Unitary Councillors

Cllr Heather Scott

Elected as a Councillor in 1976, Mayor of Darlington 1988/89 and awarded the OBE in the Birthday Honours in 1989 for voluntary and community service.

Cllr Jamie Luke Bartch

Darlington Borough Councillor

Jamie was born and raised in Darlington and from a family who have lived in Darlington for many years. After leaving school Jamie studied at QE sixth form college and then went on to attend Lincoln University and has just recently graduated from his masters at Durham University. 


Cllr Scott Durham

I become involved in local issues after, in recent years, becoming a father of twins.
After years of mistakes, Labour have taken the people of Darlington and the North East for granted and change is needed.

Cllr Lisa Preston

I am married with 3 children and I currently manage a busy school office.
I was lucky enough to be a Governor when my children were at primary school, as well as being Chair of a local pre-school committee.

Cllr Andy Keir

Andy was born and raised in the mining village of Shotts in Lanarkshire, Scotland and moved with his family to the Whinfield area of Darlington when his work was relocated there over 20 years ago.

Cllr Rachel Mills

I am a local resident living in the Faverdale area, married with three children. I hope to be re-elected in May to continue to represent you.

Cllr Christy Chou

I work full time in the NHS, currently as a skin cancer plastic surgeon at Darlington Memorial Hospital and Dr Piper House.
During my 35 years as a GP and surgeon, I have developed strong listening and negotiating skills and consider myself to be a people’s person.

Cllr Gerald Lee

Gerald is married to Ruth. They have two sons and are proud grandparents. He has been involved with rural affairs since the early nineties, first as a Parish Councillor and then as Ward Councillor.

Cllr Paul Crudas

Paul, who was born and raised in Darlington, has served two terms as Heighington and Coniscliffe Ward Councillor and has worked with Children & Young People Scrutiny, and Corporate Parenting, ensuring our looked-after children get the best possible chances.

Cllr Doris Jones

Doris was first elected to Darlington Borough Council in 1983 to the Haughton East ward. Following her move to Middleton St George, Doris has represented the area since 1987.