The Council has 41 Councillors, three in 13 of the wards and two in one ward (Englefield Green East), elected to represent the public.
The balance of the Council as of May 2020 is:
- 25 Conservative Group
- 6 Runnymede Independent Residents' Group (RIRG)
- 3 Liberal Democrats Group
- 2 Independent Group
- 2 Labour and Co-Operative Group
- 2 Runnymede Residents and Community Group (RRC)
- 1 Green (Councillor Brierley)
Leader of Runnymede Independent Residents' Group: Councillor Linda Gillham
Deputy Leader of Runnymede Independent Residents' Group: Councillor Alan Alderson
Leader of the Liberal Democrats: Councillor Donald Whyte
Deputy Leader of the Liberal Democrats: Councillor Theresa Burton
The next Borough Elections will be held in 2021 when one third of the local borough councillors are up for election.
Councillors undertake official duties in their own time and receive a small allowance, mainly to cover out of pocket expenses.
All 41 councillors (the full Council) meet several times each year. They approve the budget, level of Council Tax, consider a variety of key policy issues and discuss local matters of concern and governance.