The council is composed of 60 councillors elected every four years; each represents an area called a ward (most of which are represented by more than one councillor). The overriding duty of councillors is to the whole borough community, but they have a special duty to their constituents, whether they voted for them or not.Bromley Council is under Conservative control, with the 60 seats on Full Council split as follows:
Conservatives - 51, Labour - 7, UKIP - 2
Who are your councillors?
You may want to contact your councillor because you have concerns about broader local issues or things the Council is doing; you may also want to talk to them to get advice or assistance in pursuing a particular issue or problem.
- search for your councillor by name if you know it.
- if you do not know your local councillor, you can search by ward, postcode or road name.
- Councillors have to agree to follow a Code of Conduct to ensure high standards in the way they undertake their duties.
- The Standards Committee is responsible for the promotion and maintenance of high standards of conduct by councillors, co-opted members and Church and parent governor representatives. This committee also has responsibility for corporate governance in respect of the ethical conduct of councillors.
- Register of Members Interests
- Gifts and hospitality: any councillor receiving a gift or hospitality over the value of £25 must declare it. These declarations are recorded in a Register which can be inspected by the public, free of charge, during office hours.
- Councillors receive a financial allowance to reflect their expenses and responsibilities in fulfilling their role. Payment of allowances is regulated by Act of Parliament.