Avon County Council
Founded1 April 1974
Disbanded1 April 1996
Succeeded byBath and North East Somerset Council
Bristol City Council
North Somerset Council
South Gloucestershire Council
Meeting place
Avon House, Bristol

Avon County Council was the county council of the non-metropolitan county of Avon in south west England.[1] It came into its powers on 1 April 1974 and was abolished on 1 April 1996 at the same time as the county. The county council was based at Avon House in Bristol.[2] It was replaced with four authorities: Bristol City Council, South Gloucestershire Council, North Somerset Council and Bath and North East Somerset Council.[3]

Political control

From the first election to the council in 1973 political control of the council was held by the following parties:[4]

Party Tenure
No overall control 1973 – 1977
Conservative 1977 – 1981
Labour 1981 – 1985
No overall control 1985 – 1996

Council elections

County result maps

See also


  1. ^ "Avon House". Skyscrapernews.com. Retrieved 17 November 2011.
  2. ^ Whitaker's Almanack 1979, p. 630
  3. ^ "Avon (Structural Change)". Hansard. 22 February 1995. Retrieved 15 September 2019.
  4. ^ "Council compositions". The Elections Centre. Retrieved 21 October 2016.