Wolverhampton has 60 councillors. In order to take overall political control of the Council, a party must hold more than 30 seats. The Labour group currently holds 46 seats and therefore has political control of the Council. The leader of the Labour group, Cllr Ian Brookfield, is Leader of the Council.
Council seats are currently distributed as follows:
There are currently three vacant seats
Local Councillors are elected by the community to decide how the council should carry out its various activities. They represent public interest as well as individuals living within the ward in which he or she has been elected to serve a term of office.
They have regular contact with the general public through council meetings, telephone calls or surgeries. Surgeries provide an opportunity for any ward resident to go and talk their councillor face to face and these take place on a regular basis.
Councillors are not paid a salary for their work, but they do receive allowances. By law, all members of the Council are required to complete a declaration of interest form, the details of which are published annually.
To find your Councillor please use the links below: