Councillors are democratically accountable to residents of the city and their ward. The overriding duty of councillors is to the whole community, but they have a special duty to their constituents, including those who did not vote for them.
If you want to discuss any issues with your local councillor, you can -
- attend your councillors’ advice surgeries
- meet your councillors through area committees
- contact your local councillor by email or telephone
Approximately a third of the council is elected every year (over a period of three years and there are no elections every fourth year). The next elections will take place on Thursday 7 May 2020.
In wards where there are only two councillors, there will be elections in two out of four years.
A councillor’s term of office is usually four years before the seat is subject to elections again.
Political make-up of the Council
Hull is divided into 21 wards represented by 57 ward councillors and has a Labour controlled council
Currently there are -
- 31 Labour councillors
- 24 Liberal Democrat councillors
- 2 Conservative and Unionist councillors
Find out more information about councillors and portfolio holders.