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Town Councillors

 Ashington Town Council has provision for 18 Councillors, each representing one of the six wards in the town. Town Councillors are elected representatives.

The work of a Town Councillor can vary from one Councillor to another.  The three main areas of work are summarised below:

  1. Decision making – Through attending meetings and committees with other elected members, Councillors decide which activities to support, where money should be spent and what services should be delivered.  Decision-making is collective and by voting.
  2. Monitoring – Councillors make sure that their decisions lead to efficient and effective services by keeping an eye on how well things are working.
  3. Getting involved locally – As representatives of the community, Councillors may be part of local groups and organisations and may represent individuals and take up issues on their behalf.
  • A Town Councillor must represent the whole electorate not just those that voted for them.
  • A Town Councillor must represent the views of the community.
  • A Town Councillor has a duty to attend Council meetings.
  • A Town Councillor has a duty to ensure the Council is ‘properly’ managed.
  • A Town Councillor may represent a political party or may be independent.
  • A Town Councillor must maintain proper standards of behaviour as an elected representative.
  • A Town Councillor must abide by the adopted Code of Conduct and the Seven Principles of Public Life.
  • A Town Councillor must never use their position to secure personal advantage for themselves, family, or friends.
  • A Town Councillor must sign a declaration of acceptance of office and declare their interests.
  • A Town Councillor must not do anything that brings the Council into disrepute.
  • A Town Councillor is accountable to local people.

Please note that conduct in relation to interests and the registration of them, are regulated by the Localism Act 2011, sections 26-34.  They require the Monitoring Officer of the principle council, i.e. Northumberland County Council, to establish and maintain the register, which is available in the link below.

Declarations of Interests

 

Bothal Ward  

Councillor Matthew Cuthbert

Councillor Lynne Grimshaw

Bothal Ward Town Councillor

Telephone 07403 628 894

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Bothal Ward Town Councillor

Chair of Finance & General Services Committee

Bothal Ward County Councillor

Telephone 01670 810 827

Email Click here

 

Councillor Bob Walkinshaw

 

Bothal Ward Town Councillor

Cllr Bob Walkinshaw was granted a leave of absence on the grounds of ill health on 11th July 2023.

 
   
Central Ward  
 

Councillor Eleanor Armstrong

 

Central Ward Town Councillor

Telephone 07501 145 562

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Councillor Caroline Ball

 

Central Ward Town Councillor

Central Ward County Councillor

Telephone 07890 046 689

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College Ward  

Councillor Liam Lavery

Councillor Mark Purvis

College Ward Town Councillor

Telephone 01670 855 508

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College Ward Town Councillor

Business Chair of Ashington Town Council

College Ward County Councillor

Telephone 01670 815 270

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Councillor Vicky Brown

 

College Ward Town Councillor

Deputy Civic Head of Ashington

Cllr Vicky Brown was granted a leave of absence on the grounds of ill health on 30th January 2024.

 
   
Haydon Ward  

Councillor Marjorie Chambers

Councillor Graeme Wright

Haydon Ward Town Councillor

Vice Business Chair of Ashington Town Council

Telephone 07802 801 986

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Haydon Ward Town Councillor

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Councillor John Tully

 

Haydon Ward Town Councillor

Leader of Ashington Town Council

Vice Chair of Finance & General Services Committee

Telephone 07903 377131

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Hirst Ward  

Councillor Victor Bridges

Councillor Pauline Thompson

Hirst Ward Town Councillor

Civic Head of Ashington

Telephone 01670 457 058

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Hirst Ward Town Councillor

Vice-Chair of Climate Change & Environment Committee

Telephone 01670 813 327

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Councillor Sophie Robinson

 

Hirst Ward Town Councillor

Chair of Climate Change & Environment Committee

Telephone 07545 211 674

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Seaton Ward  

Councillor Glyn Davies

Councillor Jim Lang

Seaton Ward Town Councillor

Telephone 01670 814857 / 07543352296

 

Seaton Ward Town Councillor

Seaton Ward County Councillor (including Newbiggin by the Sea West)

Telephone 01670 856 911

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Councillor Louis Brown

 

Seaton Ward Town Councillor

Deputy Leader

Telephone 07957 133 914

Email: Click here

 
   

 








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