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.
- Suffolk County Council electoral divisions map (PDF, 3Mb)
- Key to electoral divisions map (PDF, 47Kb)
- Councillor Poster 2013 (PDF, 10Mb)
- Find your councillor - by group (PDF, 78Kb)
- Find your councillor - by political party (PDF, 77Kb)
What is in the section
Giving you information about the Cabinet, its membership and its responsibilities.
Information about the Chairman and Vice-Chairman of Suffolk County Council
Information about county councillors locality budgets
Providing members of the public with contact details for their parish and town councils.
Information about Suffolk County Council's Register of Members' Interests