Councillors (also referred to as Members) are elected by the local community and are there to represent its views. Each councillor represents an area called a ward, serving for four years. Councillors are responsible for making decisions on behalf of the community about local services, like rubbish collection and leisure facilities, and agreeing budgets and Council Tax charges.
There are 14 wards in the Borough of Eastleigh represented by 39 councillors.
Liberal Democrat – 32
Conservative – 2
Independent Group – 5