Devon County Council is the county council administering the English county of Devon. Based in the city of Exeter, the council covers the non-metropolitan county area of Devon. Members of the council (councillors) are elected every four years to represent the electorate of each county division, almost all being nominated by the major national political parties.
The population of the area administered by the council is estimated at 754,700, making it the largest local authority in South West England.
Devon is an area with "two-tier" local government, meaning that the county is divided into non-metropolitan districts carrying out less strategic functions, such as taking most planning decisions. In Devon there are eight such districts, each with its own district, borough, or city council.
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... Local elections in Devon are held every four years in order to vote for councillors on Devon County Council ... Politically Devon is a shire county, thus the unitary authority areas of Plymouth and Torbay are not affected by the governance of Devon County Council ... There are a total of 62 councillors on the council, the majority of which are currently Conservative ...
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