Worcestershire County - Council
Type
Type
Leadership
Chair of the Council
Cllr Peter Tomlinson, Conservative
since 16 May 2019
Leader of the Council
Cllr Simon Geraghty, Conservative
since 14 January 2016
Chief executive
Paul Robinson
since March 2018
Structure
Seats57 councillors[1]
Political groups
Administration
  Conservative (45)
Other parties
  Labour (3)
  Liberal Democrats (4)
  Green Party (3)
  Independent (2)
Length of term
4 years
Elections
First past the post
Last election
6 May 2021
Next election
8 May 2025
Meeting place
County Hall, Worcester
Website
www.worcestershire.gov.uk

Worcestershire County Council is the county council for the non-metropolitan county of Worcestershire in England. The most recent elections to it were in 2021. Worcestershire County Council has its headquarters at County Hall in Worcester, which was also the headquarters for the preceding Hereford and Worcester County Council.[2]

Worcestershire County Council was created in 1889; it was abolished in 1974 and replaced by Hereford and Worcester County Council, and was eventually recreated in 1998. It consists of 57 Councillors elected every four years, and is currently controlled by the Conservative Party.[1]

Governance

Worcestershire County Council currently operates using a Leader and Cabinet system.

The Council is currently composed of 57 councillors, the majority representing a single-member division. Elections are held every four years; the last in 2017.

Cabinet

Worcestershire County Council's cabinet is composed of nine Conservative councillors and the Conservative Leader of the council. Cabinet members work closely with the directors and professional officers of the council to ensure the successful implementation of the decisions they make.[3]

Title Councillor
Leader of the Council Cllr Simon Geraghty
Adult Services Cllr Adrian Hardman
Children and Families Cllr Andy Roberts
Communities Cllr Lucy Hodgson
Economy and Infrastructure Cllr Ken Pollock
Education and skills Cllr Marcus Hart
Health and Wellbeing Cllr John Smith
Highways Cllr Alan Amos
Transformation and Commissioning Cllr Karen May

References

  1. ^ a b "Worcestershire County Council: Election 2017 Results". BBC. Retrieved 23 August 2019.
  2. ^ "Complaints Department". Worcestershire County Council. Retrieved 23 August 2019.
  3. ^ Manninen, Terhi. "Cabinet". C. Retrieved 29 March 2021.
New creation Cam 1889 – 1974 Succeeded byHereford and Worcester County Council Preceded byHereford and Worcester County Council County council 1998 – present Current