Councillors are your locally elected representatives and are normally members of a political party. A Councillor’s role and responsibilities include:
- Representing their ward
- Attending meetings and making decisions
- Developing and reviewing council policy
- Scrutinising decisions taken by the councillors in the Cabinet
- Regulatory, quasi-judicial and statutory duties
- Community leadership and engagement
Gloucester City Council has 39 Councillors representing 18 wards (with one, two or three Councillors representing each ward) and is currently run by a Conservative Administration of which the Leader of the Council and Cabinet are members. The political make-up of the Council is:
Conservative - 22
Labour - 10
Liberal Democrat - 7
Code of Conduct and Register of Members’ Interests
Councillors agree to abide by a
Code of Conduct to ensure high standards in the way they undertake their duties. This includes registering any disclosable pecuniary interests which can be viewed on each Councillor’s profile.
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Councillor Role Profiles
Gloucester City Council has adopted Role Profiles intended as advisory notes for existing Councillors and anyone interested in becoming a Councillor. The Role Profiles have a number of purposes:
- They provide new Councillors with an introduction to their role.
- Specialist role profiles, such as ones for committee chairs, help identify what specialist skills would be useful for each roles.
- They can help Councillors to identify training and are useful aids for the drafting of future member development programmes.
- They be used to help promote the role of Councillor and can help promote local democracy and democratic engagement.
- Role profiles provide greater clarity around the role of Councillors and help to explain why Members receive allowances for particular roles.
View the Role Profiles here
Becoming a Councillor
More information on becoming a councillor.
Councillors are not paid a salary or wages, but they are entitled to allowances and expenses to cover some of the costs of carrying out their public duties. When making a scheme of allowances for councillors, the Council has to consider recommendations from the independent Members' Allowances Panel. Currently, Members' allowances are reviewed annually in line with the Local Government staff pay award, unless the Members' Allowances Panel sits again.
The Scheme of Members’ Allowances is published each year and the Council also publishes details of the allowances and expenses paid to each Councillor.
Previous Scheme of Members’ Allowances
Allowances Paid to Members