County council (England)

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County councils were established by the Local Government Act 1972, as amended by the Local Government Act 1985. It declared that there would be one for each non-metropolitan county, and its name would be "The County Council" with the name of the county. Since 1972, there have been various boundary and structural changes. The county councils of Cornwall, Northumberland, Shropshire, Wiltshire, and Durham have the right to remove the word "County" from their names (SI 2009/837). This leaves us with:

Defunct County Councils on WhatDoTheyKnow

The following county councils were listed on WhatDoTheyKnow, and are shown for information purposes only. No further requests to them can be made, and information that they may have historically held should be requested from their successor bodies.