Leicester City Council has a Constitution, which governs and shows how the council operates, how decisions are made, and the procedures we follow to ensure these are efficient, transparent and accountable to local people.
Our current version was approved by council on 17th May 2012.
What does it include?
Our Constitution is divided into the Core Constitution (3 parts) and further procedural guidance (2 parts).
The Core Constitution features:
- Part 1 - the introduction
- Part 2 - the Articles, which set out the basic rules governing the council’s business
- Part 3 - describes how functions and responsibilities are allocated between the City Mayor and Executive, and Councillors.
The further procedural guidance features:
- Part 4 - contains rules of procedure
- Part 5 - highlights political conventions and codes of conduct.
Why do we need a Constitution?
Some of these processes are required by law, while others were chosen by the council. We keep the Constitution under review at all times.
Read our Constitution
Find out much more on our Constitution by downloading a Portable Document Format (PDF) copy of each part (from 1 to 5) at the bottom of this page.
Viewing our PDFs
To view all our Constitution document PDFs, you'll need Adobe Reader, which can be downloaded from the Adobe website*.
Need more information?
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