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  Councillors

5 September 2014

Councillors are the elected representatives who make the decisions that affect the services we provide and the policies we adopt. These decisions are implemented by the officers of the council, who advise and support the councillors.
 
There are 75 elected representatives (picture poster) at Essex County Council, representing each part of the county (map).
 
Election of a County Councillor - Brightlingsea Division - 9 October 2014

Find your councillor

Find your elected representative, learn more about their duties and contact them. 

Register to vote

Find out how to register to vote in local elections. 

Cabinet members and portfolios

Information about the councillors who sit in the cabinet, and the portfolios for which they have responsibility.

The composition of the council

Find out the political parties which form Essex County Council. 

Allowances, expenses and interests

Information about how elected councillors avoid conflicts of interest and ensure that allowances and expenses incurred are recorded openly and accountably.

The chairman and vice chairman

More detailed information about these ceremonial roles within the council.

The role of councillors

An overview of the work that councillors undertake. 

How to become a councillor

Find out how to stand for election to Essex County Council.