The future of the English County Council

Thursday 9 March
6.30 - 8.15 pm
The Stripe Theatre, University of Winchester, Sparkford Road, Winchester, SO22 4NR

​This talk will be given by Paul Carter, Leader of Kent County Council​

The government's big local government agenda all revolves around devolution to city and county regions. But devolution deals have been much harder to agree in English shire counties. Many have chosen not to get involved or say that too little is on offer. Other voices have suggested radical changes in the shire counties, abolishing district councils and forming smaller, single tier councils.

Are we on the verge of the death of the English county council, or is there a bright future ahead?

Cllr Paul Carter, Leader of Kent County Council, is one of England's most respected county leaders.

Paul has been an elected County Councillor for Kent County Council for 20 years representing the Maidstone Rural North ward. He was first elected in 1997 and appointed Leader of the Council in 2005. Paul also represents the County Council Network (CCN) for England as their Chairman.

Cash Bar.

This is part of the Centre for English Identity and Politics.

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