In May 2014, 60 councillors were elected to represent the people of Belfast in the expanded city. Following a shadow period, the new Belfast City Council officially came into place on 1 April 2015.
We now serve an additional 53,000 residents with an overall population of 333,000. We are also responsible for new powers and services, including land-use planning, community planning and off-street parking. From 2016, we'll also have responsibility for enhanced economic, physical and social regeneration.
The 60 councillors represent the 10 areas of the new council area.
|District electoral area (DEA)
||Belvoir, Finaghy, Malone, Musgrave and Upper Malone
||Andersonstown, Ballymurphy, Beechmount, Colin Glen, Falls Park, Shaw’s Road and Turf Lodge
||Blackstaff, Central, Ormeau, Stranmillis and Windsor
||Bellevue, Cavehill, Chichester Park, Duncairn, Fortwilliam and Innisfayle
||Dunmurry, Ladybrook, Lagmore, Poleglass, Stewartstown and Twinbrook
||Ballygomartin, Clonard, Falls, Forth River, Shankill and Woodvale
||Cregagh, Hillfoot, Merok, Orangefield, Ravenhill and Rosetta
|Ardoyne, Ballysillan, Cliftonville, Legoniel, New Lodge, and Water Works
|Belmont, Garnerville, Gilnahirk, Knock, Sandown, Shandon and Stormont
||Ballymacarrett, Beersbridge, Bloomfield, Connswater, Sydenham and Woodstock
The 60 elected members provide leadership and oversee the day-to-day running of Belfast City Council.
Our councillors play a key role in representing the interests of their constituents and electoral areas. They are responsible for ensuring that the views of the people of Belfast are reflected in the decisions that the council takes and in the way services are delivered.
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