Councillors & committees
Tandridge District Council is made up of 42 councillors, democratically elected to look after the interests of their local communities and the district as a whole. District elections are usually held three years out of four, with a third of councillors elected in each of these years. In the fourth year, Surrey County Council elections are held.
Tandridge District Council is controlled by the Conservative group. The political composition of the council is:
- 31 Conservatives
- 6 Liberal Democrats
- 2 Independent Group
- 2 Oxted & Limpsfield Residents' Group
- 1 Independent
The councillors represent 20 wards, with each ward being represented by one or more councillors. Councillors are unpaid, but may claim expenses. Details of councillors allowances are published annually.
Councillors are appointed to committees and sub-committees and also represent the Council on many local organisations.
Visit our structure of the council page for more information.
Leader of the Council
The Leader is a councillor from the majority party who acts as principal spokesperson on Council matters and works closely with the Chief Executive.
Chairman and Vice-Chairman of the Council
These are civic roles. The Chairman and Vice-Chairman represent the Council at local community events and outside functions. Both are appointed for a year at the Annual Meeting of the Council in May.
The Chairman represents the Council at local community events and outside functions.
The Council’s Constitution sets out how the Council operates, how decisions are made and the procedures followed to ensure transparency and accountability. Some of these processes are required by law, while others have been adopted at the Council’s discretion. It sets out:
- How the Council operates
- Standing Orders for meetings and general governance
- Financial regulations
- Contract Standing Orders
- Delegation of powers to committees and officers
- Various codes, schemes and protocols.
Parish or village councils
Tandridge has 21 parish or village councils responsible for various parish matters.