Armagh City and District Council has 22 councillors, who were elected in May 2011 to serve for a four-year term. They represent four electoral ward areas across the city and district, namely:
- Armagh City (6 seats)
- Crossmore (5 seats)
- Cusher (6 seats)
- The Orchard (5 seats)
The current political make-up of the council is 6 Ulster Unionist Party, 6 Sinn Féin, 5 SDLP, 4 Democratic Unionist Party and one Independent member.
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 Armagh City and District are reflected in the decisions that the Council takes and in the way services are delivered. Councillors decide the order of priorities for services, balancing the needs of the local community with the actual cost of providing these services.
Council holds an Annual Meeting in June each year, at which a new Mayor and Deputy Mayor are elected and the membership of Council’s Committees is decided.