As part of the Combined Authority’s democratic governance, the Overview and Scrutiny Committee has statutory powers to oversee all aspects of our work.  It can review policies and financial arrangements, call in decisions for review, and hold the Mayor, Cabinet and senior officers to account.  It is made up of 15 Councillors, ensuring an effective democratic link back to the elected members of our partner authorities.

 

Membership:

Councillor Heather Scott

Position: Darlington Borough Council

Councillor Ian Haszeldine

Position: Darlington Borough Council

Councillor Sonia Kane

Position: Darlington Borough Council

Councillor Stephen Akers-Belcher

Position: Hartlepool Borough Council

Councillor Rob Cook

Position: Hartlepool Borough Council

Councillor Mike McLaughlin

Position: Hartlepool Borough Council

Councillor Matthew Storey

Position: Middlesbrough Council

Councillor Vic Walkington

Position: Middlesbrough Council

Councillor Jean Sharrocks

Position: Middlesbrough Council

Councillor Glyn Nightingale

Position: Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council

Councillor Neil O’Brien

Position: Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council

Councillor Philip Thomson

Position: Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council

Councillor Matt Vickers

Position: Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

Councillor Derrick Brown

Position: Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

Councillor Norma Stephenson

Position: Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council