Local elections

In local elections, you are voting for Councillors to represent your views for your ward (area). There are 24 wards in Redcar & Cleveland with 59 Councillors allocated between these in the following way:

  • 2 Ward Councillors are allocated to the wards: Belmont, Coatham, Dormanstown, Grangetown, Longbeck, Newcomen, Skelton East, Skelton West, South Bank, Wheatlands, Zetland
  • 3 Ward Councillors are allocated to the wards: Brotton, Eston, Guisborough, Hutton, Kirkleatham, Loftus, Normanby, Ormesby, Saltburn, St. Germain's, Teesville, West Dyke
  • 1 Ward Councillor is allocated to the Lockwood ward

Local elections take place every 4 years.

The next scheduled local election will take place 4th May 2023. 

Becoming a Councillor 

Councillors are elected to represent their local community, for this reason they must live, work or study in the area. Becoming a Councillor is a rewarding and privileged form of public service, as they are in a position to make a difference to the quality of other people's daily lives and prospects. 
 

A Councillor's responsibilities include:

  • Representing the ward for which they are elected
  • Decision-making
  • Developing and reviewing council policy
  • Scrutinising decisions taken by Councillors on the Cabinet
  • Regulatory, quasi-judicial and statutory duties
  • Community leadership and engagement
     

The next Scheduled Local Elections will take place in May 2023. If you are interested in standing for election, please read the guidance for candidates and agents, provided by the Electoral Commission -  Local elections in England | Electoral Commission.

If it is your intention to stand on behalf of a Political Party, you will need to get in touch with the local brand of that Party, who will be able to advise you further.