The town is administered by Saffron Walden Town Council, a council of 16 members. It is currently controlled by the Conservative Party with one Liberal Democrat as opposition. time. The town's mayor is Conservative Councillor David Watson. The Town Clerk is Simon Lloyd having recently replaced Malcolm White who had held the post since 1976. The youngest Councillor ever elected to the council was David-James Sadler at 21 years old in 2007 (and re-elected in 2011).
The town is divided into three wards: Audley (named after Audley End house) represents the west area of Saffron Walden including the village of Audley End; Castle takes its name from Saffron Walden Castle and represents the north area of Saffron Walden, the village of Little Walden and the large rural areas north of the Town; Shire (formerly Plantation) represents the southern part of Saffron Walden. Sewards End was once a ward, but it has recently become its own Parish.
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