Lancashire County Council

Lancashire County Council is the upper-tier local authority for the non-metropolitan county of Lancashire, England. It currently consists of 84 councillors, and is controlled by the Labour Party, who have 44 councillors, versus 31 Conservative councillors, 6 Liberal Democrats and one independent. The council is led by Hazel Harding. She chairs a cabinet of 10 councillors who each have responsibility for particular functions of the council. The Chief Executive is Ged Fitzgerald who was appointed in 2008 and heads the Council's 40,000-strong workforce.


The council was first set up under 1889 under the Local Government Act 1888, covering the administrative county. It was reconstituted under the Local Government Act 1972 to cover a different territory. In the 1990s, Blackburn with Darwen and Blackpool left the area covered by the council.

Political makeup

Elections are held every four years.

Year Conservative Party Labour Liberal Democrats
2005 31 44 6

Year Control
2004 LAB
2003 LAB
2002 LAB
2000 LAB
1999 LAB
1998 LAB
1996 LAB
1995 LAB
1994 LAB
1992 NOC
1991 NOC
1990 CON
1988 CON
1987 CON
1986 NOC
1984 CON
1983 CON
1982 CON
1980 CON
1979 CON
1978 CON
1976 CON
1973 NOC


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