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Councillors, democracy and elections

Council offices
South Gloucestershire Council consists of 70 councillors. Elections are held every four years.
​To find out more about councillors, democracy and elections in your local area please browse the pages below.

Chair of the Council

South Gloucestershire Council has a Chair and Vice-Chair of Council rather than a mayor and deputy m ...

Committees and meetings

Information on Council meetings Area Forums and information on how to speak at meetings.

Council constitution

South Gloucestershire Council has agreed a constitution which sets out how the Council operates and ...

Elected representatives

Information on councillors MPs and MEPs in South Gloucestershire.


Information on elections in South Gloucestershire.

Electoral registration

Information on electoral registration and the Register of Electors 2013/14

How decisions are made

The decision making process decision making bodies links to individual decisions and taking part in ...

How the council works

The council is composed of 70 councillors elected every four years. Councillors are democratically a ...

Local democracy - your rights

What the public have a right to expect from the council.

Lord Lieutenant of Gloucestershire

The Queen appoints a Lord Lieutenant as her representative in each county. In Gloucestershire this i ...

South Gloucestershire Parish charter

The charter aims to create a framework for the council and local councils to work in partnership to ...

Town and parish councils

South Gloucestershire has 46 parish and town councils. Much of the district is parished with the exc ...

West of England partnership

The West of England covers the four unitary authorities of Bath amp; North East Somerset Council Bri ...

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