Find your councillor
Find out who your local councillor is and what the role of a councillor is within the council
Who is your councillor
Find out who your local councillor is, what their contact details are and any committees they belong to.
Role of a councillor
Our councillors generally carry out the following duties:
- contribute to good governance and actively encourage community participation and citizen involvement in decision-making
- maintain a high standard of conduct
- represent the interests of the ward
- deal with constituents' enquiries and representations fairly and without prejudice
- meet regularly with key local stakeholders
- listen to the needs of local people and key stakeholders to take their views into account when making decisions and considering policy proposals
- participate in the activities of any outside body to which they are appointed and report back to the council
- champion the causes which further the interests, quality of life and sustainable development of the community
- develop a working knowledge of the organisations, services, activities and other factors important to the community's well-being and identity
Contact your councillor
You can contact councillors by email, post or telephone. If you’re phoning a councillor try and do so before 9pm.
If you have any queries please telephone one of the following members' services offices:
- Liberal Democrat Members' Services Office: 0117 922 2757
- Labour Members' Services Office: 0117 922 3827
- Conservative Members' Services Office: 0117 922 2746
- Green Party Members' Services Office: 0117 352 6155
Meet your councillor
Most councillors run ‘surgeries’ where you can meet them and discuss an issue face-to-face.
Find out the times and dates of surgeries in our councillor finder.