The borough of Stockport is made up of 21 wards with 3 councillors representing each ward.
The council is composed of 63 councillors as follows (as of 5th May 2016);
- Labour 23
- Liberal Democrats 21
- Conservatives 14
- Independent Ratepayers 3
- Stockport Residents Group 2
Councillors are normally elected for a period of four years and elections usually take place on the first Thursday in May on three out of four years.