Leader of the Conservative Group and Leader of Darlington Borough Council. 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. Founder member of Darlington & District Hospice Movement, involved in fundraising for the Haematology Unit McMillan Nurses and former Chairman of the Friends of the Bowes Museum. Represents Darlington on the Tees Valley Combined Authority.
Cabinet Member - Children and Young People Portfolio
I am local resident living in the Ridgeway area and have done so for a number of years. I am now semi-retired and feel I have the energy and time needed to contribute to making our council and area a better place for everyone.
Charles lives locally in Caedmon Crescent and was elected as ward councillor in 2003. Charles is extremely defensive of Darlington and its historical background and sees the protection of our heritage buildings is a priority.
Alan's responsibilities as cabinet member include maximising employment opportunities for Darlington residents in a post-Covid19 world,
delivering a refurbished and vibrant covered market together with a successful town centre,
delivering new homes, including affordable homes,
delivering the Council's Climate Change Strategy and Action Plan
Deputy Chair of Communities & Local Services Scrutiny Committee
Since May 2014, when Pauline was first elected as the Ward Councillor in Mowden, she has intervened on numerous matters that are important to residents, as well as serving on three Scrutiny Committees - Adults, Children & Young People and Communities & Local Services, where she is also vice chairman. Pauline is the current Chairman of South Durham Conservatives.
Jamie has been Councillor for Whinfield Ward for nearly two years. On this Jamie said: “I am so proud to be working as a councillor in Whinfield. We deal with so many resident enquiries and it's great to see things getting done. One of my proudest achievements is the level of communication we put out in our ward - regular newsletters mean residents are no longer kept in the dark”.
Ian has lived in the Harrowgate Hill / North Road area of Darlington all his life and has always played an active role in town-wide events, including increasing LGBT awareness and campaigning as a committee member for the regeneration of the Drinkfield Marsh Nature Reserve. Ian is the current Chair of the Health and Housing Scrutiny Committee, as well as a member of the scrutiny committees for Adults and Children & Young People
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