Dover District Council has 32 Councillors who are elected every four years. Each Councillor represents one of 17 wards. Each ward may elect either one, two or three councillors depending on the size of its electorate.
The last whole council elections were held in May 2019 and the next whole council elections are due to be held in May 2023.
The current political composition of the Council is 19 Conservative Group members, 11 Labour Group and 1 councillor who is not member of a political group. The Council also has 1 vacant seat for the Alkham and Capel-le-Ferne Ward which will be filled at a by-election.
Councillors are elected by the community to decide how the council should carry out its various activities. They represent the public interest of the district as a whole as well as that of individuals living within the ward to which they were elected.
Councillors have regular contact with the general public through council meetings, telephone calls or surgeries.
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