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Responsibilities of different elected representatives

This information will be updated pending the May 2022 elections, the information below relates to election results from 2018.

Different types of election return elected members with different responsibilities. This guide will help you to contact the right person.

Local councillors

The Royal Borough of Greenwich is composed of 51 councillors, who are elected every four years by Royal Greenwich residents. These elected members are accountable to the whole community and they have a duty to all of their constituents, including those who did not vote for them.

They sit on various committees that form part of the Royal Borough's consultative and decision-making processes on all matters affecting Royal Borough residents, from planning applications and housing to the running of schools, transport improvements and leisure facilities.

Councillors also meet up regularly as the Full Council to debate and decide on key policies and strategies. The Mayor of the Royal Borough of Greenwich chairs this meeting.

Find your councillor

View results of previous elections

London issues

We also have representatives on the London Assembly ensuring our voice as a borough is heard, and they can be contacted on London-wide issues. All London residents also vote to elect a new Mayor of London every four years.

National and European issues

For matters of national interest there are three Royal Greenwich Members of Parliament whom you can contact, and for European-wide issues we have also listed the names of the Members of the European Parliament.

More about local MPs and MEPs