Huntingdonshire District Council has 52 councillors, also known as members, who represent 29 wards across the district.
The council has decided that, from 3 May 2018, district council elections will be held every four years. Councillors currently are elected by thirds, which means there is a district council election in three out of four years. Further information is available in the Changing to Whole Council Elections Explanatory Document.
The current political composition of the council is:
Conservative – 33
Independent - 7
Liberal Democrats – 6
UKIP – 3
Labour – 2
Independent Conservative - 1
What is a councillor?
Councillors are elected by local people to plan, run, monitor and develop council business. They work to improve the quality of life of people within the district and make decisions about local issues.
Councillors are the voice of their community and have the opportunity to make a significant difference to the lives of residents. They are involved in decision-making through Full Council meetings, regulatory committees and panels and as members on partnership boards. They also influence and determine the development and review of policies and strategies and play a part in the overview and scrutiny function.
Councillors also act as community leaders and work in partnership with other organisations, including the voluntary and community sector, to improve services and quality of life for local residents.
We have a Code of Conduct that applies to all of our councillors.
You can contact your councillors to help you if you have a local issue that you want to bring to their attention or are dissatisfied with the council’s Services.