Winchester City Council's Constitution sets out how the Council operates, how decisions are made and the procedures which are followed to ensure that both of these processes are efficient, transparent and accountable to local people. Some of these processes are required by law, while others are a matter for the Council to choose.

The Constitution is divided into sixteen Articles which set out the basic rules governing the Council's business. More detailed procedures and codes of practice are provided in separate rules and protocols at the end of the document.

This electronic version of the Constitution is a large PDF file, which has been split into separate sections for ease of downloading.