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Political Arrangements

The County Council has 84 electoral divisions and elections take place every four years. The political composition of the County Council is as follows:

 
Conservative
 
45 members
 
UKIP
 
17 members
 
Labour
 
13 members
 
Liberal Democrat
 
7 members
 
Independents Group
 
2 members

The Leader of Kent County Council is Paul Carter.

There is a Cabinet of executive Members which meets regularly to debate policy issues and make key decisions.

 
The Cabinet comprises:
Paul Carter CBE Leader and Cabinet Member for Business Strategy, Audit & Transformation
John Simmonds MBE Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Finance & Procurement
David Brazier Cabinet Member for Environment & Transport
Gary Cooke Cabinet Member for Corporate & Democratic Services
Mark Dance Cabinet Member for Economic Development
Graham Gibbens Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care & Public Health
Roger Gough Cabinet Member for Education & Health Reform
Mike Hill Cabinet Member for Community Services
Bryan Sweetland Cabinet Member for Commercial & Traded Services
Peter Oakford Cabinet Member for Specialist Children’s Services