Our use of cookies We use necessary cookies to make our site work. Necessary cookies enable core functionality such as security, network management, website analytics and accessibility. You may disable these by changing your browser settings, but this may affect how the website functions. The cookies collect information in a way that does not directly identify anyone. For more information on how these cookies work, please see our privacy policy.

To agree to our use of cookies, click the 'Accept' button.
Accept
 

Members overview

What is a member?

A member is elected to represent the interests of everyone in their constituency for a four year period. The last elections were held in 2017.

Your member should be able to explain the actions of the council in terms of service priorities, measures and targets to you and ensure that your views are brought to bear on the council's decisions.

A member is expected to ensure that council matters are conducted in an open and accountable manner.

Members are paid a basic allowance of £9406.34 and can also receive a special responsibility allowance (SRA) for special responsibilities that must be defined within the scheme.

Examples of positions that will receive a special responsibility allowance are:

  • The leader of the council
  • Cabinet members
  • Committee/panel chairman 

A full list of the level of allowances is contained within the members allowances regulations.

Who is my local member?

Find out who your county councillor is.

Code of conduct

Every authority is required to adopt a code of conduct that sets out rules governing the behaviour of its members. The code of conduct covers areas of individual behaviour such as members not abusing their position or not misusing their authority's resources.

In addition, there are rules governing disclosure of interest and withdrawal from meetings where cembers have relevant interests. Members are also required to record on the public register their financial and other interests.

There are no results that match your search criteria


Latest council news

County Council continues to manage finances throughout pandemic

Staffordshire County Council is continuing to manage its finances as it continues to deal with the effect of the coronavirus pandemic.
Date:
07 July 2020

County council reacts to school September opening plans

Education leaders in Staffordshire have welcomed news that all pupils are to return to schools and colleges in September.
Date:
02 July 2020

Residents Urged to Stick to Covid-19 Rules – as Country Marks 100 Days Since Lockdown

Communities across Staffordshire are being urged to continue to follow the advice on Covid-19 – as the country marks 100 days since the start of lockdown today. (Wednesday)
Date:
01 July 2020

Businesses encouraged to heed advice and take advantage of available help

Businesses are being encouraged to heed government advice on social distancing and take advantage of the help that is available from the county council as lockdown eases.
Date:
26 June 2020

Visit the Staffordshire Newsroom