Bradford on Avon is divided into two wards: South Ward and North Ward, each represented by six elected councillors. Town Councillors are volunteers elected by Bradford on Avon residents.
Since 2010, Bradford on Avon has been part of the Chippenham Parliamentary Constituency.
The Mayor is the figurehead of the Town Council and is elected by their fellow Councillors for a one-year term. Mayors may be re-elected.
During their time, the Mayor promotes and develops opportunities for the town. This involves growing individual and community relationships as well as performing important social and ceremonial roles as a community leader.
When the Mayor is not available the Deputy Mayor takes on these duties.
The Mayor also:
- provides guidance to Councillors about what is expected of them
- acts as the principal Town Council spokesperson
- supports good working relations between Councillors
- represents the Town Council in civic and ceremonial duties