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 are in 2018.
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 23 wards represented by 59 ward councillors and has a Labour controlled council
Currently there are -
- 39 Labour councillors
- 17 Liberal Democrat councillors
- 2 Conservative and Unionist councillor
- 1 Independent councillor
Find out more information about councillors and portfolio holders.