Get involved in local democracy

How to find out more about democracy in Suffolk, including how to vote, attend and meet or contact your councillor or MP.

As a Suffolk resident it is vital that you are well informed on issues affecting where you live.

It is also important that you know how to give your views on matters affecting you and your community.

Use the tabs below to find out how you can learn more about the people who make the decisions that affect you and your area, and how to have your say on these issues.

Find your council

If you don't know which local council is responsible for where you go to GOV.UK and enter one of the following:

  • your postcode
  • your street name
  • your town 

Find your representatives

As a resident of Suffolk you are represented by 1 or 2 county councillors who are elected to make decisions on resident's behalf. 

The easiest way to find out who represents you if by entering your postcode into the Write to Them website.

You can also use our find your county councillor pages to browse councillors in Suffolk.

Find out how we spend money

It is important for you to understand where the council's money is spent. Especially in budget saving times.

On this website you can find out about the councils budget, and our sources of funding.

Our plans and priorities for Suffolk

We want people to be aware of how we are working to achieve the best possible outcomes for Suffolk residents.

There are a variety of ways in which we are working towards this.

To find out about our work, visit our Plans and priorities page.

Voting

To vote in UK elections or referendums you must register to vote first. Then your name and address will appear on the electoral register.

Once you have successfully registered to vote you can cast your vote in one of the following ways:

Comment on consultations

The council run a number of consultations on different proposals in order to understand the opinions of those who may be affected.

To view current consultations and find out how to have your say, visit our consultations web page.

Attend council meetings

Please read about how to speak at a council meeting to find out how to apply to take part.

Contacting your councillor or MP

The quickest and easiest way to find the contact details for your MP is on the Write to Them website.

You can find details on our website contact details for: