About Belfast City Council

Northern Ireland's largest Council, Belfast City Council is the local authority with responsibility for part of the city of Belfast, The Council serves an estimated population of 333,871 (2011)Belfast City Council is the primary council of the Belfast Metropolitan Area, a grouping of six district councils with commuter towns and over spill from Belfast, containing a total population of 579,276.

The Council is made up of 60 Councillors, elected from nine district electoral areas across the city, most representing the more heavily populated north and west.

The council has six committees, the members of which are appointed at the annual meeting of the council.

Each of the committees consists of 20 Councillors with the quorum (the minimum number of Councillors that are required to be present to transact business legally) of each committee being five members. Committees sit at least monthly with the exception of July. All committees are constituted to reflect, as far as practicable, the different political groups into which the members of the council are divided. The posts of chairman and deputy chairman of committees are allocated on the basis of the d'Hondt system of proportionality

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