Town Councillors 2024-2025

Town Councillors

Prudhoe Town Council has provision for 15 Councillors, each representing a different ward of the town.

The ward for each street in Prudhoe & Mickley is detailed in the Streets and Wards document.

Our ‘Promoting Democracy’ Booklet gives further information about the wards of the town, the election process, and the role of a Town Councillor.

Further legal references and statutory information relating to the position of Councillor, is available HERE.

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.
  1. Monitoring – Councillors make sure that their decisions lead to efficient and effective services by keeping an eye on how well things are working.
  1. 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 a volunteer and receives no financial reward.
  • 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 Interest

Councillor Representatives on Outside Bodies 2024-2025

Introducing Prudhoe and Mickley Town Councillors

Castle & Eltringham Ward

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Councillor Chris Barrett

Chair of Planning, Contract and Works Committee

Member Finance Committee

T:01661 612171

E:castleandeltringham@gmail.com

Jonathon Wheeler

Councillor Jonathan Wheeler

Chair of Cemetery and War Committee

Vice Chair of Planning, Contract and Works Committee

Member Finance Committee

T:01661 598007

E:councillorwheeler@gmail.com

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Councillor Duncan Couchman

Vice Chair of Council

Ex-Officio of all Committees

T:01661 832033

E:duncancouchman@gmail.com

Castlefields & Low Prudhoe Ward

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Councillor Gerry Price

Member Planning, Contract and Works Committee

Member Human Resources Committee

Member Finance Committee

T:01661 833382

E: gerry.price@prudhoetowncouncil.gov.uk

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Councillor Ignasious Varghese

Member Planning, Contract and Works Committee

Member Cemetery and War Memorial Committee

T:01661 599316

E:ignasioushi@yahoo.co.uk

Mickley Ward

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Councillor Christine Cuthbert

Chair of Finance Committee

Member Planning, Contract and Works Committee

Member Human Resources Committee

T:07979340735

E:chris.cuthbert@prudhoetowncouncil.gov.uk

Prudhoe Hall Ward

Councillor Kiran Bell

Member Planning, Contract and Works Committee

Member Cemetery and War Memorial Committee

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E:kiran.bell1@hotmail.co.uk

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Councillor Glenn Simpson

Member Planning, Contract and Works Committee

T:07719 940 918 or 01661 835549

E:westwylam@yahoo.co.uk

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Councillor Carol Stephenson

Member of Planning, Contract and Works Committee

Member Human Resources Committee

Member Cemetery and War Memorial Committee

T:01661 598096 or 07904082698

E:carol.stephenson@prudhoetowncouncil.gov.uk

Prudhoe West & Halfway Ward

Councillor Dorothy Dickinson

Chair of Human Resources Committee

Member Planning, Contract and Works Committee

Member Finance Committee

T:07900916873

E:dorothy.dickinson@prudhoetowncouncil.gov.uk

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Councillor Bryan Futers

Member Planning, Contract and Works Committee

T: 07493154770

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Councillor Tracy Gilmore

Member Planning, Contract and Works Committee

T:07903457945

E:tracy.gilmore1@yahoo.co.uk

West Wylam Ward

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Councillor Jane Johnson

Member Planning, Contract and Works Committee

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Councillor Paddy O’Kelly

Member Planning, Contract and Works Committee

Member Finance Committee

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E:paddy.okelly@prudhoetowncouncil.gov.uk

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Councillor Angie Scott

Chair of Council/Mayor of Prudhoe

Prudhoe North County Councillor

Ex-Officio of all Committees

T:07890046702

E:angiedickinsonscott@gmail.com