The parish covers a number of settlements:
For electoral purposes the parish is divided into three wards, each electing five members of the parish council:
- Gilesgate Moor
The Parish Council is currently controlled by the Liberal Democrats, who gained control from Labour in the 2003 local elections taking 14 of the 15 seats.
The Council has offices at the Belmont Community Centre, Sunderland Road, Gilesgate Moor.
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- Parish Council Elections for Durham Parishes 2003.
- Vision of Britain information on Belmont Parish.
- GenUKi description of historic Belmont parish.