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 10 May 2018);
- Labour 24
- Liberal Democrats 21
- Conservatives 13
- Independent Ratepayers 3
- Independent 1
- Vacancy 1 (Edgeley and Cheadle Heath Ward seat due to be contested on Thursday 24 May 2018)
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.