Hampshire County Council

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Hampshire County Council
Hampshire County Council coat of arms.jpg
Coat of arms
Type
Type
Leadership
Leader
Structure
Seats 78[1]
57 / 78
18 / 78
2 / 78
1 / 78
Elections
First past the post
Last election
7 May 2017
Next election
2021
Meeting place
Castle Hill, Winchester[2]
Website
www.hants.gov.uk

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.

Responsibilities

The council is responsible for public services [3] 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,[4]

Local government

District and borough councils that govern within Hampshire include:[5]

Elections

The most recent Hampshire County Council elections were held on 4 May 2017.[6]

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.[7]

Notable members

References

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 1 August 2010. Retrieved 28 March 2010. 
  2. ^ "Map" (PDF). Hampshire County Council. Retrieved 2 September 2017. 
  3. ^ "About the Council | About the Council | Hantsweb". .hants.gov.uk. Retrieved 2017-09-02. 
  4. ^ "Public Health in Hampshire | Hantsweb". .hants.gov.uk. 2015-09-16. Retrieved 2017-09-02. 
  5. ^ "About the Council | About the Council | Hantsweb". .hants.gov.uk. Retrieved 2017-09-02. 
  6. ^ "2013 County Election". Hampshire County Council. Retrieved 2013-05-24. 
  7. ^ "Hampshire County Council County Elections". hants.gov.uk. 
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