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Councillors and committees

We have 60 elected councillors. There are currently 48 Labour, 10 Conservative and 2 Liberal Democrat. The Leader of the Council is Councillor Richard Farnell as the Leader of the Labour Group.

Councillors are elected by residents and responsible for agreeing provision of services and how the council's money is spent. They represent views and opinions of individuals and help those with difficulties that the council can help solve.

You can contact councillors through their regular ward surgeries, email, telephone and different types of social media. Find all councillor information on their individual profile page.

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Cabinet members and responsibilities

Find out when they meet, who they are and what they're responsible for.


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Find my councillor

Find out who your local councillor is, what they do and how to contact them.


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Find meeting agendas, reports, minutes

Select a committee to find meeting agendas, reports and minutes.


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Find council meeting dates

View dates and times of council and committee meetings. Access meeting agendas and related documents.


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Select a committee to understand its purpose and which councillors are involved.


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Find a decision

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Decisions to be made

View a list of forthcoming key decisions and private items to be considered in the next 28 days.


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A guide to decision making

Read about key decisions, who makes them and how can you influence.


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Constitution of the council

Read how the council operates, how decisions are made and the procedures to ensure accountability.