County Councillor information

also known as: Executive information, List of committees.

An overview of the policy board of Northumberland County Council and details of how to contact your local councillor, or attend a meeting

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.

Find your County Councillor

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Policy Board

The Policy Board (formerly known as the Executive) is made up of elected councillors and nominated by the Leader. The Leader was elected by a session of full council on 22 May 2013.

Leader – Grant Davey

Deputy Leader – Dave Ledger

Policy Board Member for Adult Care and Public Health – Susan Dungworth

Policy Board Member for Children’s Services – Robert Arckless

Policy Board Member for Planning, Housing and Regeneration – Allan Hepple

Policy Board Member for Streetcare and Environment – Ian Swithenbank

Policy Board Member for Infrastructure and Culture – Val Tyler

Policy Board Member without portfolio - Peter Jackson

Policy Board Member without portfolio - Paul Kelly

Policy Board Member without portfolio - Jeff Reid

View the contact details and responsibilities of any of the above councillors, by clicking on their name. 

Business Chair and Civic Head

Business Chair - Scott Dickinson

Civic Head - Kath Nisbet

Deputy Civic Head - Kath Graham

Councillors allowances

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 councillor:

  • Policy Board members including the Leader of the Council and Deputy Leader of the Council
  • Council Chair and Vice-chair
  • Chairs of the overview and scrutiny committees
  • Chairs of other certain committees, including planning, licensing and others
  • 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 below.

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pdfReid J - April 2014.pdf 88 KB4/16/2014 1:41 PM
pdfReid T.pdf 297 KB5/30/2013 3:55 PM
pdfPidcock B.pdf 183 KB5/14/2013 11:39 AM
pdfPidcock L.pdf 193 KB6/19/2013 3:13 PM
pdfRiddle.pdf 194 KB5/24/2013 1:57 PM
pdfRobson T 13.02.14.pdf 232 KB2/13/2014 3:43 PM
pdfRichards.pdf 168 KB6/19/2013 3:14 PM
pdfRickerby.pdf 169 KB5/30/2013 3:56 PM
pdfLang.pdf 186 KB5/31/2013 4:18 PM
pdfLedger.pdf 214 KB5/24/2013 1:57 PM
pdfJones V.pdf 184 KB5/30/2013 12:59 PM
pdfKelly.pdf 208 KB6/4/2013 2:23 PM
pdfNisbet.pdf 244 KB5/24/2013 1:57 PM
pdfParry.pdf 119 KB6/5/2013 4:05 PM
pdfLindley.pdf 163 KB6/19/2013 3:13 PM
pdfMurray.pdf 182 KB5/30/2013 12:59 PM
PDFSambrook 28.10.13.PDF 376 KB11/19/2013 4:21 PM
pdfWallace.pdf 211 KB5/30/2013 12:59 PM
PDFWatkin.PDF 177 KB5/9/2013 4:19 PM
pdfThorn.pdf 162 KB6/21/2013 11:44 AM
pdfTyler V 15.01.14 updated 16.01.14.pdf 93 KB1/16/2014 3:21 PM
pdfWilson.pdf 208 KB5/14/2013 11:40 AM
PDFWoodman updated 08.01.14.PDF 125 KB1/9/2014 11:08 AM
pdfWatson.pdf 193 KB6/5/2013 4:05 PM
pdfWebb.pdf 151 KB5/24/2013 1:57 PM
pdfSharp.pdf 162 KB6/5/2013 11:27 AM
pdfSimpson.pdf 163 KB5/30/2013 12:59 PM
PDFSanderson 20131125.PDF 306 KB11/25/2013 4:15 PM
PDFSawyer J updated 06.02.14.PDF 126 KB2/6/2014 3:22 PM
pdfTaylor.pdf 181 KB5/14/2013 4:03 PM
PDFTebbutt.PDF 166 KB5/20/2013 3:43 PM
pdfSmith.pdf 163 KB2/27/2014 2:47 PM
pdfSwithenbank.pdf 156 KB5/31/2013 4:18 PM
pdfDaley.pdf 189 KB5/30/2013 3:55 PM
pdfDavey JG.pdf 154 KB6/19/2013 3:13 PM
PDFCessford C updated 15.01.14.PDF 154 KB1/16/2014 3:17 PM
PDFDale A updated 16.01.14.PDF 301 KB1/16/2014 3:20 PM
pdfDodd.pdf 277 KB5/14/2013 11:39 AM
pdfDouglas.pdf 169 KB5/14/2013 11:39 AM
pdfDavey S.pdf 142 KB5/15/2013 3:57 PM
PDFDickinson.PDF 161 KB5/9/2013 4:19 PM
pdfBawn.pdf 165 KB5/24/2013 1:55 PM
pdfBridgett.pdf 88 KB5/30/2013 3:55 PM
pdfArckless.pdf 159 KB5/30/2013 12:58 PM
pdfArmstrong update 17.11.13.pdf 172 KB11/19/2013 4:17 PM
pdfCartie.pdf 208 KB5/24/2013 1:56 PM
pdfCastle.pdf 185 KB6/5/2013 11:27 AM
pdfBurt.pdf 179 KB5/30/2013 12:58 PM
pdfCampbell.pdf 148 KB5/30/2013 12:58 PM
pdfdungworth20130619.pdf 172 KB6/19/2013 3:13 PM
pdfHorncastle20130530.pdf 204 KB5/30/2013 12:58 PM
pdfHunter updated 08.13.14.pdf 190 KB1/9/2014 11:08 AM
pdfHepple.pdf 209 KB5/30/2013 12:58 PM
PDFHomer C updated 06.12.14.PDF 173 KB2/6/2014 3:22 PM
pdfJohnstone.pdf 159 KB5/24/2013 1:56 PM
pdfJones G W 20130713.pdf 288 KB7/12/2013 3:30 PM
pdfHutchinson.pdf 204 KB5/30/2013 12:58 PM
pdfJackson.pdf 170 KB5/31/2013 4:18 PM
pdfFoster.pdf 149 KB5/24/2013 1:56 PM
pdfGallacher.pdf 187 KB5/30/2013 12:58 PM
pdfFearon.pdf 154 KB5/14/2013 11:39 AM
pdfFlux updated 08.01.14.pdf 236 KB1/9/2014 11:08 AM
PDFgraham.PDF 173 KB5/10/2013 1:52 PM
pdfGrimshaw.pdf 195 KB5/24/2013 1:56 PM
pdfGibson.pdf 200 KB5/24/2013 1:56 PM
pdfGobin.pdf 209 KB5/24/2013 1:56 PM

If you have any queries, please email demserv.ar@northumberland.gov.uk