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The role of a Councillor
Councillors are elected by the public to represent a particular electoral Ward. They:
- Set overall strategy and policy for the Council, taking a district-wide view
- Engage with their communities and represent their Ward when the Council makes decisions
- Deal with individual casework, and act as an advocate in resolving concerns or grievances
The exact role a Councillor performs in the Council depends on the committees, sub-committees and working parties they are appointed to. You can find out who sits on which committee by clicking on the name of the committee on the committees page. All Councillors have a role in ensuring the Council makes best use of its resources and delivers services that meet the needs of local communities.
You can find out more about a Councillor’s role in the Constitution.