local elections

On the 2nd of May voting for the local county councillors will be held across the Durham region. This is your chance to make a difference and have your say on how our area is local electionsgoverned. With the PCC election held in our area in November having such an abysmal turn out, now is the time to get to the ballot and share your views. Getting involved in your local government is one of the greatest parts of living in a democratic society. Being involved in the voting process allows you to have a say in what goes on when shaping the Consett of the future.

There are 3 councillors to be elected to represent the Consett area over two different electoral divisions. These are divided into two groups with Consett North voting 2 representatives and Consett South will need only 1 representative.

Along with Consett, other parts of our local community will also be voting for their local council representatives.  These areas include Delves Lane, Leadgate and Medomsley, Lanchester and also Benfieldside who will all be voting for 2 people to represent their respective areas. Lanchester and Hamsterly will also be able to vote for their parish council on the day with 15 and 7 positions available respectively.

Although local politics are generally low on the agenda for most residents in the area, local councillors are working to make our area a better place to be. So on Thursday 2nd of May make sure you get to your polling station and let your voice be heard.


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  1. CANDIDATES

    Benfieldside Electoral Division Name of Candidate Address of Candidate Description (if any) Reason why no longer nominated*
    DAVIES
    John 12, Laburnum Avenue, Blackhill, Consett, Co Durham, DH8 5TB Labour Party Candidate
    ENGLISH
    Keith 118 Durham Rd, Blackhill, Consett, Co Durham, DH8 5TN Liberal Democrat
    OLIVER
    Peter 9 Ravenside Tce, Blackhill, Consett, DH8 0LB Derwentside Independents
    RIRIE
    Brynnen Elizabeth 1 Rose Terrace, Consett, County Durham, DH8 6PG Labour Party Candidate
    ROBINSON
    Stephen 20 St Andrews Gardens, Blackhill, Consett, Co, Durham, DH8 8RY Derwentside Independents
    SETTREY
    James 32 Aynsley Mews, Consett, Co Durham, DH8 5FT Liberal Democrat

    Consett North Electoral Division Name of Candidate Address of Candidate Description (if any) Reason why no longer nominated*
    BAILEY
    Shaun 5 Southernwood, DH8 6GD UK Independence Party (UK I P)
    HESLOP
    Sara-Jane 33, Berry Edge Road, Consett, County Durham, DH8 5DS Labour Party Candidate
    NEALIS
    Margaret 35 Villa Real Road, Consett, DH8 6BL Liberal Democrat
    ROBSON
    Clive 23 Constance Street, Consett, Co Durham, DH8 5DY Labour Party Candidate
    TEMPLE
    Owen 300 Medomsley Road, Consett, Co Durham, DH8 5JP Liberal Democrat
    WATSON
    Alex 136 Medomsley Road, Consett, Co. Durham, DH8 5HT Independent
    WESTGARTH
    Mary 17, Fairways, Consett, Co Durham, DH8 5NT Derwentside Independents

    Consett South Electoral Division Name of Candidate Address of Candidate Description (if any) Reason why no longer nominated*
    CLARKE
    Malcolm Andrew 14 Briardene, Lanchester, Durham, DH7 0QD Labour Party Candidate
    HICKS
    Derek 44, Hillgarth, Castleside, Consett, Co Durham, DH8 9QD Derwentside Independents

    Delves Lane Electoral Division Name of Candidate Address of Candidate Description (if any) Reason why no longer nominated*
    BROWN
    Jane 26 Stuart Crt, Consett, Co. Durham, DH8 5GA Labour Party Candidate
    GLASS
    Bob 2, The Paddock, Lanchester, Co. Durham, DH7 0HW Labour Party Candidate
    RICHARDSON
    Lesley Anne 4 Durham Road, Wolsingham, Bishop Auckland, Co Durham, DL13 3JB Derwentside Independents

    Leadgate and Medomsley Electoral Division Name of Candidate Address of Candidate Description (if any) Reason why no longer nominated*
    CARR
    Liam 4 South Magdalene, Medomsley, Consett, Co Durham, DH8 6RH Labour Party Candidate
    MOSES
    Leanne 14 Arkless Grove, Consett, Durham, DH8 8AB The Conservative Party Candidate
    SHIELD
    Alan 1 Rothley Terrace, Medomsley, Consett, Co Durham, DH8 6PN Derwentside Independents
    SPRING
    Estelle 6 Summerhill, Shotley Bridge, Consett, Co. Durham, DH8 0NQ Labour Party Candidate
    STELLING
    Watts 53 Bradley Cottages, Leadgate, Consett, DH8 6JY Derwentside Independents

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