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Ward councillors

You can search for a councillor by ward/parish or post code and view their contact details

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How can I contact or find out who my ward councillor is?

You can use our councillor finder to search by councillor name, postcode, or parish/ward to find out which councillors represent your area and see their contact details.  Councillors are ofter referred to as members.

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How many wards are there within the East Riding of Yorkshire?

The council area is divided into 26 wards, each of which is represented by one or more councillors (also known as members) elected for a term of four years. Unlike some other areas, in the East Riding we elect all 67 of our councillors at the same time. Please see the ward councillors map attached below:

Wards and Ward Councillors (pdf 2mb opens in new window)

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What is the role of a ward councillor?

Ward councillors represent the electors of a ward and sit on East Riding of Yorkshire Council. They can help you resolve local issues and can represent your views on the council. Ward councillors are also required to sign up to the Local Code of Conduct and, in doing so, pledge to observe the requirements contained within it.

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Which ward councillors sit on the cabinet or are committee chairmen?

Information on which ward councillors sit on the cabinet or are committee chairmen can be viewed on the committee structurepage.

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What is the Members' Allowances Scheme?

Councillors (members) are able to claim back money for expenses related to their work as a councillor. This ranges from travel expenses to IT costs. More information on what can be claimed under the Members' Allowances Scheme can be viewed below:

Members Allowance Scheme (pdf 66kb opens in new window)

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What is the Members’ Allowances Panel and who sits on it?

An independent remuneration panel was established in 2001 by the East Riding of Yorkshire Council and every year reviews aspects of the Members' Allowances Scheme and prepares a report for consideration by the council.

Who sits on the Members’ Allowances Panel?

The panel consists of five East Riding residents who collectively have a wide range of experience encompassing business, local government, trade unions, academic institutions and the voluntary sector.  The members of the panel were appointed following public advertisements and are as follows:

  • Peter Jordan, Bridlington (Chairman)
  • David Bellenie, Hessle
  • Michael Smith, North Cave
  • B Porritt, Wetwang
  • 1 vacancy

 

Where can I find the council's decision on the recommendations of the Members' Allowances Panel?

A notice detailing the council's decision on the recommendations of the Members' Allowances Panel can be viewed below:

Notice of Revision to Members' Allowances Scheme (pdf 67kb opens in new window)

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How much allowance do councillors (members) receive?

Basic and special responsibility allowances paid to councillors (members) as of May 2013 are given below:

 Basic Allowance  Allowance
 All members (per annum) £10,818
 IT initial  £715
 IT maintenance (per annum)  £144


Special Responsibility Allowances (per annum)  Allowance
Leader of the Council and Leader of the Conservative Group £34,917
Deputy Leader of the Council and Deputy Leader of the Conservative Group £26,187
Other Cabinet Members  £14,085
Leader of the Independent Group £3,509
Leader of the Labour Group £3,509
Leader of the Liberal Democrat Group  £3,509
Overview Management Committee, Overview and Scrutiny Sub-Committees, Review Panel and Planning Committee Chairman

£9,357

Overview Management Committee, Overview and Scrutiny Sub-Committees, Review Panel and Planning Committee Vice-Chairman £2,339
Area Planning Sub-Committees, Licensing, Licensing Act 2003, Pensions, Staff Terms and Conditions and Audit Committees Chairman £3,509

     
A full list of councillors' (members') allowances can be viewed below:

Members' Allowances (pdf 68kb opens in new window)

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Where can I find the members' allowances independent panel report?

The councillors' (members') allowances independent panel report can be viewed below:

Members' Allowances Panel Report (pdf 72kb opens in new window)

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Where can I view councillors' (members') register of interest?

To view a councillor's (member's) register of interest please click on the register below.

Members' Register of Interest (pdf 328kb opens in new window)

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How can I contact the Conservative, Independent, Labour, Liberal Democrat, Independent Conservative or UKIP group office?

Conservative Group Office

Below are the contact details for the Conservative group office at East Riding of Yorkshire Council.

Email:  conservative.group@eastriding.gov.uk

Telephone: (01482) 393221/23/24 

In writing to:

The Conservative Group Office
East Riding of Yorkshire Council
County Hall
Cross Street
Beverley
HU17 9BA

Independent Group Office

Below are the contact details for the Independent group office at East Riding of Yorkshire Council.

Email:  independent.group@eastriding.gov.uk

Telephone: (01482) 393230/32

In writing to:

Independent Group Office
East Riding of Yorkshire Council
County Hall
Cross Street
Beverley
HU17 9BA

Independent Conservative Office

Below are the contact details for the Independent Conservative office at East Riding of Yorkshire Council.

Email:  independent.conservative@eastriding.gov.uk

Telephone: (01482) 393230/32

In writing to:

Independent Conservative Office
East Riding of Yorkshire Council
County Hall
Cross Street
Beverley
HU17 9BA

Labour Group Office

Below are the contact details for the Labour group office at East Riding of Yorkshire Council.

Email:  labour.group@eastriding.gov.uk 

Telephone: (01482) 393230/32

In writing to:

Labour Group Office
East Riding of Yorkshire Council
County Hall
Cross Street
Beverley
HU17 9BA

Liberal Democrat Group Office

Below are the contact details for the Liberal Democrat group office at East Riding of Yorkshire Council.

Email:  liberal.democrat.group@eastriding.gov.uk

Telephone: (01482) 393230/32

In writing to:

Liberal Democrat Group Office
East Riding of Yorkshire Council
County Hall
Cross Street
Beverley
HU17 9BA

UK Independence Party Group Office

Below are the contact details for the UK Independence Party group office at East Riding of Yorkshire Council.

Email: UKIP.group@eastriding.gov.uk

Telephone: (01482) 393230/32

In writing to:

UK Independence Party Group Office
East Riding of Yorkshire Council
County Hall
Cross Street
Beverley
HU17 9BA

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