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Councillors and decision making

How the council works

Norwich City Council is a district council. It has responsibility for providing a number of services including local planning, housing, benefits, environmental health, electoral registration and waste and recycling collections.

Political make-up

The city council has a total of 39 councillors – 13 electoral wards across the city with three councillors in each.

Following the city council elections on 6 May 2021, and Sewell election on the 17June,  the political make-up is:

  • Labour 26 seats
  • Green 10 seats
  • Liberal Democrats 3 seats

Labour has a majority of the seats and therefore has overall control.