How the Council is run

Tandridge District Council has 42 council seats, representing 20 wards. One councillor is elected to each seat to look after the interests of the district. The current political balance of the Council is 16 Independents and OLRG Alliance, 14 Conservatives, 9 Liberal Democrats, 3 Independent Group councillors. 


There are ten main committees which councillors attend. These carry out the detailed business of the council. Council agendas and minutes are published online.

They are also available at our offices and local libraries.

Council constitution

The Council's constitution 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

Councillors’ allowances

All councillors receive a taxable allowance of £4,317. Some councillors also receive a special responsibility allowance for certain roles, e.g. Leader / Deputy Leader of the Council; Leader of the Opposition; Chair / Vice Chair of the Council and certain committees. Expenses for travel and subsistence can also be claimed.

Details of councillors’ allowances are published annually.

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