Councillors and Decision Making

The Borough is divided into 30 wards and 54 Councillors or Members. Some wards have a single Councillor, others have two or three. Councillors are elected to represent all the residents in their ward. Borough elections are held every four years in May, the next election is due in 2019.  You can write to the Councillors at Members' Room, Telford & Wrekin Council, Addenbrooke House, Ironmasters Way, Telford TF3 4NT or use any of the alternative contact details on the individual View Councillors webpage. 


Telford & Wrekin Council operates a Leader with Cabinet decision making system. Our Constitution outlines the rules and processes by which this system works. The Council is currently Labour controlled and the Leader of the Council is Councillor Shaun Davies.


Political make up of the Council

28   Labour
21   Conservative
3     Liberal Democrats
2     Independent
54   Total


Each year the Council appoints a Cabinet and a number of Committees/Boards, who make decisions on all kinds of matters from planning applications to agreeing policies for the delivery of services. Most meetings of the Council, Cabinet and Committees/Boards are open to the public and are listed in the calendar of meetings. A link to a list of our Committees and further information about decision-making can be found at the links to the left of this screen.


Agendas and supporting reports for meetings are published here at least five clear working days before the date of the meeting. For instance, if the meeting you are interested in takes place on a Wednesday, the agenda will be published on Tuesday in the preceding week. Current agendas are also available for inspection in Main Reception at Addenbrooke House. Agendas up to six years' old can be viewed via the calendar of meetings or by viewing individual Committee pages.