Cllr Nicholas Rushton

Title: Leader of the Council


Party: Conservative

Political grouping: Conservative

Committee appointments

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Nicholas Rushton lives in Ashby de la Zouch, in Northwest Leicestershire. He has been the Leader of Leicestershire County Council since 2012 and leads for the Council on Strategic Affairs, External Relations, Housing growth and developer contributions, Economic Development, Regulatory Services and Resilience, and Minerals and Waste planning. He has been Chairman of the Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Combined Fire Authority since 2015. Nicholas is also a board member of the Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership.


Nicholas has been a county councillor from 1989-93 and again from 2001 to present. He also sits on Northwest Leicestershire District Council and Ashby Town Council since 1986 and he is currently lead member for Finance and Resources for both councils.


On the national scene, Nick is a member of the Local Government Association’s Executive Board, where he is the East Midlands representative and is the national spokesman on Finance for the County Councils Network. He is also an Executive Board member of East Midlands Councils and is a Board member of the Midlands Engine and Midlands Connect Strategic Steering Group.


Outside of politics, Nicholas is a successful businessman, is married to Daniella and his son Bertie, is studying for a degree in Politics and History at King’s College, London.