County Council election 4 May 2017
County Council election 2 May 2013
The elections where held on 2 May 2013. This was the first time the authority's councillors had stood for re-election following the formation of the unitary council in 2009.
Previously, two members had been elected to represent each of the county's 63 wards. However, following recommendations by the Boundary Commission, some ward boundaries were redrawn. As a result, the May 2013 elections saw wards electing one, two or three councillors.
There are still 126 councillors representing 63 wards.
Share of seats
Overall turnout for the county council election was 27.83%. Turnout fell by 23.5% compared to the previous election in 2008 when turnout was 36.38%. The five highest turnout wards were:
- Weardale 41.65%
- North Lodge 39.01%
- Framwellgate and Newton Hall 36.69%
- Sedgefield 35.68%
- Chester-le-Street North 35.43%
The five lowest turnout wards were:
- Woodhouse Close 19.26%
- Consett South 19.81%
- Coundon 20.22%
- Deneside 20.57%
- Elvet and Gilesgate 21.27%
By-elections since the 2013 election