The Association of North East Councils is the political voice for local government in the North East. It represents all 25 local authorities in the region, throughout Northumberland, Tyne and Wear, Durham and the Tees Valley on issues of concern to them and the communities they serve.

It is a cross-Party organisation, with all of its Members democratically elected and accountable politicians.

The Association aims to tackle real issues which matter to people, whether it be the level of funding coming to the region, the environment, health, crime and community safety, tourism, housing or economic development. It makes the case on your behalf to Government and other important decision-makers, regionally, nationally and internationally.

Its role in shaping, developing and implementing policy seeks to reflect the diversity of communities across the region, rural and urban, from Berwick-upon-Tweed to Middlesbrough.

It plays host to the Improvement Partnership for North East Councils and North East Connects