Matlaske Parish Councillors

The Role of a Councillor

A councillor is a member of the council and is normally elected for a term of four years. The last elections were held in 2019. People of any political or religious persuasion are eligible to become a councillor, although their personal views should not extend into their parish council work. A councillor is an unpaid voluntary role.

They are elected to represent the interests of the local community as a whole and promote a harmonious local environment. The number of elected councillors depends on the size of the area. In thornage we are able to have 7 councillors.

Local councils are the first tier of governance and are the first point of contact for anyone concerned with a community issue. They are democratically elected local authorities and exist in England, Wales and Scotland. The term ‘local council’ is synonymous with ‘parish council’, ‘town council’ and ‘community council’.

Matlaske Parish Councillors

Sara Buxton – Chairman

Marion Shepherd – Vice Chairman

Felicity Rushmer

Richard Amis

Dick Fiddian

Derek England

Ian Fitzpatrick-Swallow