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Frances Button

Frances Button
04 June 2009
04 May 1989
Oxhey Park
Members' Support Office
County Hall
Pegs Lane
SG13 8DE
07818 580077

As is the case with every County Councillor, I have a locality budget to spend on community projects in the division. Follow the links for more details of the scheme and details of the applications previously agreed and declined can be found by following the links in the Members' Locality Budget section below

Locality Budget Scheme Allocations

Details of received applications


Highways Locality Budget Scheme

Details of allocations

Chairman of the County Council

Election History

Thu 4 May 1989 Thu 7 Jun 2001  
Thu 4 Jun 2009  

Party Representation History

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ConservativeThu 4 Jun 2009

Division Representation History

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RickmansworthThu 4 May 1989 Thu 6 May 1993
Oxhey ParkFri 7 May 1993 Thu 7 Jun 2001
Oxhey ParkThu 4 Jun 2009

Current Committee Memberships

Past Committee Memberships

Current Outside Body Appointments

Past Outside Body Appointments

Not a past member of any Outside Body.

Personal Register of Interests

Meeting Declarations

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My front-line role

I am the Conservative Councillor for Oxhey Park division. The ‘Your Community’ section provides local service information, news, events and contacts about the area.

I represent the interests of 14,000 residents of the three wards of Carpenders Park, Moor Park & Eastbury and Oxhey Hall on the County Council. My county division is unusual in that it falls within two different parliamentary constituencies. I work closely with both Members of Parliament, David Gauke who represents South West Hertfordshire and Richard Harrington who represents Watford.

Whilst this Division sits entirely within Three Rivers District, two wards (Carpenders Park and Oxhey Hall) are in Watford Rural Parish Council and one ward (Moor Park & Eastbury) is in the Rickmansworth unparished area. I work closely with the Three Rivers District Councillors, the Watford Rural Parish Councillors for the same areas, and also with active residents’ associations and community groups.

Residents who wish to raise any issue with me are welcome to do so at any time, whether by e-mail, letter or telephone. I will always deal promptly with casework issues.

As is the case with every County Councillor, I have a locality budget to spend on community projects in the division. Follow the links for more details of the scheme and see below for details of applicatoins I have previously agreed and declined.

My County Council responsibilities

I was elected as Chairman of Hertfordshire County Council on 19th May 2015.  Until May 2015 I was the Executive Member for Customer Service, Performance and Libraries having previously held Cabinet Responsibility for Education & Skills and Transformation.

In the 1990s I was the first chairman of the County Council’s Standards Committee, before the Chairman had to be independent of the Council. I have previously served on the Police Authority. Under a previous administration, I held the Conservative Education portfolio.

I am also a School Governor at St Meryl School, Carpender's Park.

Appointments to Outside Bodies

University of Hertfordshire - The University Court (Ex officio)

Hertfordshire Educational Foundation (Ex officio)

Personal, professional and political details

I have lived in my division of Oxhey Park for over 35 years. My first degree is in mathematics and statistics, and I hold a Masters Degree in Business Administration which was taken as a mature student. My professional background is in finance and, while my family was growing up, in teaching. I became a Three Rivers District Councillor in 1988, serving for eight years and Chairing the Environment Committee. I was first elected to the County Council in 1989. I stood down in 2001 to pursue a full-time career in school administration and I was re-elected in 2009.