The Political Make-up of the Council
The Council has 51 Councillors elected to represent you. The Full Council (when all 51 Councillors meet together around 9 times a year) decides major policy and sets the amount of Council Tax that you pay to help fund services provided to you by the Council.
You can view a map of wards and their Councillors here.
There are 17 wards each with three elected members.
A revised joint administration that will lead Southend-on-Sea Borough Council was launched on 19th May 2015.
This follows the establishment and signing of a joint administration agreement between the Independent Group, the Labour Group, the Liberal Democrat Group and the newly formed Southend Independence Group.
The current political make-up of the Council is as follows:
|Conservative Group||22 Seats||Leader of the Group||Councillor John Lamb|
|Independent Group||10 Seats||Group spokesman||Councillor Martin Terry|
|Labour Group||9 Seats||Leader of the Group||Councillor Ian Gilbert|
|Liberal Democrat Group||4 Seats||Leader of the Group||Councillor Graham Longley|
|Southend Independence Group||3 Seats||Leader of the Group||Councillor James Moyies|
|UKIP Group||2 Seats||Leader of the Group||Councillor Floyd Waterworth|
|Unaligned Independent||1 Seat||Councillor Stephen Aylen|
Page last updated: 03/08/2015