Staffordshire County Council

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Staffordshire County Council
Arms of Staffordshire County Council
Chairman of the County Council
Cllr Michael Greatorex
Since 25 May 2017
Leader of the Council
Cllr Philip Atkins OBE, Conservative
Since May 2009
Chief Executive
John Henderson
Since May 2015
Seats 62 councillors
Staffordshire County Council composition
Political groups
     Conservative (51)
Other Parties
     Labour (10)
     Independent (1)
Length of term
4 years
First past the post
Last election
4 May 2017
Next election
6 May 2021
Meeting place
County Buildings, Stafford

Staffordshire County Council is the top-tier local authority for the non-metropolitan county of Staffordshire, England.

62 councillors sit on Staffordshire County Council. Staffordshire operates a cabinet-style council. The full council elects a cabinet of 10 councillors, including the council leader, from the majority party. Each cabinet member has their own portfolio about which they make the "day to day" decisions.[1][2]

Latest Council election results

Staffordshire County Council Election, 2013
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 34 -15
  Labour 24 +21
  UKIP 2 -2
  Independent 2 +2
Staffordshire County Council election, 2009
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 49 +22 109699
  Liberal Democrat 4 +2
  UKIP 4 +4
  Labour 3 -29 46315


  1. ^ "Role of County Council". Staffordshire County Council. Retrieved 2010-05-05. 
  2. ^ "Role of the Cabinet". Staffordshire County Council. Retrieved 2010-05-05. 
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