Our constitution

Our constitution includes rules for running the council and Members' code of conduct

The Essex County Council Constitution (PDF, 1.32 MB) sets out how the council is run and includes a code of conduct that councillors have agreed to.

The constitution is made up of:

  • articles, which are the basic rules the council must follow
  • more detailed procedural rules for meetings, committees and decision-making
  • the code of conduct for councillors