2022 North Tyneside Council election
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20 of 60 seats on North Tyneside Metropolitan Borough Council
31 seats needed for a majority
 
Leader Norma Redfearn Sean Brockbank
Party Labour Conservative
Leader's seat Mayoralty Monkseaton South (defeated)
Last election 50 seats, 48.6% 9 seats, 35.7%

Incumbent council control


Labour



The 2022 North Tyneside Metropolitan Borough Council election is currently taking place as of 5 May 2022. One third of councillors—20 out of 60—on North Tyneside Metropolitan Borough Council will be elected. The election will take place alongside other local elections across the United Kingdom.

In the previous council election in 2021, the Labour Party maintained its control of the council, holding 50 seats after the election, with nine other councillors from the Conservative Party.

Background

Result of the 2021 council election
Result of the 2021 council election

The Local Government Act 1972 created a two-tier system of metropolitan counties and districts covering Greater Manchester, Merseyside, South Yorkshire, Tyne and Wear, the West Midlands, and West Yorkshire starting in 1974. North Tyneside was a district of the Tyne and Wear metropolitan county.[1] The Local Government Act 1985 abolished the metropolitan counties, with metropolitan districts taking on most of their powers as metropolitan boroughs. The North of Tyne Combined Authority was created in 2018 and began electing the mayor of the North of Tyne from 2019, which was given strategic powers covering a region covering some of the same area as the former Tyne and Wear metropolitan county, as well as Northumberland.[2]

Since its creation, North Tyneside has generally been under Labour control, with some periods of no overall control and Conservative Party control from 2008 to 2010. Labour has had an overall majority of seats on the council since the 2011 election, when the party gained seats. In the most recent council election in 2021, Labour won eighteen seats with 48.6% of the vote to hold 50 overall, while the Conservatives won five seats with 35.7% of the vote to hold nine seats overall. The Green Party received 7.1% of the vote and the Liberal Democrats received 6.2% of the vote but neither party won any seats.[3] North Tyneside has had a single authority mayor since 2001, a position which has been held by Labour and Conservative politicians. Most recently, Norma Redfearn has been the Labour mayor of North Tyneside since 2013, and she was last re-elected in 2021.[4]

The positions up for election in 2021 were last elected in 2018. In that election, Labour won eighteen seats on 56.8% of the vote while the Conservatives won two seats with 31.8% of the vote. The Liberal Democrats received 5.9% of the vote but didn't win any seats.[5]

Candidates

Battle Hill

Battle Hill Ward
Labour Steven Alan Phillips 1,716 66.8% +7.3
Conservative Jean Murray 528 20.6% -8.5
Green Helen MacKenzie Bell 212 8.3% +8.3
UKIP Jane McEachan 113 4.4% +4.4
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Majority 1188 46.2% +15.8
Turnout 2,569 32.4%
Labour hold Swing

Benton

Benton Ward
Labour Josephine Mudzingwa 1,577 50.3% -2.9
Independent David Arthur 594 18.9% +9.8
Conservative Wayne Kavanagh 534 17.0% -5.8
Liberal Democrats Jay Beyer 244 7.8% +0.3
Green Allie Wilson Craw 194 6.2% -1.2
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Majority 983 31.3%
Turnout 3,143 40.5%
Labour hold Swing

Camperdown

Camperdown Ward
Labour Lisa Ferasin 1,427 68.4% +0.5
Conservative David Wallace Lilly 508 24.3% -7.8
Green John Graham Morley 152 7.3% +7.3
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Majority 919 44.0% +8.2
Turnout 2,087 26.7% -3.1
Labour hold Swing

Chirton

Chirton Ward
Labour Rebecca o' Keefe 1,093 54.3%
Conservative Stephen Patrick Bones 446 22.2%
TUSC Graeme Cansdale 230 11.4%
Green Ian William Appleby 154 7.7%
UKIP Jack James Thomson 89 4.4%
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Majority 647 32.2%
Turnout 2,012
Labour hold Swing

Collingwood

Collingwood Ward
Conservative Olly Scargill 1,604 51.9%
Labour Steve Cox 1,273 41.2%
Green Penny Remfry 213 6.9%
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Majority 331 10.7%
Turnout 3,090 37.4%
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Cullercoats

Cullercoats Ward
Labour Willie Samuel 1,801 48.3 +6.3
Conservative Steven Paul Robinson 1,519 40.7 -5
Green Sophie Joanna McGlinn 310 8.3 +1.3
UKIP Pamela Ann Hood 60 1.6 +1.6
TUSC John Hoare 37 1 -1.2
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Majority 282 7.5% +3.8
Turnout 3,727
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +5.6

Howdon

Howdon Ward
Labour Tricia Neira 1,437 70.0%
Conservative Robert White 403 19.6%
Green Laura Marley 213 10.4%
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Majority 1,034 50.4%
Turnout 2,053 26.4%
Labour hold Swing

Killingworth

Killingworth Ward
Labour Val Jamieson 1,698 58.9%
Conservative John Ord 822 28.5%
Green Deb Altman 197 6.8%
Liberal Democrats Nathan Kieran Mather Shone 166 5.8%
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Majority 876 30.4%
Turnout 2,883 31.9%
Labour hold Swing

Longbenton

Longbenton Ward
Labour Joan Isabel Walker 1,645 68.9%
Conservative Victoria Mary Bones 428 17.9%
Green Steve Manchee 313 13.1%
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Majority 1,217 51.0%
Turnout 2,386 28.5%
Labour hold Swing

Monkseaton North

Monkseaton North Ward
Labour Joe Kirwin 2,336 67.8 +15.8
Conservative George Partis 784 22.7 -14.2
Green Claire Emma Wedderman 181 5.2 -1.1
Liberal Democrats David Nisbet 146 4.2 -0.6
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Majority 1,552 45.0% +29.9
Turnout 3,447 50.4%
Labour hold Swing +15

Monkseaton South

Monkseaton South Ward
Labour Martin James Murphy 1,798 50.6 +5.8
Conservative Sean Michael Brockbank 1,412 39.7 -3.9
Green Neil Oliver Percival 345 9.7 +2.9
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Majority 386 10.9% +9.7
Turnout 3,555 47.4%
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +4.9

Northumberland

Northumberland Ward
Labour Linda Isobel Bell 1,368 64.6%
Conservative Haylee Elizabeth Josendale 500 23.6%
Green Alice Felicity Barnes 251 11.8%
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Majority 868 41.0%
Turnout 2,119 28.5%
Labour hold Swing

Preston

Preston Ward
Labour Cath Davis 1,526 49.4%
Conservative Neil David Graham 1,268 41.0%
Green Rob Wylie 155 5.0%
Independent Frank Stephen Austin 92 3.0%
UKIP William Hugh Jackson 49 1.6%
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Majority 258 8.3%
Turnout 3,090 46.8%
Labour hold Swing

Riverside

Riverside Ward
Labour Charles Bruce Pickard 1,274 60.2%
Conservative Maureen Jeffrey 472 22.3%
Green Nick Martin 254 12.0%
TUSC William George Jarrett 116 5.5%
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Majority 802 37.9%
Turnout 2,116 25.8%
Labour hold Swing

St Mary's

St Mary's Ward
Conservative Pamela McIntyre 1,811 49.9%
Labour Grant Michael Morris 1,195 32.9%
Independent Alison Austin 292 8.0%
Liberal Democrats Janet Elizabeth Appleby 170 4.7%
Green Kate Percival 164 4.5%
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Majority 616 17.0%
Turnout 3,632 51.5%
Conservative hold Swing

Tynemouth

Tynemouth Ward
Labour Sarah Louise Day 2,045 49.8% +8.3
Conservative Ian McAlpine 1576 38.4% -5.5
Green Simon Richard Smithson 410 10.0% -0.3
UKIP Henry Marshall 69 1.7% +1.7
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Majority 469 11.4% +9.8
Turnout 4,100 49.8%
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +6.9

Valley

Valley Ward
Labour Brian Burdis 1,823 64.5%
Conservative Julian Pratt 591 20.9%
Green Roger Werner Maier 304 10.7%
Reform UK Gordon Fletcher 110 3.9%
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Majority 1,232 43.6%
Turnout 2,828 28.1%
Labour hold Swing

Wallsend

Wallsend Ward
Labour Louise Dolores Marshall 1,498 67.0%
Liberal Democrats Harriet Annabella Stanway 202 9.0%
Conservative Ian Jones 358 16.0%
Green Julia Hayward 178 8.0%
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Majority 1,140 51.0%
Turnout 2,236 29.7%
Labour hold Swing

Weetslade

Weetslade Ward
Labour Michelle Maria Fox 1,330 43.9%
Liberal Democrats Daniel John Elsom 1,064 35.1%
Conservative Trish Gargett 635 21.0%
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Majority 266 8.8%
Turnout 3,029 37.6%
Labour hold Swing

Whitley Bay

Whitley Bay Ward
Labour Margaret Hall 1,760 50.5 +6
Green Alan Steele 1,236 35.5 +7.4
Conservative Stewart Thomas Hay 445 12.7 -8.1
TUSC Gordon Bell 44 1.2 -0.1
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Majority 524 15.0% -1.3
Turnout 3,485 47.5%
Labour hold Swing -0.7

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Electoral process

The council elects its councillors in thirds, with a third being up for election every year for three years, with no election in the fourth year.[8][9] The election will take place by first-past-the-post voting, with all wards being represented by three councillors, one of whom is elected each election year to serve a four-year term.

All registered electors (British, Irish, Commonwealth and European Union citizens) living in North Tyneside aged 18 or over will be entitled to vote in the election. People who live at two addresses in different councils, such as university students with different term-time and holiday addresses, are entitled to be registered for and vote in elections in both local authorities. Voting in-person at polling stations will take place from 07:00 to 22:00 on election day, and voters will be able to apply for postal votes or proxy votes in advance of the election.

Previous council composition

After 2021 election Before 2022 election
Party Seats Party Seats
Labour 50 Labour 50
Conservative 9 Conservative 9
Independent 1 Independent 1

References

  1. ^ Local Government in England and Wales: A Guide to the New System. London: HMSO. 1974. p. 7. ISBN 0-11-750847-0.
  2. ^ Walker, Jonathan (2 November 2018). "It's official: New North of Tyne Combined Authority is launched". ChronicleLive. Retrieved 30 March 2022.
  3. ^ Soden, Herbert (7 May 2021). "North Tyneside Council local elections results in full". ChronicleLive. Retrieved 30 March 2022.
  4. ^ "Election 2021: Norma Redfearn re-elected North Tyneside Mayor". BBC News. 8 May 2021. Retrieved 30 March 2022.
  5. ^ Seddon, Sean (4 May 2018). "North Tyneside local elections 2018 - results in full". ChronicleLive. Retrieved 30 March 2022.
  6. ^ "Local Government Elections - 5 May 2022". North Tyneside Council. 5 April 2022. Retrieved 6 April 2022.
  7. ^ https://my.northtyneside.gov.uk/category/1614/2022-local-election-results
  8. ^ "Local government structure and elections". GOV.UK. Retrieved 27 April 2018.
  9. ^ "Election Timetable in England" (PDF).