Your County Councillor
also known as: Committee Meetings, Meetings, Members, Planning Committees.
Find out who your local councillor is and how to contact them
Northumberland County Council is made up of 67 elected
councillors. Each councillor represents constituents within a
specific area of Northumberland.
They all meet as full council which is
responsible for setting the budget and the council's policy
framework. Councillors also sit on a range of committees. New
appointments to committees for the 2013/14 municipal year will
be made by the County Council on 22 May 2013; details are provided
via the Committee Membership link.
The results of the Northumberland County
Council 2013 election and town and parish council elections have
been announced. The county council elections are the first to be
held in Northumberland since 2008 – a year before the council
became a unitary authority in 2009. The results are as
follows: Labour 32; Conservative 21; Liberal Democrat 11;
A full breakdown of results, including all of
the parish council and town council information is available
to view online at www.northumberland.gov.uk/vote
The membership of the council's Policy Board
is as follows:
Councillor Grant Davey - Leader of
Councillor Dave Ledger - Deputy Leader of Council
Councillor Robert Arckless - Policy Board Member: Children’s
Councillor Deirdre Campbell - Policy Board Member: StreetCare and
Councillor Susan Dungworth - Policy Board Member: Adult Care and
Councillor Allan Hepple - Policy Board Member: Planning, Housing
Councillor Val Tyler - Policy Board Member: Community
Infrastructure and Culture
Councillor Peter Jackson - Policy Board Member without
CouncillorJeff Reid - Policy Board Member without Portfolio
Councillor Paul Kelly - Policy Board Member without Portfolio.
Full details of the range of each portfolio
can be accessed here.
Find your County Councillor
Each year a basic allowance is paid to each councillor.
In addition to this, a special responsibility
allowance (SRA) is paid to the following councillors to reflect
their special responsibilities over and above their role as a ward
- Executive members including the Leader of the Council and
Deputy Leader of the Council
- Council Chairman and Vice-chairman
- Chairmen of the overview and scrutiny committees
- Chairmen of other certain committees, including planning,
licensing, rights of way
- Opposition party leaders and party secretaries.
Allowances are set by an Independent
Remuneration Panel. All the numbers produced are gross figures with
allowances being subject to tax.
Declarations of interest
Councillors declarations of interest appear
If you have any queries, please email
An updated list of county councillor surgeries
will follow on this page shortly. Please contact councillors
using the details on their individual webpages in the meantime;
details of any councillors' surgeries organised will be
included on these pages.