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Bristol City Council has 70 councillors - two for each of the 35 areas or wards into which Bristol is divided. The councillors are elected by registered voters in their wards.
The political representation on Bristol City Council is:
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This page explains the role of a councillor, as well as how you can find and contact your local councillor.
Councillor finder allows you to find out who your councillor is, their contact details and any committees to which they belong.
All councillors have email addresses and their details show other ways you can contact them, usually by post and telephone. You can contact either of the councillors in your ward.
If you are telephoning a councillor, please do so at a reasonable hour - before 9pm.
If you have any queries please telephone one of the following members' services offices:
- Liberal Democrat Members' Services Office - 0117 92 22757
- Labour Members' Services Office - 0117 92 23827
- Conservative Members' Services Office - 0117 92 22746
Councillors' surgeries are places where you can meet a councillor and discuss an issue face-to-face. Most councillors run surgeries and details of times and dates are given in our councillor finder.
Our councillors broadly carry out the following duties:
- To contribute to good governance and actively encourage community participation and citizen involvement in decision-making
- To represent the interests of the ward
- To deal with constituents' enquiries and representations, fairly and without prejudice
- Meet regularly with key local stakeholders
- Listen to the needs of local people and key stakeholders to take their views into account when making decisions and considering policy proposals
- To participate in the activities of any outside body to which they are appointed and report back to the council
- To champion the causes which further the interests, quality of life and sustainable development of the community
- Develop a working knowledge of the organisations, services, activities and other factors important to the community's well-being and identity