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.
Support officer: Mrs Lisa Jablonska, Elections and Democratic Services Manager, Tel No. 01480 388004 / e-mail Lisa.Jablonska@huntingdonshire.gov.uk.