The role of councillors
A councillor represents their ward or division and the people who live in it. They are elected for a four year term of office.
Councillors deal with a different issues and priorities that affect their local community. As well as being directly involved with the local community they also serve on committees influencing council decisions and policies, as well as working with other organisations, such as the local schools, the police and health services to help improve services.
You can find your local Councillor using our website search, this search will also give you more information on your Councillor including a register of interests, meeting attendance records and committee appointments.
Councillors do not get paid a salary for the work that they do, but they do receive allowances.