Executive post

Council Chairperson



The Chairperson is elected by the County Council on an annual basis. The Chairperson’s responsibilities include:


·         upholding and promoting the Council’s Constitution

·         presiding over Council meetings so that its business can be carried out efficiently and with regard to the rights of councillors and the interests of the community

·         ensuring that the Council meeting is a forum for the debate of matters of concern to the local community and a place where members who are not on the Executive are able to hold the Executive and Committee chairs to account.

·         promoting public involvement in the Council’s activities

·         acting as the conscience of the Council

·         attending civic and ceremonial functions

Post is held by