Darlington Borough Council
Darlington Borough Council is the local authority for the town of Darlington and the surrounding villages in North East England. The authority is composed of 50 ward councillors. The council is controlled by the Labour Party and the current leader of the council is Councillor Bill Dixon. The acting chief executive of the council is Ms Ada Burns.
The Authority was originally a non-metropolitan district of Durham County Council but absorbed the powers of the County Council in 1997 upon becoming a separate unitary authority. As of 2011 Darlington Borough has a population of 106,000 residents.