Councillors and council meetings
Stockton-on-Tees Borough has 56 councillors (known as 'members') who represent 26 wards. Some wards have 1, 2, or 3 members representing them. Elections are held every four years, the last being in May 2019.
There are 56 seats broken down into the following:
- Labour - 22
- Conservative - 16
- Thornaby Independent Association - 7
- Fairfield and Yarm Independents - 3
- Ingleby Barwick Independent Society - 3
- Labour and Co-operative Party - 2
- Billingham West and Ingleby Barwick East Independents 2
- Liberal Democrats - 1
Once elected the councillors elect their Leader who then appoints a Cabinet Executive. The Cabinet Executive make the important decisions on how services are provided. Major items, such as the setting of the Council's budget, are decided by all councillors at the Full Council meeting.
Decisions, minutes and reports as well as details on committee memberships are available through E-genda.
Local councillors are elected to represent your interests in local matters. You can discuss problems or other matters concerning your area through ward surgeries. Where ward surgeries are not provided, a councillor will arrange a time with you. You can find information about these surgeries on the Councillor webpages.
Tees Valley Combined Authority
Along with the four other Tees Valley Local Authorities, Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council work together as part of the Tees Valley Combined Authority (TVCA). Meetings of the TVCA are open to the public to attend and copies of their meeting papers can be found on the Tees Valley Combined Authority website
Councillor Allowances and Expenses
All Members receive a basic allowance and several Members also receive a Special Responsibility Allowance (SRA) under the Members' Allowances Scheme 1 April 2022 to 31 March 2023.
We publish an annual list of allowances paid to Members under the scheme over the preceding financial year from 01 April-31 March. This includes:
- basic allowance
- special responsibility allowance
- dependants' carers' allowance
- travelling and subsistence allowance
- co-optees' allowance