The Council is composed of 48 councillors elected every four years. Councillors are democratically accountable to residents of their ward. The overriding duty of councillors is to the whole community, but they have a special duty to their constituents, including those who did not vote for them. Councillors have to agree to follow a code of conduct to ensure high standards in the way they undertake their duties. The Standards and Audit Committee trains and advises them on the code of conduct.
Members of Council usually belong to a political party. Currently Chesterfield Borough Council is made up of 34 Labour Party Members, 12 Liberal Democrats and 2 Independent Members.
For a full list of your Councillors and the Wards they represent click here.
For Committee Details click here
For a full list of the Cabinet and their respective roles please click here