County Council is made up of 81 democratically elected Councillors (also referred to as Members) represent the
people of Surrey. The County Council meets approximately every six
weeks on a Tuesday. The meetings are open to the public, although
the public are not able to participate in the meeting.
The Council sets the framework within which the Cabinet operates
through the corporate plan, budget and major policy plans. It
elects the Chairman and Vice-Chairman of the Council annually and
appoints the committees of the Council. It also elects the Leader
of the Council for a four year period and may remove him/her from
Chairman of the Council
The Chairman of the Council presides over meetings of the County Council and acts
as the principal spokesman for the Council on civic and ceremonial
occasions. The Chairman also fulfils a range of ceremonial and
public functions as the civic leader of the Council. The Chairman
always acts on behalf of the whole Council.
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