The people of Leeds elect 99 councillors to run the authority. The authority’s area is divided into 33 wards, and there are three councillors for each ward. They are usually elected for a four year term of office.
Leeds councillors provide a voice to the people living in the ward that they represent. They are aware of the needs of their community and are in touch with the issues that local people face.
As well as influencing council decisions on funding and development, they work with other organisations, such as the police, local schools and health services to help bring about improvements to services and the environment for their local community.