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||2|
|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.