County Council elections are held every four years. Councillors are elected to represent each division, ensuring that the Council is accountable to local people.
The Labour Party is currently in control of Nottinghamshire County Council with a majority of one seat. This means that the Labour Party has one more seat (County Councillor) than the total of the other parties.
The current composition of the County Council, last updated in May 2013, is:
- Labour Party: 34 seats
- Conservative Party: 21 seats
- Liberal Democrats: 8 seats
- Mansfield Independent Forum: 2 seats
- Selston Area Independents: 1 seat
- Independent: 1 seat