The 2006 Gateshead Council election was held on Thursday 4 May 2006 to elect members of Gateshead Metropolitan Borough Council, in England. It was held on the same day as other English local elections. One third of the council was up for election, with the poll coming two years after boundary changes in the previous election which had necessitated the whole council facing voters at once. The Labour Party retained control, and a Liberal Democrat gain from Labour in Winlaton and High Spen was the only change in the level of party representation on the council. Turnout was 37.0%, lower than the 47.7% achieved in 2004. In total, 79 candidates stood for election, with the Labour and Conservative parties standing for all of the seats. The Liberal Democrats stood in all but two wards where the Liberal Party stood instead. There were also eight British National Party candidates, one UK Independence Party candidate and four independents.[1]

Overall result

Gateshead Council election, 2006
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 42 1 −1 63.6 44.6 23,678
  Liberal Democrats 23 1 +1 34.8 37.5 19,925
  Liberal 1 0 1.5 2.8 1,483
  Conservative 0 0 0 9.6 5,083
  BNP 0 0 0 3.7 1,941
  UKIP 0 0 0 0.3 143
  Independent 0 0 0 1.7 885

Ward results

Birtley
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Paul Foy (incumbent) 1,161 51.5
Liberal Betty Gallon 916 40.6
Conservative Andrea Gatiss 179 7.9
Majority 245 10.9%
Turnout 2,256 35.8%
Labour hold
Blaydon
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Kathryn Ferdinand (incumbent) 1,175 56.1
Liberal Democrats Mark Gardner 726 34.7
Conservative Mark Anthony Watson 194 9.3
Majority 449 21.4%
Turnout 2,095 31.4%
Labour hold
Bridges
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Angela Armstrong 858 54.3
Liberal Democrats Philip Stanley Allen 323 20.5
BNP Kevin Robert Bell 219 13.9
Conservative Adrian Anderson 179 11.3
Majority 535 33.9%
Turnout 1,579 30.9%
Labour hold
Chopwell and Rowlands Gill
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Maureen Chaplin (incumbent) 1,738 58.5
Liberal Democrats Raymond Callender 995 33.5
Conservative Allan Davidson 236 7.9
Majority 743 25.0%
Turnout 2,969 41.8%
Labour hold
Chowdene
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Maureen Goldsworthy (incumbent) 1,357 51.0
Liberal Democrats Glenys Marie Goodwill 720 27.1
Conservative Michael Anthony Crossman 579 21.8
Majority 637 24.0%
Turnout 2,656 37.5%
Labour hold
Crawcrook and Greenside
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Democrats Sally Elizabeth Danys (incumbent) 1,463 53.8
Labour Helen Elizabeth Hughes 1,049 38.6
Conservative Leonard Davidson 207 7.6
Majority 414 15.2%
Turnout 2,719 41.2%
Liberal Democrats hold
Deckham
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Martin Gannon (incumbent) 1,014 49.9
Liberal Democrats Gareth Michael Mariner Johnson 453 22.3
BNP Kevin Scott 332 16.3
Conservative Trevor Charles Murray 232 11.4
Majority 561 27.6%
Turnout 2,031 30.9%
Labour hold
Dunston and Teams
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Patrick John Rice (incumbent) 984 54.3
Liberal Democrats Elizabeth Robson 321 17.7
BNP Terrence Jopling 242 13.3
Conservative Ada Callanan 162 8.9
Independent Robert David Latham 104 5.7
Majority 663 36.6%
Turnout 1,813 30.3%
Labour hold
Dunston Hill and Whickham East
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Democrats Allison Elizabeth Ilderton Chatto (incumbent) 1,535 51.2
Labour Gary Robert Haley 1,203 40.1
Conservative John Callanan 262 8.7
Majority 332 11.1%
Turnout 3,000 44.2%
Liberal Democrats hold
Felling
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour William Dick (incumbent) 1,067 61.6
Liberal Democrats David Paul Lucas 319 18.4
BNP Keith Edward McFarlane 203 11.7
Conservative John Steven Wraith 144 8.3
Majority 748 43.1%
Turnout 1,733 30.4%
Labour hold
High Fell
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Brian Richmond (incumbent) 1,031 56.3
Liberal Democrats Ann McCarthy 300 16.4
Conservative June Murray 182 9.9
BNP Ronald William Fairlamb 174 9.5
UKIP William James Edward Batty 143 7.8
Majority 731 39.9%
Turnout 1,830 29.3%
Rejected ballots 4
Labour hold
Lamesley
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Mary Kelly Foy 1,217 50.0
Liberal Andrew Colin Dixon 567 23.3
Independent Brian Weatherburn 454 18.6
Conservative Sheila Everatt 197 8.1
Majority 650 26.7%
Turnout 2,435 36.9%
Labour hold
Lobley Hill and Bensham
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Kevin Michael Dodds (incumbent) 996 39.4
Liberal Democrats Susan Craig 904 35.7
BNP George Bainbridge 272 10.8
Independent Margaret Duddin 181 7.2
Conservative Hazel Sarah Anderson 176 7.0
Majority 92 3.6%
Turnout 2,529 35.6%
Labour hold
Low Fell
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Democrats Charles Jevon (incumbent) 1,867 61.7
Labour Joseph William Lisle 730 24.1
Conservative Paul Sterling 433 14.3
Majority 1,137 37.5%
Turnout 3,030 43.5%
Liberal Democrats hold
Pelaw and Heworth
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Democrats Robinson Geoffrey Stanaway (incumbent) 1,467 59.4
Labour Jim McWilliams 870 35.2
Conservative Maureen Moor 133 5.4
Majority 597 24.2%
Turnout 2,470 38.0%
Liberal Democrats hold
Ryton, Crookhill and Stella
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Democrats Christine Margaret McHatton (incumbent) 1,714 64.5
Labour Brenda Clelland 763 28.7
Conservative Antoinette Margaret Sterling 179 6.7
Majority 951 35.8%
Turnout 2,656 42.6%
Liberal Democrats hold
Saltwell
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Joseph Mitchinson (incumbent) 1,089 55.8
Liberal Democrats Norman Spours 342 17.5
Conservative Edward Bohill 207 10.6
BNP Kenneth Hutton 168 8.6
Independent Joanne McLeod Smailes 146 7.5
Majority 747 38.3%
Turnout 1,952 31.5%
Labour hold
Wardley and Leam Lane
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Peter James Mole (incumbent) 1,248 56.2
Liberal Democrats John Paul Diston 713 32.1
Conservative Karl Gatiss 258 11.6
Majority 535 24.1%
Turnout 2,219 35.7%
Labour hold
Whickham North
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Democrats Peter Thomas Craig (incumbent) 1,647 62.1
Labour Jennifer Anne Peace 788 29.7
Conservative Elaine Robertson 218 8.2
Majority 859 32.4%
Turnout 2,653 40.6%
Liberal Democrats hold
Whickham South and Sunniside
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Democrats Marilynn Ord (incumbent) 1,928 66.3
Labour Peter De-Vere 618 21.2
Conservative John Robertson 364 12.5
Majority 1,310 45.0%
Turnout 2,910 42.4%
Liberal Democrats hold
Windy Nook and Whitehills
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Thomas Graham (incumbent) 1,430 58.7
Liberal Democrats Susan Walker 501 20.5
BNP Michael Cassidy 331 13.4
Conservative Eric Young 176 7.2
Majority 929 38.1%
Turnout 2,438 32.0%
Labour hold
Winlaton and High Spen
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Democrats Andrew Graham 1,687 53.3
Labour Julie Simpson (incumbent) 1,292 40.8
Conservative Thomas Edward Button 186 5.9
Majority 395 12.5%
Turnout 3,165 45.9%
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour

References

  1. ^ "Local Election Results 2006". Gateshead Council. Archived from the original on 9 June 2009. Retrieved 23 October 2009.
Preceded by
2004 Gateshead Council election
Gateshead local elections Succeeded by
2007 Gateshead Council election