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About the Chair


The Chair of Durham County Council for 2022/23 is Cllr Beaty Bainbridge who represents the Chester-le-Street East ward.

    Chosen charities

    Cllr Bainbridge's chosen charites are The Great North Children's Hospital Foundation and Haswell and District Mencap.

    Personal life

    A former pupil of Chester-le-Street Secondary Modern School, Cllr Bainbridge has worked as a shop assistant and health and safety officer. She also owned her own business, Homespun Wool and Baby Clothes, from 1982 to 1993.

    The former shop-owner and school governor was elected to Durham County Council in 2008 prior to local government reorganisation in 2009 and represents the Chester-le-Street East ward.

    Her hobbies include sewing, home cooking, decorating, gardening, spending time with her grandchildren and caravanning.

    If you would like to contact Cllr Bainbridge, then please  contact us.

    Contact us
    Chairman of the Council
    03000 267 202
    Our address is:
    • Durham County Council
    • County Hall
    • Durham
    • County Durham
    • United Kingdom
    • DH1 5UL