County councillors

Information about county councillors in Suffolk, including the duties of a councillor and the current political make up of the county.

You can find your councillor by entering your postcode on the Write to them website.

Alternatively you can use our Find your councillor page to browse Suffolk councillors by:

  • name
  • electoral division
  • group or political party
  • parish or town

How you are represented

You are represented by 1 or 2 county councillors who are elected by Suffolk residents to make decisions on their behalf. On average each councillor represents 7000 people.

Councillors are elected every 4 years by Suffolk residents.

The next Suffolk County Council elections will be held on Thursday 6 May 2021.

The current political make-up of the council is:

  • Conservative: 52
  • Green: 3
  • Independent: 3
  • Labour: 11
  • Liberal Democrat: 5
  • West Suffolk Independents: 1

View this poster (PDF, 3Mb) to see all current Suffolk county councillors.

Electoral divisions

Each councillor represents an area called an electoral division. 

There are 63 divisions in Suffolk, 12 of these are represented by 2 councillors each.

Large towns may be split into several divisions, or groups of parishes in rural areas make up a single division.

A county councillor's role

Councillors work to reflect the views of their local communities.

Suffolk County Council has developed role profiles which give an indication of the skills a councillor may need and the responsibilities they may have during their term of office.

They are paid an allowance in respect of the work they undertake. As well as this each councillor is given a small amount of money, called a locality budget, which they can spend on local initiatives.

Councillors are required to conduct themselves in accordance with a locally agreed Code of Conduct, which is part of the council's constitution.

All county councillors are required to provide a a record of their interests in a public register. This is available for inspection by members of the public online as well as at Endeavour House between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday (excluding Bank Holidays).

Making a complaint about a councillor

You can make a complaint about a councillor if you think a county councillor may have breached the Code of Conduct.