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.

Find your councillor

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

See a full list of councillors’ contact details

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.