Darlington Borough Council

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Darlington Borough Council
Type
Type
Leadership
Mayor
Cllr Jan Taylor, Labour
since 18 May 2017
Leader of the Council
Cllr Bill Dixon MBE, Labour
since 2011
Structure
Seats50 councillors
Darlington Council composition
Political groups
Administration
     Labour (29)
Other parties
     Conservative (16)
     Liberal Democrat (3)
     Independent (2)
Elections
Last election
7 May 2015
Next election
2 May 2019
Website
www.darlington.gov.uk

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. The council is controlled by the Labour Party and the current leader of the council is Councillor Bill Dixon. The acting chief executive of the council is Ms Ada Burns.

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 106,000 residents.

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