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The leaders of the seven local councils, the North of Tyne Mayor and Northumbria's Police and Crime Commissioner encourage people to work together to move out of Tier 3 as quickly and as safely as possible.

Council's political make-up


Information on the political make-up of the council.

The current political make-up of the council is:

  • 69 Labour councillors
  • 15 Liberal Democrat councillors
  • 12 Independent councillors
  • 10 Conservative councillors
  • 7 Derwentside Independent councillors
  • 4 Spennymoor Independent People Before Politics councillors
  • 3 The North East Party councillors
  • 5 other councillors
  • 1 Labour and Co-operative councillor

Organised into political groups on the council as follows:

  • Labour Group - 70 councillors
  • Liberal Democrat Group - 15 councillors
  • Durham County Council Independent Group - 12 councillors
  • Conservative Group - 10 councillors
  • Durham Independent Group - 8 councillors
  • Not aligned to any political group - 5 councillors
  • Spennymoor Independent Group - 3 councillors
  • The North East Party Group - 3 councillors

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
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