Councillors and committees

We have 60 elected councillors. There are currently 43 Labour, 10 Conservative, 4 Middleton Independents and 3 Liberal Democrats. The Labour Group has control of the council. The Leader of the Council is Councillor Neil Emmott.

Councillors are elected by residents and are responsible for agreeing provision of services and how the council's money is spent. They represent the 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.


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    Leader's blog

    The Leader of Council writes about what's happening at the council and how we're working hard to make the borough better for everyone.

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    Attend a committee meeting

    All committee meetings are open to the public, unless indicated. View meeting dates, times and related documents.

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    Have your say

    Find out about the various ways you can contact us, comment on future plans or take part in consultations.

Decision making

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    Policies, strategies and reviews

    We use policy and strategy documents to guide our decisions. We also use them to develop and run our services fairly and consistently.

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    How to register to vote, details of the next election and more.