Your Councillors

An overview of the cabinet of Northumberland County Council and details of how to contact your local councillor or attend a meeting. Northumberland County Council is made up of 67 elected councillors. Each councillor represents constituents within an area of Northumberland. They all meet as a full council responsible for setting the budget and the council's policy framework. Councillors also sit on a range of committees.

Political Composition

The current political makeup of the council is:

Party

Male

Female

Total

Conservative

28

5

33

Labour

8

11

19

Independent Group

3

5

8

Liberal Democrat

2

2

4

Green Party

2

2

Non Aligned

1

1

Total

67

The Council’s Cabinet

The Cabinet is made up of elected councillors appointed by the Leader of the council, who each take responsibility for a portfolio. The current Cabinet members are:

Details of each portfolio:

Chair and Deputy Chair of the Council

Use the links below to find your local councillor:

Members’ local improvement schemes

View historical and current information here.

Councillors’ allowances 

Each year a basic allowance is paid to each councillor.    In addition to this, a special responsibility allowance (SRA) is paid to a number of councillors, including the following, to reflect their special responsibilities over and above their role as a ward councillor:

Allowances are set by an independent remuneration panel. All the numbers produced are gross figures with allowances being subject to tax.    The members' allowance scheme can be seen here.    You can see the details of expenses and allowances for each year from 2013 are in the documents below.

Complaint about an elected member

If you make a complaint, it must be about why you think a member has not followed their code.

The member’s code of conduct is part of the county council constitution.To view the members' code of conduct, click here.    To assist you in making a complaint, we have also prepared an indicative flowchart that sets out how the process works for handling complaints about elected members.