Wiltshire Cooncil

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Wiltshire Cooncil
Founded1 April 2009[a]
Precedit biWiltshire Coonty Cooncil
Cllr Allison Bucknell
Syne 16 May 2017
Leader o the Cooncil
Seats98 cooncillors
Wiltshire Council composition
Poleetical groups
     Conservative (67)
Aither pairties
     Leeberal Democrats (20)
     Independent (8)
     Labour (3)
Lenth o term
4 years
First past the post
Last election
4 May 2017
Neist election
6 May 2021
Meeting place
Coonty Hall at Trowbridge
Coonty Hall, Trowbridge

Wiltshire Cooncil is a cooncil fur the unitary authority o Wiltshire (withoot the separate UA o Swindon) in Sooth Wast Ingland, creatit in 2009. It is wis precetit by the Wiltshire Coonty Cooncil (1889-2009) an the four district cooncils o Kennet, North Wiltshire, Salisbury, an Wast Wiltshire, aw o whit were creatit in 1974 an abolished in 2009.

Wirk o the Cooncil[eedit | eedit soorce]

The unitary authority provides local government services tae 435,000 Wiltshire residents an is the lairgest employer in the coonty, bein responseeble fur schuils, social services, rubbage pick up, coonty roads, plannin, an leisur services.

Politics[eedit | eedit soorce]

The current composeetion o the cooncil.

Poleetical group Cooncillors
2009 2013 2017 Current
Conservative 62 58 68 67
Leeberal Democrats 24 27 20 20
Independent 7 8 7 8
Labour 2 4 3 3
Devizes Guardians 3 0 0 0
UK Unthirldom Pairty 0 1 0 0
Total 98 98 98 98
  1. County council gained unitary authority functions.
  2. Leader of Wiltshire County Council from 2003.