How the council is organised

Brent's political make-up

We have 63 councillors (also known as members) who are elected across 21 wards.

The people who stand for election as councillors may belong to one of the national political parties or to a local political party, or they may be completely independent of a political party.

The current political make-up of Brent is:

  • Labour: 58 elected members
  • Conservative: 3 elected members 
  • Liberal Democrat: 1 elected member
  • Independent: 1 elected member

Brent's political make-up map


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The council has a Leader who comes from the majority party. The Leader of the council is Cllr Muhammed Butt.

The Leader is responsible for forming a Cabinet which is responsible for implementing the council's policies.

The members also choose a Mayor for Brent each year who promotes Brent locally, nationally and internationally. The current Mayor of Brent is Cllr Ernest Ezeajughi.