Thanet District Council consists of 56 Members, otherwise
known as Councillors. Councillors must be
registered voters in the Thanet District area or live or work
within the district.
Further details, including the roles and functions of
Councillors and the recognition of political groups are available
in Article 2 of
The Annual meeting in May elects the Chairman,
Vice-Chairman and Leader of the Council. While the Chairman and
Vice-Chairman in effect have ceremonial roles to play, the Leader
is concerned more with the political and service aspects of the
Council and its relationship with Thanet residents and
organisations, and local and national government.
The Leader acts as Chairman of the Executive
(Cabinet), and appoints the Deputy Leader and Portfolio
Further details, including the
functions and types of Council meetings, are available in Article 4
of the Constitution.