Borough Councillors are elected by the community to decide how the Council should carry out its various activities. They represent public interest as well as individuals living within the ward in which he or she has been elected to serve a term of office.
Councillors are not paid a salary for their work, but they do receive allowances. By law, all members of the Council are required to complete a declaration of interest form no later than 28 days following the day of their election, and within 28 days of becoming aware of any change to their interests.
There are 48 members of Guildford Borough Council, also known as councillors: 32 Conservative, 9 Liberal Democrats, 3 Guildford Greenbelt Group, 2 Labour and 2 Independent. They are elected every four years. The last borough elections were held on 7 May 2015.
Councillor Paul Spooner is Leader of the Council.
Councillor Matt Furniss is Deputy Leader of the Council.
The next borough elections are on Thursday 2 May 2019.