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Council's political make-up


Information on the political make-up of the council.

The current political make-up of the council is:

  • 74 Labour councillors 
  • 14 Liberal Democrat councillors
  • 11 Independent councillors*
  • 10 Conservative councillors
  • 7 Derwentside Independent councillors*
  • 5 Spennymoor Independent People Before Politics councillors*
  • 3 The North East Party councillors*
  • 2 other councillors*   

* organised into political groups on the council as follows:

  • Durham Independent Group - 10 councillors
  • Durham County Council Independent Group - 9 councillors
  • Spennymoor Independent Group - 5 councillors
  • The North East Party Group - 3 councillors
  • Not aligned to any political group - 1 councillor

Group Leaders

Labour - Councillor Simon Henig

Liberal Democrats - Councillor Amanda Hopgood

Durham Independent Group - Councillor Alan Shield

Conservatives - Councillor Richard Bell

Durham County Council Independent Group - Councillor John Shuttleworth

Spennymoor Independent Group - Councillor Liz Maddison

The North East Party Group - Councillor Karen Hawley

Contact us
Committee Services
03000 269 714
Our address is:
  • Durham County Council
  • County Hall
  • Durham
  • County Durham
  • United Kingdom
  • DH1 5UL
0191 383 4206
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