The Chairman of Norfolk County Council is Margaret Stone (Cons).

The Vice-Chairman is Harry Humphrey (Cons).

The main duty of the Chairman is to chair meetings of full council.  The Chairman is the civic ambassador for the authority, and represents the council at events including citizenship ceremonies, remembrance, community events and royal visits.

The Chairman receives invitations from all parts of the community and attends as many as possible throughout the year.  The Chairman is non-political and cannot be involved with political or contentious events.

The Chairman's theme for this year is celebrating inspirational women of the past in Norfolk and inspiring women of the future.

“We will champion high aspirations for all women in Norfolk by showing there are no boundaries to their attainment.  Self belief and aiming high must be the norm not the exception - inspire women to have high professional ambitions, and challenge stereotypes that perpetuate inequality.”

Inspiring Norfolk Women

Councillor Margaret Stone was elected to Norfolk County Council in May 2013. Before that, she was chairman of Emmaus Norwich, a charity which helps to restore the lives of homeless people. Councillor Stone's professional life was spent as a researcher into rheumatological conditions.

In 2017, Councillor Stone was elected Vice-Chairman of the County Council and in May 2018 she was elected as Chairman.

Her theme for the year is inspiring the women of Norfolk and celebrating Norfolk women of the past.

View a personal statement from Councillor Stone

Chairman's Office
Democratic Services
Ground Floor South Wing
County Hall
Martineau Lane


Chairman's engagements

29 September - Unveiling of the Victoria Cross Commemorative Paving Stone, Norwich

23 September - Commemoration of the Centenary of the RAF, Neatishead

22 September - Joan Mann Special Sports Day, RAF Mildenhall

21 September - Norfolk and Norwich Law Society Annual Dinner, Norwich

20 September - 200th Third Thursday Lecture, Norwich 

18 September - RBL Norfolk Presidents Reception, Norwich

16 September - Norfolk and Norwich / Koblenz Friendship Association Birthday Lunch, Hethersett

16 September - Battle of Britain Civic Service, Norwich Cathedral 

14 September - Battle of Britain Commemorative Event, County Hall 

12 September - Summer Reading Challenge Medal Ceremony, Norwich 

10 September - Official Opening of the Service in the Norwich and King’s Lynn Coroner’s Courts, Norwich

10 September - Opening of Battle of Britain week, City Hall, Norwich

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