Council make-up

We are a democratic organisation that comprises of 47 elected councillors (34 Conservative, 11 Labour, 1 independent and 1 Liberal Democrat) who are responsible for agreeing policies about provision of services and how the council's money is spent.

The council also employs officers who are responsible for its day-to-day management.

Councillors decide which policies the council should pursue, ensure that they are carried out and monitor services provided to ensure that they are delivered in the most efficient and effective way. This is done through a series of public meetings, which anyone can attend. Find out more about meetings.