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Contact your councillor

If you want to discuss any issues with your local councillor, you can -

  • attend your councillors’ advice surgeries, which are held at least once a month in every ward in the city
  • meet your councillors through area committees, which make decisions relevant to each of Hull’s seven areas
  • contact your local councillor by email or telephone

Full list of members (including contact details) (link opens in a new window)

Portfolio holders and their responsibilities

The members of the Cabinet are called portfolio holders and each has responsibility for certain areas of activity. The Cabinet is chaired by the Leader of the council. The Cabinet is responsible for taking most of the day to day decisions of the council on matters known as Executive Functions.

Councillors are democratically accountable to residents of the city and their ward. The overriding duty of councillors is to the whole community, but they have a special duty to their constituents, including those who did not vote for them.

Councillors have to agree to follow the Members' Code of Conduct to ensure high standards in the way they undertake their duties. The Standards Committee trains and advises them on the Code of Conduct.

View the list of portfolio holders and their responsibilities (link opens in a new window)

How councillors are elected

Approximately a third of the council is elected every year. There are no elections every fourth year.

Approximately a third of the council is elected each year. In wards where there are only two councillors, there will elections in two out of fours years, as you cannot elect thirds when there are only two councillors. A councillor’s term of office is usually four years before the seat is subject to elections again.

Find out more about local elections
Find out how to become a councillor

Committees and meetings

Council decisions that do not concern day-to-day service delivery are discussed and decided in committees. Hull City Council has a number of committees, all with a distinct purpose and area of influence. The committees meet on a regular basis.

Committee membership
Meeting dates, minutes and agendas
Outside bodies membership

If you are unhappy with the behaviour or actions of a councillor or a co-opted member, you can complain to the standards committee.

Find out how to make a complaint against a member

Register of interests

All local councillors abide by a code of conduct, part of which requires them to declare any personal interests, gifts or hospitality that could influence any decisions they make.

View the councillors’ register of interests available under each counciilor (link opens in a new window)

Members' allowances

Hull City Council’s councillors and co-opted members receive a basic allowance for the time they give to serve the community and to cover their expenses.

More information about member's allowances (link opens in a new window)

Contact us

Democratic services
Hull City Council
Alfred Gelder Street
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Tel: 01482 300 300
Text phone: 01482 300 349

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