The Royal Borough has 54 Councillors, each elected by, and representing a small part of the borough (called a 'Ward'). There are three Councillors for each Ward and 18 Wards in all.

A Ward is commonly the immediate area in which the Councillor lives, but doesn't have to be - although local Councillors do have to live or work somewhere in the borough.

We are fortunate in the Royal Borough to have been able to attract many very capable people as Councillors, some of whom have been on the Council for some time. They are committed to serving the community and to making continuous improvements to local services including those, such as health and policing, which are not directly provided by the Council.

The quality of our Councillors is a major factor in the Council's continuing high performance and the Council is keen that it should continue to be able to attract good people. It is also important that, as far as possible, the range of candidates reflects the diversity of the borough's population and that nobody is deterred from standing.