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Who is the Chairman of the County Council

The Chairman is elected by the whole County Council to chair and control the proceedings of Full Council Meetings in a non-political, fair and neutral manner,  ultimately having the 'casting vote' on the decisions made.

All Full Council Meetings are webcast and can be watched online

What does the Chairman do?

  • Hosts Receptions, Afternoon Teas and Celebration Evenings to show the County's appreciation for Services given to the people of the County by Communities, Volunteers, Groups and individuals.

  • Promotes the Objectives and Services of the County Council and Staffordshire itself.

  • Supports the Core Values with the Council's PDF Document Strategic Plan 2018 to 2022 (790Kb) Charity

The current Chairman and Vice-Chairman were elected on 25 May 2017.

Mr Michael Greatorexchair

Michael was born in Winster, Derbyshire and has worked for many Local Authorities around the Country. He has a degree in Law (LL.B Hons).

His wife, Moira, supports him as Chairman’s Consort.

He took an active interest in local politics following his retirement and he was first elected to Tamworth Borough Council in 2010 where he is still a Member. He was elected to Staffordshire County Council in 2013. 

His interests are local and family history, architecture (visiting old buildings), heritage, football and reading. 

The Vice Chairman is Kath Perry

vice chair

Kath was born and educated in Staffordshire and has spent most of her working life here.

She has also forged a career in music as a singer, working with professional acts ranging from groups to an eighteen piece dance band.  Singing is something that she still very much enjoys and it has enabled her to raise a great deal of money for various good causes. She enjoys local history, reading and meeting people.

She has been a member of the Conservative Party for a number of years has been a Parish Councillor and a South Staffordshire District Councillor representing Gt Wyrley since 1995. She became a County Councillor representing Cheslyn Hay, Essington and Great Wyrley Division in 2005.

You can view a list of past chairmen from 1889 to present day.

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