There are 62 county councillors (also known as members) elected by those eligible to vote in elections which take place every four years.
The last elections took place on the 2 May 2013. See all the results >
The current political composition of the Council is:
- Conservative: 38
- Liberal Democrat: 10
- Labour: 7
- UK Independence: 4
- Independent: 3
Each councillor represents the people within an area known as an ‘Electoral Division’. Councillors have a number of distinct roles, namely:
- making policy and other decisions relating to the services for which, collectively, they are responsible
- looking after the interests of local people in their Electoral Division
- representing the Council at local, regional national and possibly european level.
You can search and find your county councillor online.