Local Councillors are the people elected every four years to represent your interests in local affairs. Each Councillor represents a small area, or ward, and the people who live within that area.
Stockton Borough has 56 Councillors and 26 wards, with between one and three Councillors representing each ward.
The current political representation of the council is as follows (Sept. 2016):
|Ingleby Barwick Independent Society||5|
|Thornaby Independent Association||3|
* currently Labour controlled council
See the following for further information.
Councillors are responsible for setting the Council's policies and making the important decisions on how services are provided at regular meetings of the Council, the Cabinet and Committees.
Stockton, along with the four other Tees Valley Local Authorities, have agreed to work together as the Tees Valley Combined Authority (TVCA) as part of a Devolution Deal for the Tees Valley agreed with the Government.
Meetings of the TVCA are open to the public to attend and copies of their meeting papers can be found at:
Most councillors arrange regular ward surgeries. Where ward surgeries are not provided a Councillor will arrange a suitable appointment where you can informally discuss problems or other matters concerning your neighbourhood. You can find information about these surgeries on councillor's personal webpages.
Some areas also have Parish or Town Councillors.