Councillors and elected representatives

Information about county councillors

You are represented by one or two of 75 county councillors - men and women who are elected every four years by the residents of Suffolk to represent them and make decisions on their behalf. The next Suffolk County Council Elections will be held on Thursday 2nd May 2013.
The current political makeup of the council is: Conservative 54; Liberal Democrat 11; Labour 4; Green 2; Independent 2; UKIP 1 and 1 Vacancy. Therefore the Conservative group have an overall majority of 20 on the county council.
Each councillor represents an area called an electoral division there are 63 divisions in Suffolk (12 of the divisions are represented by two councillors). Large towns maybe split into several divisions and in rural areas groups of parishes makeup a single division. On average each county councillor represents around 7,000 people.
County councillors have an important role to reflect the views of their local communities and are paid an allowance in respect of the work they undertake. You can find out what was paid to your county councillor during the previous financial year by viewing the Statement of Accounts. Each councillor also has a small amount of money called a "locality budget" which they can spend on local initatives.
Councillors are required to conduct themselves in accordance with a locally agreed Code of Conduct. Suffolk County Council's Code of Conduct forms part of our Consitution.
All county councillors are required to provide a record of their interests in a public register. The Register of Members' Interests is available for inspection by members of the public at Endeavour House between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays).
If you want to make a complaint about the conduct of a Suffolk County Councillor or if you think that a county councillor may have breached the Code of Conduct then you may complain to the Council's standards committee.
For further information:
Leader and Deputy Leader of the Council
Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Council
Councillors by name
List of county councillors with photographs
(PDF, 1,946kb)
Parish Council information
Suffolk County Council Consitution
Suffolk County Council electoral divisions map
(PDF, 2,496kb)
Key to electoral divisions map
(PDF, 21kb)

You are represented by one or two of 75 county councillors (to find out who your county councillor is go to Write to Them.com) - men and women who are elected every four years by the residents of Suffolk to represent them and make decisions on their behalf. The next Suffolk County Council Elections will be held on Thursday 4 May 2017.

The current political makeup of the council is: Conservative 39; Green 2; Independent 3; Labour 15; Liberal Democrat 7; UKIP 9. Therefore the Conservative group have an overall majority of three on the county council.

Each councillor represents an area called an electoral division and there are 63 divisions in Suffolk (12 of the divisions are represented by two councillors). Large towns maybe split into several divisions and in rural areas groups of parishes makeup a single division. On average each county councillor represents around 7,000 people. To find out who your county councillor is go to Write to Them.com. Contact addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses for county councillors are available on this website. They can be accessed via the find your councillor by name page or the find your councillor by division page.

County councillors have an important role to reflect the views of their local communities and are paid an allowance in respect of the work they undertake. Each councillor also has 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. Suffolk County Council's Code of Conduct forms part of our Constitution.

All county councillors are required to provide a record of their interests in a public register. The Register of Members' Interests is available for inspection by members of the public at Endeavour House between 9.00am and 5.00pm Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays) and on this website.

If you want to make a complaint about the conduct of a Suffolk County Councillor or if you think that a county councillor may have breached the Code of Conduct then you may complain to the council's Monitoring Officer.

For further information:

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Cabinet Members

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Chairman of the council

Information about the Chairman and Vice-Chairman of Suffolk County Council

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Find your councillor by division

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Find your councillor by name

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Find your councillor by parish or town

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Leader of the council

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Locality Budgets

Information about county councillors locality budgets

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Making a complaint about the conduct of a county councillor

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Members of Parliament

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Members of the European Parliament

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Parish and Town councils

Providing members of the public with contact details for their parish and town councils.

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Register of Members' Interests

Information about Suffolk County Council's Register of Members' Interests

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Suffolk County Council Constitution

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