Councillor Stephen Harker has been confirmed as the new leader of Darlington Borough Council.
The 55-year-old takes over from Bill Dixon, who announced his intention to stand down from the position in June 2018 after seven years.
The change in leadership was confirmed during a full council meeting at Darlington Town Hall on Thursday, July 19th, 2018.
Stephen Harker, who was previously the Deputy Leader of Darlington Borough Council, was first elected in 1995 and represents the Pierremont ward.
Source: Darlington Borough Council