Councillors, MPs and the PCC are elected to represent you. But who are they?

Hertsmere Borough Councillors

Hertsmere is divided into 16 wards and each ward has either two or three councillors. Councillors are elected for a four year term to represent the area and help make decisions about local issues. The last election of Hertsmere Borough Councillors took place on 4 May 2023.

Find out who your Hertsmere borough councillor is. You can search by ward, name or party.  Not sure what ward you live in?  You can find your ward name and councillors using our mapping system.

Members' Allowances and Expenses

Our members' allowances scheme is made under the Local Government and Housing Act 1989 and the Local Government Act 2000 and in accordance with the Local Authorities (Members' Allowances) (England) Regulations 2003.

The regulations above allow councils to make a scheme which specifies the amount of allowance payable to members, including travel and subsistence allowances.  The allowances are there to help support people who are elected due to the amount of time that is taken.  However, the council must have regard to the recommendation of an independent remuneration panel in setting the allowances.  The Panel makes recommendations on members' allowances in accordance with government guidelines. 

We are required under the above regulations to publish our scheme of allowances for councillors.  Details of our current scheme, as approved by the Council, are set out below and apply until the scheme is amended or replaced.

If a member's term of office does not cover the whole of a year, the amount of allowance payable will be proportionate to the actual term served.

View Members' Allowances Scheme

View 2018-19 Allowances and expenses paid to members of Hertsmere Borough Council

View the May 2013 report of the Independent Remuneration Panel on Members' Allowances.

View 2019-20 Allowances and expenses paid to members of Hertsmere Borough Council

View 2020-2021 Allowances and Expenses paid to Elected Members of Hertsmere Borough Council (doc, 21KB)

View 2021-2022 Allowances and Expenses paid to Elected Members of Hertsmere Borough Council (pdf, 557KB) 

Other local councillors: County, town and parish

As well as being represented by Hertsmere Borough Councillors, residents are also represented by County Councillors who together, with councillors covering the other Hertfordshire district and borough council areas, form Hertfordshire County Council.
You can find out who they are and other information via Hertfordshire County Council.

Some, but not all, areas in Hertsmere also have town or parish councils.  You can find out about these on our town and parish council page.

Members of Parliament (MPs)

Members of Parliament or MPs are elected in a general election, held every five years or so. Each MP serves in the House of Commons, representing their constituency. The Hertsmere Borough Council area is covered by the MP for Hertsmere.

Find out who your MP is by visiting the House of Commons website

Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC)

Once every four years elections (delayed in 2020 to 2021 due to COVID-19) Hertfordshire county elects a Police and Crime Commissioner.  They are responsible for policing.

You can find out more about their work on the Herts Commissioner website.