Councillors and MPs
Your local councillors and MPs
To find out more about your local councillors and MPs click on the relevant links below:
If you are not sure which is your ward, please use the ward search
- What do councillors do
- Councillor allowances / expenses
- Your local councillors
- Contact your local councillors
- Surgery details
- Your MPs (Members of Parliament)
The Council is made up of 57 councillors. Each of the 19 wards that make up the borough has three councillors, elected by residents of that ward every four years. The current political composition of the Council is:
- Labour – 48 councillors
- Liberal Democrats – 9 councillors
Currently the Labour Party holds the majority of seats on the Council
Local elections 22 May 2014
- For the full election results visit our elections website
Councillors make policy and take decisions on the council's budget, council priorities and how the council should be run. For example, part of their role is to make decisions on planning and licensing issues. They are supported and advised in their decision-making by officers who work in the various council departments and implement the decisions.
Councillors also champion local issues. They can help if you are dissatisfied with a council service by advising or directing you to someone who can help sort out your problem and can sometimes progress the case on your behalf. This is often done in advice surgeries where you can meet with the councillor for your ward and discuss your problem.
As community leaders they put forward proposals to improve their ward, which may include bringing together different community groups to develop a case for change.|back to top
Councillors are entitled to receive or to claim a range of allowances for undertaking their Council duties. Details of the Members’ Allowance Scheme can be found in Part 6 of the Council Constitution.
We publish a list of allowances and expenses claimed by our councillors and co-opted members each May in the minutes of the Full Council meeting.
- Statement of member allowances 2013 to 2014 (PDF 217KB)
- Statement of member allowances 2012 to 2013 (PDF 97KB)
- Statement of member allowances 2011 to 2012 (PDF 155KB)
- Statement of member allowances 2010 to 2011 (PDF 50KB)
To find out more about your local Councillors, including when they hold their surgeries, click on the link below:
If you are not sure which is your ward, then please use the ward search.
If you are interested in becoming a Haringey councillor and would like to know more see our how to become a Haringey councillor page.|back to top
You can write to your councillor at:
River Park House
225 High Road
Councillor surgeries provide an opportunity for you to meet your ward councillors in person and to discuss local issues.
Details of councillor surgeries (including times, dates and location map) can be found by clicking on the name of the relevant councillor - see who are my local councillors? Surgery dates are also listed in Haringey People magazine.|back to top
Haringey is divided into two parliamentary constituencies, Tottenham represented by David Lammy MP and Wood Green and Hornsey represented by Lynne Featherstone MP.
Members of Parliament (MPs) are elected by a particular area or constituency in Britain to represent them in the House of Commons. MPs divide their time between their constituency and the Houses of Parliament in London. Once elected it is an MP's job to represent all the people in his or her constituency. An MP can ask Government Ministers questions, speak about issues in the House of Commons and consider and propose new laws.
To find out who your MP is and further details about MPs see useful external links section below.|back to top