Cornwall Council is a unitary authority with 123 councillors, who are elected every four years. Its current political make up is 47 Conservatives, 40 Liberal Democrats, 30 Independents, 4 Mebyon Kernow, 1 Labour and 1 councillor who has no specified political affiliation. The Leader of the Council appoints a group of nine councillors, who together with the Leader form the Cabinet.
It was created on 1 April 2009 by merging Cornwall County Council and the six borough and district councils in Cornwall - Caradon, Carrick, Kerrier, North Cornwall, Restormel and Penwith. It is the biggest employer in Cornwall. It provides a wide range of services to more than half a million residents.
Council staff are based in offices, depots and facilities across Cornwall. Advice and information about council services are available through an extensive network of one stop shops, a mobile out and about service, our call centre and our website.
In future we hope to provide a wider range of council service information in facilities like leisure centres and children's centres.