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 49 councils across England and Wales (50 including Argyll and Bute 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 £5.2 billion pounds of public spending each year through having a Lib Dem Leader or Deputy Leader.

Cllr Steve Jordan, Leader of the Council
Cheltenham Borough Council

Cllr Mark Cory, Leader of the Council
Colchester Borough Council

Cllr David Tutt, Leader of the Council
Eastbourne Borough Council

Cllr Keith House, Leader of the Council
Eastleigh Borough Council

Cllr Martin Cox, Leader of the Council
Maidstone Borough Council

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

Cllr Giles Archibald, Leader of the Council
South Lakeland District Council

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

Cllr Sara Bedford, Leader of the Council
Three Rivers District Council

Cllr David Neighbour, Leader of the Council
Hart 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 Liz Green, 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, 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 Distrcit Council

Cllr Joe Harris, Leader of the Council
Cotswold District Council

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

Cllr Gordon Hook, 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 Counicl

Cllr Dine Romero, 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 Vikki Slade, Leader of the Council
Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council

Cllr Steve Darling, Leader of the Council
Torbay Council

Cllr Ros Wykes, Leader of the Council
Mendip District Council

Cllr Sue Cooper, Leader of the Council
South Oxfordshire District Council

Cllr Chris White, Leader of the Council
St Alban's District Council

Cllr Caroline Reeves, Leader of the Council
Guildford Borough Council

Cllr Dr James Walsh, Leader of the Council
Arun District Council 

Mayor Dave Hodgson MBE, Elected Mayor
Bedford Borough Council

Mayor Peter Taylor, Elected Mayor
Watford Borough Council

Cllr Adam Paynter, Deputy Leader of the Council
Cornwall Council

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

Cllr Tom Wells, Deputy Leader of the Council
Malvern Hills District Council

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

Cllr Paul Follows, Deputy Leader of the Council
Waverley Borough Council

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

Cllr Karen King, Deputy Leader of the Council
Redcar & Cleveland Council

Cllr Fran Oborski, Deputy Leader of the Council
Wyre Forest District Council

Cllr Margaret Lishman, Deputy Leader of the Council
Burnley Borough Council

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

Cllr David Whipp, Deputy Leader of the Council
Pendle Borough Council

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