Information about Councillors
We have 48 Councillors and the Council is divided into 16 wards. All Councillors are elected by registered voters in their wards.
The different ward areas can be found on the.
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To find out contact details for our Councillors please use our Councillors search page.
You can use the Councillor search tool to find out the following information:
- Councillor search (by ward, political party or alphabetically) *
- Councillor contact details
- How to make a councillor complaint
- Councillor attendance summary
Please Note: If you do not know your ward, you can find out by entering your postcode into our About My Area tool.
Councillors have regular contact with the public through either Committee meetings, telephone calls or surgeries.
Councillor surgeries provide an opportunity for you to talk to your councillor face to face.
Your Councillor may share information about you, details can be found in the Councillors Privacy Notice.
The Role of a Councillor
Councillors decide which policies we should take forward and ensure that they are carried out. These decisions are made at Committee meetings. They also monitor services to make sure that they are delivered well and offer value for money to taxpayers.
A local councillor covers a ward area and is there to represent the views of local people. They also assist people in need or help people to access public services. Councillors also help with local campaigns and work in the best interests of the city and their local neighbourhood.
Councillors are not paid but receive an allowance to help them in their work. Details of all allowances paid can be found on the Councillor allowances page.