Councillor information

There are 38 councillors, each one is elected for a period of four years to represent the residents in part of the district known as a Ward. 

A Councillor's Political Group is not necessarily the same as the political party they stood for at election. 

View councillor details, including committee appointments, contact information and register of interests.

Councillor ward map

Political structure

The role of the district councillor

Each elected Member serves on full Council, which determines strategic policy and approves certain matters "reserved" to Council, such as setting the budget and Council Tax.

Councillors also serve on one of two Area Planning Committees, and may also serve on other committees, such as Executive Committee, Overview & Scrutiny or the Licensing and Appeals Committee.

An important part of the councillor's role takes place away from the Council itself and in their ward, where they act as a point of contact between the district council, parish and town councils and residents on a range of community matters. 

Many Councillors are also representatives on outside bodies.

The Leader and Chairman of the Council

No single party or group is currently in control of Malvern Hills District Council. Instead the Council is run by a partnership between the Democratic Group (independent and Green Party councillors) and the Liberal Democrat Group.

The Leader of the Council is Councillor Sarah Rouse and the Deputy Leader is Councillor Tom Wells.

In May 2019 Councillor Dean Clarke was elected as Chairman. Councillor Caroline Bovey was elected Vice-Chairman.