Roger Cornwell

City of Durham Council

Roger Cornwell

Independent Councillor for Neville’s Cross


The City of Durham Council became a recognised legal entity on 1 April and the inaugural elections took place on 3rd May. I am very pleased to have been elected to serve in the Neville’s Cross ward. You can read the full election results on the County Council website. Before the election I published my manifesto, which you can still read on that page to see what my hopes and intentions are for the new Council. I have no party affiliation, and generally support progressive policies wherever they may be found.

The third meeting of the new Council takes place at 7.00pm on Thursday 21st June. The agenda will be published on this page on the Council website. It’s a public meeting and all are welcome to attend. The first two meetings were largely to do with putting in place the essential structure of the new Council. I am now a member of the Personnel Committee, whose first task is to appoint a Clerk to the Council, and the Planning Committee, which will review and comment on planning applications affecting the Council’s area of operation. At its second meeting we agreed to drop Parish from our name, so we are now just the City of Durham Council.

It’s early days yet, and I intend to use this website to keep in touch with the people who elected me. If you want to contact me, please email