How Basildon Borough Council works
Basildon Borough Council has 42 elected members representing 16 wards.
The Councillors are elected by thirds - there are Borough Council elections 3 years out of every 4, with an Essex County Council election being held in the fourth year.
Current political composition
|Political group||Seats held|
|Wickford Independents Free From Party Politics||1|
|Total number of seats||42|
At the Annual Council Meeting held on 26 May 2022, the Council resolved to change its form of governance from the Committee system to a Leader and Cabinet model. Further information about the way the Council works can be found in the Constitution.
Councillors and Council Meetings
Basildon Council is composed of 42 elected Councillors with one third of councillors standing for election three years in every four.
The Executive Team
Basildon Council employs around 900 people. The two most senior employees are the Chief Executive and the Deputy Chief Executive who together make up the Executive Team.
Borough Town, Parish and Village Councils
Local (Town, Parish and Village) Councils are statutory bodies created in law and which have to abide by the law and work within it.