Political Make-up

The political make-up of the Council

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.