Local councillors

Find your local councillor, what councillors do, how to become a councillor, allowances and expenses.

Your local councillor

The council is made up of 57 councillors, representing 21 wards. Each ward has either 2 or 3 councillors. 

Find your councillor

To find your local councillor you can:

Find your ward

If you do not know which ward you live in, you can search for your ward.

The political structure of the council

The current political structure of the council is:

  • Labour – 47 councillors
  • Liberal Democrats – 7 councillors
  • Independent – 1 councillor
  • 2 vacancies

View all councillors by political party.

How councillors are elected

Councillors are elected by residents of that ward every 4 years. The last local full council election took place on 5 May 2022. Go to local elections – May 2022.

Sometimes by-elections are also held. Find out more about upcoming elections.