Darlington Borough Council

Election results for 2019

    Elected in 2019
    Total
    +/-
    22
    22
    +5
    Elected in 2019
    Total
    +/-
    20
    20
    -9
    Elected in 2019
    Total
    +/-
    3
    3
    +2
    Elected in 2019
    Total
    +/-
    3
    3
    No results
    Elected in 2019
    Total
    +/-
    2
    2
    +2

Most Recent

Labour lose control of Darlington council

Labour have lost control of Darlington Borough Council.

The party lost lose nine seats in total and now have 20 seats overall.

The Conservatives gained five seats to become the largest party with 22, just four short of a majority.

The Liberal Democrats won three seats, the Green Party won two and Independents have three.

'Lessons need to be learned' by Labour

Andrew Hartley

BBC Look North

Labour doing spectacularly badly in Darlington.

Results are still coming in but it’s clear the council will go No Overall Control from Labour.

The Conservatives have gained eight seats so far. Independent gains too.

Local Labour MP Jenny Chapman has just told me “lessons need to be learned”.

Pilot scheme sees hundreds hit with litter fines

Stuart Minting

Local Democracy Reporter

A pilot scheme to crackdown on littering and dog fouling in Darlington saw 574 fixed penalty notices issued in the first three months of the project.

Darlington Borough Council said 92% of the £75 fines between 1 October and 31 December were issued in the town centre.

A spokesman for the authority said 559 of the notices were issued for discarding cigarette ends, 14 for other littering offences and only one was issued for dog fouling.

Before 31 December, 66 appeals against the notices had been received, of which 19 had been upheld.

The council spokesman said the authority had not had a positive experience with the private firm it had contracted to run the scheme and the public had expressed a view that the contract should not continue after he pilot.

He added two major retailers in Darlington had expressed strong opposition to continuing with the service, and that officers were recommending to members not to continue with the pilot after 31 March.