Hertfordshire County Council

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Hertfordshire County Council
Coat of arms or logo
Chairman of the Council
Richard Thake, Conservative
Leader of the Council
David Williams, Conservative
Seats 78
Joint committees
East of England Local Government Association
51 / 78
18 / 78
9 / 78
First past the post
Last election
4 May 2017
Meeting place
County Hall Hertford - geograph.org.uk - 83636.jpg
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 2017, it consists of 78 councillors, and is controlled by the Conservative Party, which has 51 councillors, versus 18 Liberal Democrats and 9 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.

Conservative candidates represent most of the county's rural areas, and almost all of eastern Hertfordshire is Conservative-controlled. St Albans, Three Rivers and Watford are Liberal Democrat strong areas, whilst Stevenage is Labour's strongest area. All seats in the districts of Broxbourne and East Hertfordshire are represented by Conservative councillors.


The Cabinet consists of the Leader of the Council and other Executive Members.[1]

Office Name Party
Leader of the County Council David Williams Conservative
Deputy Leader Teresa Heritage Conservative
Executive Member for Resources, Property and the Economy David Williams Conservative
Executive Member for Transformation, Performance and Waste Management Derrick Ashley Conservative
Executive Member for Education and Skills Terry Douris Conservative
Executive Member for Hertfordshire Local and Libraries Christopher Hayward Conservative
Executive Member for Highways Ralph Sangster Conservative
Executive Member for Children's Services Teresa Heritage Conservative
Executive Member for Adult Care and Health Colette Wyatt-Lowe Conservative
Executive Member for Health and Adult Care Colette Wyatt-Lowe Conservative

Council history

Year Control
1973 No overall control
1977 Conservative
1981 Conservative
1985 No overall control
1989 Conservative
1993 No overall control
1997 No overall control
2001 Conservative
2005 Conservative
2009 Conservative


  1. ^ http://www.hertsdirect.org/your-council/councillors/ccandpan2/cabinet09//

External links

  • Official Hertfordshire County Council website
  • Official Hertfordshire County Council careers website

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