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Due to essential maintenance, the following systems will be unavailable from 6.00pm on Monday 2 October until 8.00am on Tuesday 3 October: our online council tax, business rates and housing benefit services, and our welfare assistance form. You will also not be able to register to pay council tax online, make a change of address for council tax or cancel single person discount. You are still able to make a payment during this time. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Council's political make-up

Information on the political make-up of the council.

Following the elections held on 6 May 2021, subsequent by-elections and political changes, the current political make-up of the council is:

  • 53 Labour councillors
  • 17 Liberal Democrat councillors
  • 22 Independent councillors
  • 22 Conservative councillors
  • 5 Derwentside Independent councillors
  • 2 The North East Party councillors
  • 3 Labour and Co-operative councillors
  • 1 Green Party councillor
  • 1 other councillor

Group Leaders

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