Councillors, MPs, MEPs and the Police and Crime Commissioner

Councillors in Stoke-on-Trent

Follow this link for more information about your councillors, the wards they represent, the committees they sit on, and much more. 
 
Local councillors are a vital part of local democracy. They represent people at grass roots level and form an important link between individual residents of the city and the council that is responsible for delivering their services.

The City is represented by 44 councillors. These are elected in a mixture of single and multi-member wards (31 single member wards, five two member wards and one three member ward).
 

Each ward councillor can be contacted by people living in the relevant ward to discuss issues relating to them. The councillor can then take up issues directly with council departments on their behalf. Additionally, councillors attend residents' meetings, housing association meetings and many other organised gatherings in their wards.

They also represent the council on outside bodies such as the Fire Authority, Stoke on Trent Regeneration Ltd., Mitchell Arts Centre Board of Trustees, and many more.

You can also find out more about the role of a councillor, the Register of Members' Interests and the allowances received by councillors by following the links from this page.
 
 
MPs
 
Stoke-on-Trent is served by three Members of Parliament (MPs), representing the constituencies of Stoke-on-Trent North, Stoke-on-Trent Central, and Stoke-on-Trent South.  The Stoke-on-Trent North constituency also covers wards from Newcastle-under Lyme Borough Council.  Parliament is based in Westminster, London, which is where MPs spend much of their time.  Follow this link for more information on your MPs, including contact details and local surgery times .
 
MEPs
 
The city is covered by six Members of the European Parliament (MEPs), who represent the wider West Midlands constituency.  The European Parliament is based in Strasbourg, on the border between Germany and France.  Follow this link for more information about the region's MEPs. 

 
Police and crime commissioner
 
The Police & Crime Commissioner (PCC) is not part of the police. It is a statutory office and the individual elected is responsible for reducing crime and making the area they represent safer.

The PCC decides how much council tax people will pay towards community safety services and policing and is personally accountable for all the public money spent. They don’t run the police force on a daily basis but commission policing services from the Chief Constable who is directly employed by the PCC and answerable to them.
 
 

Appointment of lay co-opted members

Would you like the opportunity to have an input into decisions about the delivery of policing services in Staffordshire?

We are looking for a member of the public to serve as a lay co-opted member of the Staffordshire Police and Crime Panel.

The police and crime commissioner for Staffordshire’s primary role is to maintain, and secure the efficiency and effectiveness of, a police force for Staffordshire, holding the Chief Constable to account for the exercise of her duties.

The main role of the panel will be to scrutinise the police and crime commissioner, to promote openness in the delivery of policing services and to support the commissioner in providing quality policing throughout Staffordshire.

Applicants must be resident in the Staffordshire Police area and must have:

  • An active involvement in a sector of the community (eg business, voluntary sectors)
  • The ability to represent the cross section of views and concerns of the public
  • Knowledge/expertise of community safety issues

Applicants must not:

  • Be a member of staff of the police and crime commissioner for the Staffordshire Police area
  • Be a member of the civilian staff of the police force for the Staffordshire Police area
  • Be a Member of Parliament
  • Be a Member of the National Assembly for Wales
  • Be a Member of the Scottish Parliament
  • Be a Member of the European Parliament
  • Be a Member of Staffordshire County Council, Stoke-on-Trent City Council or any Borough or District Council in Staffordshire
  • Have been adjudged bankrupt
  • Have been convicted of an imprisonable offence.

The appointment will be for a four-year period.

Payments will be made to cover travel and other expenses.

If you interested in applying please contact Julie Plant, Telephone (01785 276135)
e mail: julie.plant@staffordshire.gov.uk

Closing Date – Friday, September 25
 





Parish / Town Councillors

There are no parish or town councils within Stoke-on-Trent.

Please click here to see the list of City Councillors to find out who represents you locally .