshire County Council is the county council of Cambridgeshire, England. The council consists of 61 councillors, representing 59 electoral divisions. The Conservative Party took control of the council at the 2017 election after four years of no party having overall control. The council meets at Shire Hall in Cambridge. It is a member of the East of England Local Government Association.


Cambridgeshire County Council was first formed in 1889 as a result of the Local Government Act 1888, as one of two county councils covering Cambridgeshire; the other was the Isle of Ely County Council. In 1965 the two councils were merged to form Cambridgeshire and Isle of Ely County Council.

This arrangement lasted until 1974 when, following the Local Government Act 1972, Cambridgeshire and Isle of Ely was merged with Huntingdon and Peterborough to form a new non-metropolitan county of Cambridgeshire under the control of a newly constituted Cambridgeshire County Council. The first elections to the new authority were in April 1973, and the council took office on 1 April 1974.

From its recreation in 1974 until 1998 the county council administered the entire county of Cambridgeshire. In 1998 Peterborough city council became a unitary authority, thus outside the area of the county council. For ceremonial, geographic and certain administrative purposes however, Peterborough continues to be associated with Cambridgeshire, including sharing a Chief Executive Officer.[1]


Party Councillors[2] Change[2]
(from last election)
Conservative 36 +8
Liberal Democrat 15 +2
Labour 7 +1
Independent 3 +1
Total 61

Councillors and electoral divisions

Electoral Division Parishes[3] Councillor[3] Party
Abbey Abbey   Joan Whitehead Labour
Alconbury and Kimbolton TBC   Ian Gardener Conservative
Arbury Arbury   Jocelynne Scutt Labour
Bar Hill Bar Hill, Boxworth, Dry Drayton, Girton, Lolworth   Lynda Harford Conservative
Brampton and Buckden TBC   Peter Downes Liberal Democrat
Burwell Burwell, Reach, Swaffham Bulbeck, Swaffham Prior   Josh Schumann Conservative
Cambourne TBC   Mark Howell Conservative
Castle Castle   Claire Richards Labour
Chatteris Chatteris   Anne Hay Conservative
Cherry Hinton Cherry Hinton   Sandra Crawford Labour
Chesterton TBC   Ian Manning Liberal Democrat
Cottenham and Willingham TBC   Tim Wotherspoon Conservative
Duxford Babraham, Duxford, Fowlmere, Great Abington,
Hinxton, Ickleton, Little Abington, Pampisford,
Thriplow, Whittlesford
  Peter Topping Conservative
Ely North and East Ely   Michael Rouse Conservative
Ely South and West Ely   Anna Bailey Conservative
Forty Foot Chatteris, Doddington, Manea, Wimblington   David Connor Conservative
Fulbourn Fen Ditton, Fulbourn, Great Wilbraham,
Horningsea, Little Wilbraham, Stow cum Quy,
  John Williams Liberal Democrat
Gamlingay Arrington, Barrington, Croydon, Gamlingay,
Great Eversden, Harlton, Haslingfield, Hatley,
Little Eversden, Little Gransden, Longstowe,
Orwell, Wimpole
  Sebastian Kindersley Liberal Democrat
Godmanchester and Huntingdon East Godmanchester, Huntingdon   Michael Shellens Liberal Democrat
  Graham Wilson Liberal Democrat
Haddenham Haddenham, Stretham, Thetford,
Wentworth, Wilburton, Witchford
  William Hunt Conservative
Hardwick Barton, Caldecote, Childerley, Comberton,
Coton, Grantchester, Hardwick, Kingston,
Madingley, Toft
  Stephen Frost Conservative
Huntingdon Alconbury, Alconbury Weston, Huntingdon,
The Stukeleys
  Peter Ashcroft UKIP
  Sir Peter Brown Conservative
King's Hedges King's Hedges   Fiona Onasanya Labour
Linton Balsham, Bartlow, Carlton, Castle Camps,
Hildersham, Horseheath, Linton,
Shudy Camps, West Wickham, West Wratting,
Weston Colville
  Henry Batchelor Liberal Democrat
Little Paxton and St Neots North Little Paxton, St Neots   Barry Chapman Independent
  David Harty Conservative
Littleport Littleport   Daniel Divine UKIP
March East Christchurch, March   Fred Yeulett Conservative
March North March   Steve Count Conservative
March West Benwick, March   John Clark Conservative
Market Market   Edward Cearns Liberal Democrat
Melbourn Foxton, Great and Little Chishill, Heydon,
Melbourn, Meldreth, Shepreth
  Susan van de Ven Liberal Democrat
Newnham Newnham   Lucy Nethsingha Liberal Democrat
Norman Cross Alwalton, Chesterton, Denton and Caldecote,
Elton, Farcet, Folksworth and Washingley,
Haddon, Holme, Morborne, Stilton,
Sibson-cum-Stibbington, Water Newton, Yaxley
  Roger Henson UKIP
  Mac McGuire Conservative
Papworth and Swavesey Conington (S), Croxton, Elsworth, Eltisley,
Fen Drayton, Graveley, Knapwell,
Papworth Everard, Papworth St Agnes, Swavesey
  Mandy Smith Conservative
Petersfield Petersfield   Ashley Walsh Labour
Queen Edith's Queen Edith's   Amanda Taylor Liberal Democrat
Ramsey Ramsey   Peter Reeve UKIP
Roman Bank and Peckover Gorefield, Leverington, Newton (F),
Tydd St Giles, Wisbech
  Alan Lay UKIP
Romsey Romsey   Zoe Moghadas Labour
Sawston Great Shelford, Harston, Hauxton,
Little Shelford, Newton (S), Sawston, Stapleford
  Gail Kenney Conservative
  Tony Orgee Conservative
Sawtry and Ellington Barham and Woolley, Brington and Molesworth,
Buckworth, Bythorn and Keyston, Catworth,
Conington (H), Easton, Ellington, Glatton,
Great Gidding, Hamerton, Leighton, Little Gidding,
Old Weston, Sawtry, Spaldwick, Steeple Gidding,
Stow Longa, Upton and Coppingford, Winwick
  Simon Bywater Conservative
Soham and Fordham Villages Chippenham, Fordham, Isleham,
Kennett, Snailwell, Soham, Wicken
  James Palmer Conservative
  Joshua Schumann Conservative
Somersham and Earith Bluntisham, Broughton, Colne, Earith, Old Hurst,
Pidley cum Fenton, Somersham, Woodhurst
  Steve Criswell Conservative
St Ives Holywell-cum-Needingworth, St Ives   Paul Bullen UKIP
  Kevin Reynolds Conservative
St Neots, Eaton Socon and Eynesbury St Neots   Derek Giles Independent
  Simone Taylor Independent
Sutton Coveney, Downham, Mepal, Sutton, Witcham   Lorna Dupré Liberal Democrat
The Hemingfords and Fenstanton Fenstanton, Hemingford Abbots,
Hemingford Grey, Hilton, Houghton and Wyton
  Ian Bates Conservative
Trumpington Trumpington   Barbara Ashwood Liberal Democrat
Waldersey Elm, Parson Drove, Wisbech St Mary   Gordon Gillick UKIP
Warboys and Upwood Abbots Ripton, Bury, Houghton and Wyton,
Kings Ripton, Upwood and the Raveleys,
Warboys, Wistow, Wood Walton
  Michael Tew Conservative
Waterbeach Landbeach, Milton, Waterbeach   Maurice Leeke Liberal Democrat
West Chesterton West Chesterton   Jocelynne Scutt Labour
Whittlesey North Whittlesey   Chris Boden Conservative
Whittlesey South Whittlesey   Ralph Butcher Conservative
Willingham Longstanton, Over, Willingham   Peter Hudson Conservative
Wisbech North Wisbech   Paul Clapp UKIP
Wisbech South Wisbech   Samantha Hoy Conservative
Woodditton Ashley, Bottisham, Brinkley, Burrough Green,
Cheveley, Dullingham, Kirtling, Lode,
Stetchworth, Westley Waterless, Woodditton
  Mathew Shuter Conservative
Shire Hall viewed from the Castle Mound

Coat of arms

The coat of arms were granted on 1 November 1976. The blazon reads: "Or three Palets wavy alternating with two Palets Azure a Bordure Gules flory on the inner edge Or; the Shield ensigned by a Mural Crown Or." The motto is 'CORDE UNO SAPIENTES SIMUS' which translates as "With one heart let us be men and women of understanding".[4]

Lender option borrower option loans

The council has long term lender option borrower option loans (LOBOs) totalling £79.5 million with Barclays, Dexia and Siemens Financial Services.[5]

See also

External links

  • Cambridgeshire County Council


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  2. ^ a b "Cambridgeshire County Council". BBC News. 5 May 2017. Retrieved 5 May 2017. 
  3. ^ a b . Cambridgeshire County Council Retrieved 2016-12-02.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 April 2012. Retrieved 12 January 2014. 
  5. ^ 24 Jul 2015 Cambridge News Cambridgeshire County Council’s £45m annual interest bill
New creation County council
1889 – 1965
Succeeded by
Cambridgeshire and Isle of Ely County Council
Preceded by
Cambridgeshire and Isle of Ely County Council
Huntingdon and Peterborough County Council
County council
1974 – present
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