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The council has 61 councillors who are elected every four years by registered voters in their wards.

Our constitution sets out how we operate, how decisions are made and the procedures we follow to make sure that these are efficient, transparent and accountable to local people.

Some of these processes are required by the law while others are a matter for us to choose.

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