Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to a newer version or another browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

Two vie for CCN leadership as Carter stands down

  • 1 Comment

Leadership of the County Councils Network (CCN) is being contested for what is believed to be the first time.

Conservative members are voting for their new group leader between Staffordshire CC leader Phil Atkins and Hertfordshire CC leader David Williams.

Kent CC leader Paul Carter has been chair since 2015 and has decided to stand down in September.

Given the overwhelming Tory majority on CCN whoever wins that contest will become chair, with the result due on 8 July and the winner formally taking office at CCN’s September annual general meeting.

CCN was set up as a special interest group within the Local Government Association when that was formed in 1997, replacing the old Association of County Councils, one of the LGA’s predecessor bodies.

Cllr Carter’s predecessors were

Peter Chalke (Con), Wiltshire (1997-2000)

Joan Taylor (Lab), Nottinghamshire (2000-01)

Nick Skellett (Con), Surrey (2001-04)

Ken Thornber (Con), Hampshire (2004-07)

Tim Palmer (Con), Dorset (2007-10)

Robert Gordon (Con), Hertfordshire (2010-13)

David Hodge (Con), Surrey (2013-15)






  • 1 Comment

Readers' comments (1)

  • David Walliams writes brilliant books for children

    Unsuitable or offensive? Report this comment

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions.

Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.