The council is made up of 39 councillors who are elected every four years. Councillors are democratically accountable to the residents of the ward they represent.
Conservative: 14 councillors (35.9%)
Independent: 11 councillors (28.2%)
Labour: 11 councillors (28.2%)
Liberal Democrat: 3 councillors (7.7%)
Some decisions are made by the full Council. The Cabinet will discharge all Cabinet functions (Executive functions). These are the functions which are not the responsibility of the Council, a Committee any other part of the Council. The Policy and Performance Improvement Committee undertakes the statutory scrutiny function, policy development and performance review.
Part C of the Council's constitution (Responsibility for functions) gives a detailed explanation of each of our committees remits, and responsibilities.