Huntingdonshire District Council consists of
52 Members, otherwise known as councillors. Councillors must be
registered voters in Huntingdonshire or live or work within the
District. Further details, including the roles and functions of
Councillors are available in Part
2 Article 2 of the Constitution.
The Annual meeting in May elects the Chairman,
Vice-Chairman and, once every four years the Leader of the Council.
While the Chairman and Vice-Chairman in effect have ceremonial
roles to play, the Leader is concerned more with the political and
service aspects of the Council and of its relationship with
Huntingdonshire residents and organisations, and local and national
government. The Leader acts as Chairman of the Executive (Cabinet)
and appoints the Deputy Leader and Portfolio Holders.
Council meets in February of each year to
approve the budget and set the Council Tax and on other agreed
dates throughout the year.
Further details, including the functions and
types of Council meetings, are available in Part
2 Article 4 of the District Council’s Constitution.