Cllr Jellyman represents the three member ward which covers Hanford, Trentham, Newstead and Wedgwood in the south of the city. First elected in May 2015 as part of a City Independent/Conservative administration which took control of the City Council after decades of Labour control, Cllr Jellyman has been instrumental in the modernisation of the local Conservative Party, leading the charge to grow the local membership and to drive campaigning throughout the city. Cllr Jellyman played a central role as the Conservatives bucked the national trend at the 2019 Local Elections which saw the Conservatives increase their seats on the council from 7 to 15, eventually leading to the Conservative Group taking control of Stoke-on-Trent City Council for the first time.
Between 2019 and 2023, Cllr Jellyman was Cabinet Member for Highways and Regeneration and between 2020 and 2023, was Deputy Leader of Stoke-on-Trent City Council.
Cllr Jellyman also stood for election as the Conservative candidate for Stoke-on-Trent Central at the 2017 General Election growing the Conservative vote share by 17.2%, paving the way for the seat to move to the Conservatives at the 2019 General Election.
Elected as Conservative Group Leader following the 2023 Local Elections, Cllr Jellyman will lead the Conservative Group in opposition over the next four years.
Cllr Jellyman also sits on the Federation Executive as Group Leader.