Our local councils

The Liberal Democrats have over just over 2,500 councillors in England and Wales and just under 2,600 councillors across the UK, currently leading or having the deputy leadership in 44 councils across England and Wales (49 including Argyll and Bute, East Dunbartonshire and Highland Council in Scotland).


Over 3.5 million people live in council areas with a Lib Dem Leader or Deputy Leader.

Liberal Democrats control or influence over £5 billion pounds of public spending each year through having a Lib Dem Leader or Deputy Leader.

Cllr Lucy Nethsingha, Leader of the Council
Cambridgeshire County Council

Cllr Rowena Hay, Leader of the Council
Cheltenham Borough Council

Cllr Amanda Hopgood, Leader of the Council
Durham County Council

Cllr David Tutt, Leader of the Council
Eastbourne Borough Council

Cllr Keith House, Leader of the Council
Eastleigh Borough Council

Cllr David Neighbour, Leader of the Council
Hart District Council

Cllr John Boyce, Leader of the Council
Oadby and Wigston Borough Council

Cllr Liz Leffman, Leader of the Council
Oxfordshire County Council

Cllr Jonathan Brook, Leader of the Council
South Lakeland District Council

Cllr Ruth Dombey OBE, Leader of the Council
Sutton London Borough Council

Cllr Sarah Nelmes, Leader of the Council
Three Rivers District Council

Cllr Keith Aspden, Leader of the Council
City of York Council

Cllr Bridget Smith, Leader of the Council
South Cambridgeshire District Council

Cllr Lawrence Nichols, Leader of the Council 
Spelthorne Borough Council

Cllr Andreas Kirsch, Leader of the Council
Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames

Cllr Gareth Roberts, Leader of the Council
London Borough of Richmond upon Thames

Cllr Gerald Vernon Jackson CBE, Leader of the Council
Portsmouth City Council

Cllr Val Keitch, Leader of the Council
South Somerset District Council

Cllr Sarah Butikofer, Leader of the Council
North Norfolk District Council

Cllr Stephen Robinson, Leader of the Council
Chelmsford City Council

Cllr Federica Smith-Roberts, Leader of the Council
Somerset West & Taunton District Council

Cllr Joe Harris, Leader of the Council
Cotswold District Council

Cllr Stuart Bray, Leader of the Council
Hickley & Bosworth District Council

Cllr Alan Connett, Leader of the Council
Teignbridge District Council

Cllr Emily Smith, Leader of the Council
Vale of White Horse District Council

Cllr Lucille Thompson, Leader of the Council
Winchester City Council

Cllr Stephen Cooksey, Leader of the Council
Mole Valley District Council

Cllr Kevin Guy, Leader of the Council
Bath & North East Somerset Council

Cllr David Worden, Leader of the Council
North Devon District Council

Cllr Viginia Taylor, Leader of the Council
Eden District Council

Cllr Steve Darling, Leader of the Council
Torbay Council

Cllr Ros Wykes, Leader of the Council
Mendip District Council

Cllr David Rouane, Leader of the Council
South Oxfordshire District Council

Cllr Chris White, Leader of the Council
St Albans District Council

Mayor Dave Hodgson MBE, Elected Mayor
Bedford Borough Council

Mayor Peter Taylor, Elected Mayor
Watford Borough Council

Cllr Paul Follows, Leader of the Council
Waverley Borough Council

Cllr James MacCleary, Deputy Leader of the Council
Lewes District Council

Cllr Jan Harwood, Deputy Leader of the Council
Guildford Borough Council

Cllr Steve Carr, Deputy Leader
Broxtowe Borough Council

Cllr Peter Thornton, Deputy Leader of the Council
Cumbria County Council

Cllr Mike Bell, Deputy Leader of the Council
North Somerset Council

Cllr Paul Clark, Deputy Leader of the Council
North Herts District Council

Cllr Alison Barnes, Deputy Leader of the Council
Redcar & Cleveland Council

Cllr Sue Prochak, Deputy Leader of the Council
Rother District Council

Cllr Robin Bradburn, Deputy Leader of the Council
Milton Keynes Council