Councillors & democracy

This section provides information about councillors, MPs, parish and town councils, elections and the democratic process.


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Voting and Elections

The electoral register is a list of people who are eligible to vote in elections and referendums in Northumberland. You cannot vote if your name does not appear on the register.

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Community Chest

The scheme gives local organisations a chance to bid for funding.

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Local Area Committees

Five Local Area Committees cover five areas of Northumberland and are there to help communities have a greater say in council affairs. These cover north Northumberland, Tynedale, Castle Morpeth, Cramlington/Bedlington/Seaton Valley, and Ashington/Blyth.

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Census 2021 results

The census is a once-in-a-decade survey that gives us the most accurate estimate of all the people and households in England and Wales.

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County councillor information

Northumberland County Council is made up of 67 elected councillors each representing an area of the county.

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Committees & meetings

Find out more about our committees, when future meetings will be held, access the relevant papers and find the minutes from previous meetings.

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Get involved with the council

There are lots of different ways you can get involved with the county council and have your say on matters which affect you.

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This enables non-executive members to influence decisions that are taken by the cabinet and ensure the views and needs of local people are taken into account.

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Local MPs

MPs operate separately to Northumberland County Council. They represent Northumberland in the House of Commons.

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Town & parish council - contact details

This page provides useful information and contact details for parish and town councils in the Northumberland area.

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Community rights

In addition to existing policies The Localism Act 2011 provides a legal set of rights for communities handing more power back to local people. The actual regulations around each of these aspects are complex so please read the full details below, or contact us for more information.

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Northumberland Youth Parliament

The youth parliament is a national body that aims to improve the lives of young people and give them a voice.

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Northumberland Youth Cabinet

The Northumberland Youth Cabinet is an elected body of 11 to 19-year-olds, representing the views of young people across Northumberland.

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Information for councillors

This page contains useful links for Northumberland county, parish and town councillors.

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