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About the Council

Political Composition

Following the review of the borough’s electoral arrangements by the Local Government Boundary Commission for England and the “all out” elections in May 2018 the borough now comprises of 17 electoral wards which are served by 51 elected members. The borough operates a Leader and Executive model of governance and currently the Labour group has eight seats with members with portfolios on the authority’s executive board, plus one seat for the main opposition.

Current Political Composition

Party Seats





Liberal Democrats


The area is also home to six parish councils and these are:

The current political composition is available here.  

Chief Officer Leadership

The Council has 10 Chief Officer posts led by the Chief Executive and Deputy Chief Executive.  Directors are supported by Heads of Service.  The Council Structure chart and Chief Officer responsibilities are here.

For further information on the Council and democracy, click here.