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Elections for the North Tyneside Metropolitan Council took place on 3 May 2012.[1]

North Tyneside Council is elected in thirds, which means one councillor from each three-member ward is elected each year except for every fourth year, when the mayoral election takes place.

One third of the councillors were elected in 2008.

North Tyneside Council Election Result 2012
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 44 9 0 +9 73.3 58.1 30,105 +3.8%
  Conservative 12 0 7 -7 20 34.2 17,723 +0.6%
  Liberal Democrats 4 0 2 -2 6.6 7.3 3,801 -3.1%
  National Front 0 0 0 0 0 0.43 224 -0.32%

Resulting Political Composition

   Party Seats Council Composition 3 May 2012
2010 2011 2012
  Labour 29 35 44                                                                                                                        
  Conservative 24 19 12                                                                                                                        
  Liberal Democrats 7 6 4                                                                                                                        

Between October 2012 and November 2013, a Liberal Democrat candidate won a by-election and a Labour Councillor became Independent. The Council composition was therefore:

   Party Seats Council Composition 1 December 2013
2012 2013
  Labour 44 42                                                                                                                        
  Conservative 12 12                                                                                                                        
  Liberal Democrats 4 5                                                                                                                        
  Independent 0 1                                                                                                                        

Battle Hill

North Tyneside Council Elections: Battle Hill ward 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Carl Johnson 1,556 59.5 -4.8
Liberal Democrats Chris Croft 883 33.8 -2.4
Conservative Alan Furness 175 6.7 +6.7
Majority 673 25.7 -1.3
Turnout 2,614 32 -5.7
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing -1.2

Benton

North Tyneside Council Elections: Benton ward 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Pat Oliver 1,991 65.4 +11.5
Conservative Matt Galley 1,054 34.6 -7.6
Majority 937 30.8 +19.1
Turnout 3,045 39 -10
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +9.6

Camperdown

North Tyneside Council Elections: Camperdown ward 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jim Allan 1,747 83.2 +7.1
Conservative Andrew Elliott 353 16.8 -7.1
Majority 1,394 66.4 +25.7
Turnout 2,100 27.1 -5.9
Labour hold Swing +7.1

Chirton

North Tyneside Council Elections: Chirton ward 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Stirling 1,571 80 +3.9
Conservative Susan Rodgerson 393 20 -3.9
Majority 1,178 60 +7.9
Turnout 1,964 23.9 -5.6
Labour hold Swing +3.9

Collingwood

North Tyneside Council Elections: Collingwood ward 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jeanette Pickard 1,804 65 +2.8
Conservative Sean Brockbank 972 35 +1.5
Majority 832 30 +7.9
Turnout 2,776 34.8 -7.7
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +0.7

Cullercoats

North Tyneside Council Elections: Cullercoats ward 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Shirley Mortimer 1,779 54.6 +2.6
Labour Ron Bales 1,480 45.4 -2.6
Majority 299 9.2 +5.1
Turnout 3,259 44 -7.7
Conservative hold Swing +2.6

Howdon

North Tyneside Council Elections: Howdon ward 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Hunter 1,632 76.3 +4.3
National Front Bob Batten 224 10.5 -0.8
Liberal Democrats Colin Finlay 167 7.8 -8.9
Conservative Raymond Taylor 115 5.4 +5.4
Majority 1,408 65.9 +10.6
Turnout 2,138 25.5 -5.7
Labour hold Swing +1.8

Killingworth

North Tyneside Council Elections: Killingworth ward 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Gary Bell 1,660 64.7 +8
Conservative Paul Bunyan 906 35.3 -2.9
Majority 754 29.4 +10.8
Turnout 2,566 32.6 -9.3
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +5.5

Longbenton

North Tyneside Council Elections: Longbenton ward 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Eddie Darke 1,897 84.8 +12.8
Conservative Robin Underwood 341 15.2 -4.4
Majority 1,556 69.5 +16.1
Turnout 2,238 27.9 -6.8
Labour hold Swing +8.6

Monkseaton North

North Tyneside Council Elections: Monkseaton North ward 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Alison Austin 1,525 56.5 0
Labour Glenn Stillaway 978 36.2 +1.3
Liberal Democrats David Nisbet 196 7.3 -1.3
Majority 549 20.3 -1.3
Turnout 2,701 39.2 -10.7
Conservative hold Swing -0.7

Monkseaton South

North Tyneside Council Elections: Monkseaton South ward 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Joan Munby 1,540 50.8 +0.8
Conservative George Partis 1,375 45.4 +3
Liberal Democrats John Appleby 114 3.8 -3.7
Majority 165 5.4 -2.2
Turnout 3,029 40.1 -9.2
Labour gain from Conservative Swing -1.1

Northumberland

North Tyneside Council Elections: Northumberland ward 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Nigel Huscroft 1,165 53.4 -4
Labour Tony Stephenson 924 42.4 -0.2
Conservative Barbara Bake 92 4.2 +4.2
Majority 241 11 +0.1
Turnout 2,181 23.4 -14.7
Liberal Democrats hold Swing -1.9

Preston

North Tyneside Council Elections: Preston ward 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Cath Davis 1,398 51.7 +6.8
Conservative Glynis Barrie 1,308 48.3 -2.4
Majority 90 3.3 -2.5
Turnout 2,706 38.9 -8
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +4.6

Riverside

North Tyneside Council Elections: Riverside ward 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Frank Lott 1,684 84.6 +13.4
Conservative Brian Steward 306 15.4 -2.5
Majority 1,378 69.2 +15.2
Turnout 1,990 25.1 -6
Labour hold Swing +8

St Mary's

North Tyneside Council Elections: St Mary's ward 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Judith Wallace 2,536 77.8 +7.8
Labour Simon Philpott 538 16.5 -3
Liberal Democrats Michael Day 187 5.7 +0.4
Majority 1,998 61.2 +10.6
Turnout 3,261 47.9 -11.2
Conservative hold Swing +5.4

Tynemouth

North Tyneside Council Elections: Tynemouth ward 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Lilly 1,611 51.1 +1.2
Labour Jeffrey Maughan 1,539 48.9 +4.9
Majority 72 2.2 -3.8
Turnout 3,150 37.8 -11
Conservative hold Swing -1.9

Valley

North Tyneside Council Elections: Valley ward 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Tommy Mulvenna 1,728 81.6 +5.9
Conservative Frank Austin 390 18.4 -5.9
Majority 1,338 63.1 +11.5
Turnout 2,118 26.4 -7.6
Labour hold Swing +5.9

Wallsend

North Tyneside Council Elections: Wallsend ward 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Gary Madden 1,095 48 -4.4
Liberal Democrats Michael Huscroft 1,089 47.8 +11.5
Conservative Philip Wilson 95 4.2 +4.2
Majority 6 0.2 -15.9
Turnout 2,279 29.3 -8.3
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing -8

A further by-election was held in November 2012. Details can be found here.

Weetslade

North Tyneside Council Elections: Weetslade ward 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Anthony McMullen 1,901 64 +0.6
Conservative Duncan McLellan 1,071 36 -0.6
Majority 830 28 +9.1
Turnout 2,972 39.3 -9.5
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +0.6

Whitley Bay

North Tyneside Council Elections: Whitley Bay ward 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Sandra Graham 1,442 52.1 +5.3
Conservative Michael McIntyre 1,326 47.9 +3.3
Majority 116 4.2 +2
Turnout 2,768 38.8 -6.5
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +1
Preceded by
2011 North Tyneside Council election
North Tyneside local elections Succeeded by
2013 North Tyneside Council mayoral election

References

  1. ^ "Local elections 2012". BBC News. Retrieved 30 April 2012.