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Find out who is Leader of City of York Council, and Deputy Leader of City of York Council.

See which councillors are part of City of York Council's executive committee and which portfolios they oversee. Understand the committee structure of City of York Council.

Councillors in York

City of York Council's councillors are elected by local residents to represent the views of the local community, in an area known as a ward.

Councillors are a link between the public and the council they are elected to serve; they play an important role in decision making, monitoring, and developing local services, whilst working to improve the quality of life for people within their area.

Councillors decide what is in the public interest amongst a range of conflicting issues and views; they usually represent a political party, but can also be independent. Councillors represent all the citizens in their ward or parish, not just the people who voted for them.

Council officers

Council offers differ from councillors; council officers are not elected, nor are their roles political. The role of council officers is to advise councillors, deliver council services, and carry out the decisions that councillors make. Find out about the Council Management Team and how council services are structured.

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Electoral Services

West Offices, Station Rise, York, YO1 6GA

Telephone: 01904 551007