Devon County Council

Devon County Council is the county council administering the English county of Devon. Based in the city of Exeter, the council covers the non-metropolitan county area of Devon. Members of the council (councillors) are elected every four years to represent the electorate of each county division, almost all being nominated by the major national political parties.

Devon County Council
Type
Type
Leadership
Chair of the Council
Cllr Jeffrey Trail, Conservative
since 27 May 2021
Leader of the Council
Cllr John Hart,
Conservative
Chief executive
Phil Norrey
since February 2006
Structure
Seats60 (31 needed for a majority)
Political groups
Administration
  Conservative (39)
Other parties
  Liberal Democrat (9)
  Labour (7)
  Green (2)
  Independent (3)
Length of term
4 years
Elections
First-past-the-post
Last election
6 May 2021
Next election
May 2025
Meeting place
County Hall,
Exeter,
Devon,
United Kingdom
Website
new.devon.gov.uk

The population of the area administered by the council was estimated at 795,286 in 2018,[1] making it the largest local authority in South West England.

Devon is an area with "two-tier" local government, meaning that the county is divided into non-metropolitan districts carrying out less strategic functions, such as taking most planning decisions. In Devon there are eight such districts, each with its own district, borough, or city council.