Cllr John Hart

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Title: Leader of the Council


Party: Conservative

Political grouping: Conservative

Committee appointments

Additional Information

First elected to Devon County Council in 1989. Has lived in Devon all his life and runs a holiday business in the South Hams.  Married with 3 children and 3 grandchildren. John Hart took control of Devon County Council in a landslide victory in 2009 and successfully retained control in 2013.


Chairman of Education 2001 – 2005 and was responsible for the successful re-organisation of education in Exeter which included the negotiation of £100 million PFI contract and the building of five new secondary and a number of primary schools and refurbishing the remainder to accommodate the new primary – secondary education system implemented throughout the city.