60 elected councillors. There are currently 45 Labour, 11 Conservative, 3 Liberal Democrat and 1 Independent. The Labour Group has control of the council.
The Leader of the Council is Councillor Neil Emmott.
Councillors are elected by residents and responsible for agreeing provision of services and how the council's money is spent. They represent views and opinions of individuals and help those with difficulties that the council can help solve.
You can contact councillors through their regular ward surgeries, email, telephone and different types of social media. Find all councillor information on their individual profile page.