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Councillors (also referred to as Members) are elected by the
local community and are there to represent its views. Each
councillor represents an area called a ward, serving for four
years. Councillors are responsible for making decisions on behalf
of the community about local services, like rubbish collection and
leisure facilities, and agreeing budgets and Council Tax
There are 19 wards in the borough of
Eastleigh represented by 44 councillors.
Liberal Democrat – 40
Conservative – 4
Use the 'My Property' search to find out which ward you
live in and which Councillors represent your ward.
On being elected, Members sign up to a Code of Conduct and are
entitled to an allowance as set out in the in the Council's Scheme
In addition to Borough Councillors, the area is represented by
eleven MEPs, two Members of Parliament and seven County
Councillors. There are also ten Parish Councils.