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.
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.