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Hampshire County Council

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
Coat of arms or logo
Coat of arms
Type
Type
Leadership
Chair of the Council
Cllr Charles Choudhary
since 17 May 2019[1]
Leader of the Council
Cllr Keith Mans, Conservative
since 17 May 2019[2]
Chief executive
John Coughlan
since 2nd November 2015
Structure
Seats78 councillors[3]
Hampshire County Council composition
Political groups
Administration
     Conservative (56)
Other parties
     Liberal Democrat (19)
     Labour (2)
     Community Campaign (Hart) (1)
Length of term
4 years
Elections
First past the post
Last election
7 May 2017
Next election
May 2021
Meeting place
Council Offices, The Castle, Winchester - geograph.org.uk - 3273582.jpg
Castle Hill, Winchester[4]
Website
www.hants.gov.uk

Hampshire County Council is currently controlled by the Conservative Party.

ResponsibilitiesEdit

The council is responsible for public services [5] such as:

  • Highway management
  • Waste disposal
  • Children's services (including supporting schools, families and young people)
  • Social care
  • Libraries
  • Discovery Centres
  • Country parks
  • Public Health,[6]

Local governmentEdit

ElectionsEdit

The most recent Hampshire County Council elections were held on 4 May 2017.[8]

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.[9]

Notable membersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "New Leader and Chairman for Hampshire County Council". Hantsweb. Hampshire County Council. Retrieved 23 July 2019.
  2. ^ "New Leader and Chairman for Hampshire County Council". Hantsweb. Hampshire County Council. Retrieved 23 July 2019.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 1 August 2010. Retrieved 28 March 2010.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "Map" (PDF). Hampshire County Council. Retrieved 2 September 2017.
  5. ^ "About the Council | About the Council | Hantsweb". .hants.gov.uk. Retrieved 2 September 2017.
  6. ^ "Public Health in Hampshire | Hantsweb". .hants.gov.uk. 16 September 2015. Retrieved 2 September 2017.
  7. ^ "About the Council | About the Council | Hantsweb". .hants.gov.uk. Retrieved 2 September 2017.
  8. ^ "2013 County Election". Hampshire County Council. Retrieved 24 May 2013.
  9. ^ "Hampshire County Council County Elections". hants.gov.uk.