Wiltshire Council

Wiltshire Council is a council for the unitary authority of Wiltshire (excluding the separate UA of Swindon) in South West England, created in 2009. It is the successor authority to Wiltshire County Council (1889–2009) and the four district councils of Kennet, North Wiltshire, Salisbury, and West Wiltshire, all of which were created in 1974 and abolished in 2009.

Wiltshire Council
Type
Type
History
Founded1 April 2009[lower-alpha 1]
Preceded byWiltshire County Council
District councils
Leadership
Chairman of the Council
Cllr Stuart Wheeler, Conservative
since 18 May 2021
Leader of the Council
Cllr Richard Clewer, Conservative
since 18 May 2021
Chief executive
Terence Herbert[1]
since 26 June 2020
Structure
Seats98 councillors
Political groups
Administration (61)
  Conservative (61)
Other parties (37)
  Liberal Democrats (27)
  Independent (7)
  Labour (3)
Length of term
4 years
Elections
First past the post
Last election
6 May 2021
Next election
May 2025
Meeting place
County Hall, Trowbridge
Website
wiltshire.gov.uk

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