Map showing the results of the 2021 South Tyneside Metropolitan Borough Council election
Map showing the results of the 2021 South Tyneside Metropolitan Borough Council election

The 2021 South Tyneside Council election took place on 6 May 2021 to elect members of South Tyneside Council in England. This was on the same day as other local elections.[1] One-third of the seats were up for election. The previous election in the area was in 2019.

Results

2021 South Tyneside Metropolitan Borough Council election[2]
Party This election Full council This election
Seats Net Seats % Other Total Total % Votes Votes % +/−
  Labour 16 Decrease 4 80.0 28 44 81.5 19,238 43.3 +1.4
  Independent 1 Increase 1 5.0 5 6 11.1 8,999 20.2 +3.5
  Green 2 Increase 2 10.0 1 3 5.6 6,124 13.8 -4.6
  Conservative 1 Increase 1 5.0 0 1 1.9 9,576 21.5 +8.5
  SDP 0 Steady 0.0 0 0 0.0 354 0.8 New
  Reform UK 0 Steady 0.0 0 0 0.0 153 0.3 New

Ward results

Beacon and Bents

Beacon and Bents[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Green Sue Stonehouse 1,282 46.5 +34.1
Labour Fay Cunningham 781 28.3 -28.8
Independent Ahmed Khan 467 16.9 +16.9
Conservative Ali Hayder 229 8.3 -1.3
Majority 501 18.2 N/A
Green gain from Labour Swing

Bede

Bede[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Margaret Peacock 715 39.7 -16.7
Independent Shaun Sadler 577 32.0 +0.4
Conservative Bill Smith 387 21.5 +15.2
Green John Chilton 122 6.8 +1.1
Majority 138
Labour hold Swing

Biddick and All Saints

Biddick and All Saints[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Anne Walsh 794 49.8 -12.0
Independent Patricia Oliver 346 21.7 +21.7
Conservative Jack White 276 17.3 +12.1
Green Bethany Telford 177 11.1 +2.5
Majority 448
Labour hold Swing

Boldon Colliery

Boldon Colliery[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Joanne Bell 1,336 49.5 -16.2
Independent Simon Oliver 605 22.4 +22.4
Conservative Anthony Spinks 561 20.8 -0.1
Green Peter Collins 195 7.2 -6.1
Majority 731
Labour hold Swing

Cleadon and East Boldon

Cleadon and East Boldon[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Ian Forster 1,673 48.0 +3.2
Labour Jane Carter 1,300 37.3 -8.6
Green David Herbert 450 12.9 +3.6
Reform UK Daniel Fisher 63 1.8 +1.8
Majority 373 10.7 N/A
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Cleadon Park

Cleadon Park[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Alex Donaldson 752 41.5
Conservative Gary Thoburn 462 25.5
Green John Riley 243 13.4
Independent George Elsom 242 13.3
Independent Ian Campbell 114 6.3
Majority 290
Labour hold Swing

Fellgate and Hedworth

Fellgate and Hedworth[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Audrey Fay 1,264 54.3
Independent John Cullen 643 27.6
Conservative Holly Wright 290 12.5
Green Kelly Hill 69 3.0
Independent Paul D'Ambrosie 61 2.6
Majority 621
Labour hold Swing

Harton

Harton[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Pat Hay 801 33.9 -14.5
Conservative Chloe Grant 710 30.1 +13.7
Independent Lawrence Nolan 610 25.8 +13.5
Green Sarah Drummond 241 10.2 +10.2
Majority 91
Labour hold Swing

Hebburn North

Hebburn North[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Liz McHugh 1,202 56.2
Independent Brian Goodman 384 17.9
Conservative Margaret Robson 352 16.4
Green Sian Ford 202 9.4
Majority 850
Labour hold Swing

Hebburn South

Hebburn South[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John McCabe 1,437 59.6
Conservative Moyra Day 444 18.4
SDP Mark Conway 354 14.7
Green Colin Tosh 175 7.3
Majority 993
Labour hold Swing

Horsley Hill

Horsley Hill[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mark Walsh 888 34.8
Labour Ruth Berkley 887 34.7
Conservative Ethan Thoburn 653 25.6
Independent Phil Brown 542 21.2
Conservative Tia Sinclair 529 20.7
Green Jack Ford 372 14.6
Green Andrew Guy 239 9.4
Independent Angie Fisher 168 6.6
Independent Oliver Wallhead 161 6.3
Independent David Morris 157 6.1
Majority
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Monkton

Monkton[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Joan Keegan 1,022 45.9
Labour Margaret Meling 707 31.8
Independent Graeme Slator 655 29.4
Independent Peter Hamilton 640 28.8
Conservative Chris Smith 292 13.1
Conservative Margaret Snowling 252 11.3
Green Rhiannon Curtis 189 8.5
Reform UK Marian Stead 90 4.0
Majority
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Primrose

Primrose[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent David Kennedy 793 42.9
Labour Ken Stephenson 683 36.9
Conservative Walter Armstrong 283 15.3
Green Kevin Alderson 91 4.9
Majority 110
Independent gain from Labour Swing

Simonside and Rekendyke

Simonside and Rekendyke[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Edward Malcolm 927 46.9
Independent Kenneth Wood 352 17.8
Conservative Christopher Sanderson 345 17.5
Green Sarah McKeown 207 10.5
Independent David Wood 146 7.4
Majority 582
Labour hold Swing

West Park

West Park[17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Green Peter Bristow 1,036 51.2
Labour Gladys Hobson 628 31.0
Conservative Mark Auton 360 17.8
Majority 408
Green gain from Labour Swing

Westoe

Westoe[18]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ann Best 922 38.5
Independent Paul Brennen 707 29.5
Conservative Heidi Wildhirt 530 22.1
Green Anna-Louise Lambie 235 9.8
Majority 215
Labour hold Swing

Whitburn and Marsden

Whitburn and Marsden[19]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Tracey Dixon 1,337 56.8
Conservative Stan Wildhirt 612 26.0
Green Trevor Sewell 266 11.3
Independent Denis Burns 137 5.8
Majority 725
Labour hold Swing

Whiteleas

Whiteleas[20]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Doreen Purvis 855 46.0
Independent Blake Robson 372 20.0
Conservative Dawn Wildhirt 336 18.1
Green Rachael Milne 176 9.5
Independent Julie Angell 120 6.5
Majority 483
Labour hold Swing

By-elections

Fellgate and Hedworth

Independent candidate John Robertson has previously been a councillor on South Tyneside council. In 2011, he deliberately drove a lorry into a council office building following a row over contracts. This resulted in over £160,000 in damage. He received 40 weeks in prison, was suspended from the council, and subsequently declared bankrupt.[21]

The by-election was triggered by Robertson resigning. He was unsuccessful in attempting to retract his own resignation, so subsequently contested the by-election.[22]

Fellgate and Hedworth: 29 July 2021
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jay Potts 850 49.1 +9.6
Independent John Robertson 555 32.0 -15.8
Conservative Chris Smith 158 9.1 +4.7
Liberal Democrats David Wilkinson 125 7.2 -1.0
Green Kelly Hill 44 2.5 New
Majority 295 17.1 N/A
Turnout 1,738 30.6
Labour gain from Independent Swing Increase12.7

Cleadon & East Boldon

Cleadon & East Boldon: 9 September 2021[23]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Stan Wildhirt 989 35.1 -12.9
Green David Herbert 943 33.5 +20.6
Labour Philip Toulson 886 31.4 -5.9
Majority 46 1.6
Turnout 2,823 40.7
Conservative hold Swing Decrease16.8

References

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