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.
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 .
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 and Crime Commissioner (PCC) is not part of the police. It is a legally-required position and the person 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.
Safer Neighbourhood Panels

The city council and the PCC have been working together to form three Safer Neighbourhood Panels, one for each of the local policing teams that cover Stoke-on-Trent – north, central, and south.

Safer Neighbourhood Panels are made up of local residents, councillors and magistrates who meet regularly with their area’s local policing commander, also known as a Chief Inspector. The panels influence local policing and community safety, scrutinise the work done by police in the area and examine the impact of community resolutions and restorative justice where they live. The panels work constructively with local policing team commanders and look at wider criminal justice and community safety issues in the area.

The three Safer Neighbourhood Panels for the city met for the first time in late November/early December 2015 and have started to examine, challenge and shape the work of police in Stoke-on-Trent. If you are interested in the work of the panels and/or would like to join the panel for where you live please contact Sarah Hall, local matters officer, on either 01782 235105 or