The Council is composed of 66 Councillors
(currently one vacant seat) with one third elected three years in
four. Councillors are democratically
accountable to residents of their ward.
The overriding duty of Councillors is to the whole community, but
they have a special duty to their constituents, including those who
did not vote for them.
All Councillors meet together as the
Council. Meetings of the Council are
normally open to the public. Here
Councillors decide the Council’s overall policies and set the
budget each year. The Council will
appoint the Leader and Cabinet (the Executive) and hold the
Executive to account. There will be an
opportunity for members of the public to ask questions at Council