Darlington Borough Council

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Darlington Borough Council
Mayor of Darlington
Cllr Nick Wallis, Labour
since 23 May 2019
Leader of the Council
Cllr Heather Scott, Conservative
since 2019
Managing Director
Paul Wildsmith
Seats50 councillors
Political groups
Administration (22)[1]
     Conservative (22)
Confidence and supply (6)[2]
     Liberal Democrat (3)
     Independent (3)
Opposition (22)
     Labour (20)
     Green (2)
Last election
May 2019[3]
Next election
May 2023

Darlington Borough Council is the local authority for the town of Darlington and the surrounding villages in North East England. The authority is composed of 50 ward councillors. It is the home town of current Prime Minster Boris Johnson.Following the local elections in May 2019 the largest party is the Conservative group with 22 councillors. Labour has 20 councillors, with three Independens,three Liberal Democrats and two Green party councillors[4].

The Authority was originally a non-metropolitan district of Durham County Council but absorbed the powers of the County Council in 1997 upon becoming a separate unitary authority. As of 2011 Darlington Borough has a population of 10586,000 residents.


  1. ^ Gullon, Nick (4 May 2019). "Conservatives biggest party in Darlington as Labour suffer significant losses". The Northern Echo. Retrieved 21 May 2019.
  2. ^ Minting, Stuart (10 May 2019). "Tories set to control Darlington council for first time in 40 years". The Northern Echo. Retrieved 21 May 2019.
  3. ^ "Borough and Parish Elections - Thursday, 2 May 2019".
  4. ^ "Your Councillors Darlington Borough Council".

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