The 2022 South Tyneside Metropolitan Borough Council election is currently taking place as of 5 May 2022 to elect members of South Tyneside Council. This is on the same day as other local elections. 19 of the 54 seats will be up for election, with 1 ward (Harton) electing 2 councillors.[1]

Background

Since the first election in 1973, South Tyneside has always been under Labour control, aside from a brief period of no overall control from 1978 to 1979.[2] In the 2021 election, Labour lost 4 seats with a vote share of 43.3%, independents gained 1 with 20.2%, the Green Party gained 2 with 13.8%, and the Conservatives gained their first seat since 2018 with 21.5% of the vote.[3]

The seats up for election this year were last elected in 2018. In that election, Labour gained 1 seat with 57.3%, the Conservatives gained 1 seat with 22.9% of the vote, and the Green Party failed to make any further gains with 13.5%.[4]

Previous council composition

After 2021 election Before 2022 election[5]
Party Seats Party Seats
Labour 44 Labour 44
Conservative 1 Conservative 2
Green 3 Green 3
Independent 6 Independent 4

Changes:

Results

2022 South Tyneside Metropolitan Borough Council election
Party This election Full council This election
Seats Net Seats % Other Total Total % Votes Votes % +/−
  Labour 14 Decrease 4 73.7 26 40 75.5 19,186 48.6 +5.3
  Green 3 Increase 3 15.8 3 6 11.3 7,607 19.2 +5.4
  Independent 2 Increase 2 10.5 4 6 11.3 6,408 16.2 -4.0
  Conservative 0 Decrease 1 0.0 1 1 1.9 6,145 15.5 -6.0
  North East 0 Steady 0.0 0 0 0.0 172 0.4 N/A

Results by ward

An asterisk indicates an incumbent councillor.

Beacon and Bents

Beacon and Bents[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Green Sarah McKeown 1,346 54.6 +15.5
Labour Fay Cunningham 848 34.4 -15.9
Conservative Ali Hayder 165 6.7 -3.9
Independent David Wood 106 4.3 N/A
Majority 498 20.2 +9.0
Turnout 2,474 36.0
Green gain from Labour Swing Increase15.7

Bede

Bede[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Stephen Dean* 878 52.1 +12.4
Independent Joanna Tuck 435 25.8 N/A
Conservative Bill Smith 241 14.3 -7.2
Green John Chilton 131 7.8 +1.0
Majority 443 26.3
Turnout 1,690 28.9
Labour hold Swing N/A

Biddick and All Saints

Biddick and All Saints[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Katharine Maxwell 795 57.9 +8.1
Green Rachael Milne 362 26.4 +15.3
Conservative Mark Auton 215 15.7 -1.6
Majority 433 31.5
Turnout 1,373 21.8
Labour hold Swing Decrease3.6

Boldon Colliery

Boldon Colliery[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Alison Strike* 1,396 55.2 +5.7
Independent Simon Oliver 439 17.4 -5.0
Conservative Donald Wood 366 14.5 -6.3
North East Vincent Richardson 172 6.8 N/A
Green Peter Collins 157 6.2 -1.0
Majority 957 37.8
Turnout 2,533 35.4
Labour hold Swing Increase5.4

Cleadon and East Boldon

Cleadon and East Boldon[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Green David Herbert 1,267 36.2 +25.1
Conservative Stan Wildhirt* 1,138 32.5 -16.1
Labour Philip Toulson 1,095 31.3 -9.1
Majority 129 3.7
Turnout 3,514 50.6
Green gain from Conservative Swing Increase20.6

Cleadon Park

Cleadon Park[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jim Foreman* 688 39.4 -2.1
Independent Steven Harrison 414 23.7 N/A
Conservative Chris Sanderson 392 22.4 -3.1
Green John Riley 254 14.5 +1.1
Majority 274 15.7
Turnout 1,757 30.6
Labour hold Swing N/A

Fellgate and Hedworth

Fellgate and Hedworth[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Geraldine Kilgour* 1,453 67.7 +13.4
Independent Ian Diamond 363 16.9 N/A
Conservative Anthony Spinks 165 7.7 -4.8
Green Nicky Gynn 89 4.1 +1.1
Independent David Morris 77 3.6 N/A
Majority 1,090 50.8
Turnout 2,153 38.0
Labour hold Swing N/A

Harton

Harton (2 seats due to by-election)[11]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Michael Clare 853 38.7
Labour Neil Maxwell* 833 37.8
Independent Lawrence Nolan 814 36.9
Conservative Chloe Grant 721 32.7
Green Sophie-Jane Williams 471 21.4
Turnout 2,205 33.7
Labour hold
Labour hold

Hebburn North

Hebburn North[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Richie Porthouse* 1,396 72.0 +15.8
Green Emmanuel Michael 275 14.2 +4.8
Conservative Costi Dumitru 267 13.8 -2.6
Majority 1,121 57.8
Turnout 1,953 28.1
Labour hold Swing Increase5.5

Hebburn South

Hebburn South[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Angela Lamonte 1,405 60.2 +0.6
Independent Brian Goodman 459 19.7 N/A
Conservative Tia Sinclair 339 14.5 -3.9
Green Colin Tosh 130 5.6 -1.7
Majority 946 40.5
Turnout 2,338 32.2
Labour hold Swing N/A

Horsley Hill

Horsley Hill[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Eileen Leask* 1,126 47.8 +11.6
Conservative Carl Duncan 424 18.0 -8.6
Independent Phil Brown 398 16.9 N/A
Green Carrie Richardson 311 13.2 -2.0
Independent Gary Bryant 98 4.2 N/A
Majority 702 29.8
Turnout 2,362 35.1
Labour hold Swing Increase10.1

Monkton

Monkton[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Paul Dean 1,190 59.2 +11.8
Conservative Simon Salloway 332 16.5 +3.0
Independent Marian Stead 293 14.6 N/A
Green Rhiannon Curtis 195 9.7 +0.9
Majority 858 42.7
Turnout 2,011 31.3
Labour hold Swing Increase4.4

Primrose

Primrose[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent John Robertson 875 47.2 N/A
Labour Moira Smith* 746 40.3 +3.4
Conservative Margaret Snowling 153 8.3 -7.0
Green Kevin Alderson 79 4.3 -0.6
Majority 129 6.9
Turnout 1,856 30.5
Independent gain from Labour Swing N/A

Simonside and Rekendyke

Simonside and Rekendyke[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Lynne Proudlock* 868 46.0 -0.9
Green Leyla Al-Sayadi 622 32.9 +22.4
Conservative Craig Slater 224 11.9 -5.6
Independent Julie Angell 174 9.2 N/A
Majority 246 13.1
Turnout 1,894 29.8
Labour hold Swing Decrease11.7

West Park

West Park[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Green Andrew Guy 1,054 57.0 +47.5
Labour Masuda Rahman 571 30.9 -14.1
Conservative Moyra Day 223 12.1 -11.9
Majority 483 26.1
Turnout 1,854 34.5
Green gain from Labour Swing Increase30.8

Westoe

Westoe[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Paul Brenen 949 41.5 +12.0
Labour Michelle Turnbull 921 40.3 +1.8
Green Georgie Holt 322 14.1 +4.3
Independent Nigel Reedman 94 4.1 N/A
Majority 483 1.2
Turnout 2,298 37.8
Independent gain from Labour Swing Increase5.1

Whitburn and Marsden

Whitburn and Marsden[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jane Carter 1,183 57.5 +0.7
Conservative Dawn Wildhirt 532 25.9 -0.1
Green Rachel Lowe 342 16.6 +5.3
Majority 651 31.6
Turnout 2,068 35.4
Labour hold Swing Increase0.4

Whiteleas

Whiteleas[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ken Dawes 941 52.0 +6.0
Independent Kenneth Wood 420 23.2 N/A
Conservative Heidi Wildhirt 248 13.7 -4.4
Green Bethany Telford 200 11.1 +1.6
Majority 521 28.8
Turnout 1,815 29.2
Labour hold Swing N/A

References

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  2. ^ "South Tyneside Metropolitan Borough Council Election Results 1973-2012" (PDF). Elections Centre. Retrieved 10 April 2022.
  3. ^ "Election results - 06 May 2021 Local Government Election". South Tyneside Council. Retrieved 7 May 2021.
  4. ^ "Local Elections Archive Project - 2018 - South Tyneside". www.andrewteale.me.uk. Retrieved 10 April 2022.
  5. ^ "List of councillors by party". Southtyneside.gov. 8 April 2022. Retrieved 9 April 2022.
  6. ^ Robertson, Ross (11 June 2021). "Independent councillor quits in dramatic resignation - but says he'll stand again in by-election to fill the vacancy". Shields Gazette. Retrieved 10 April 2022.
  7. ^ Binding, Chris (29 July 2021). "Labour wins Fellgate and Hedworth by-election as John Robertson fails to reclaim seat after resignation". Shields Gazette. Retrieved 10 April 2022.
  8. ^ Binding, Chris (23 July 2021). "Councillor who carried knife to court is 'disqualified'". ChronicleLive. Retrieved 10 April 2022.
  9. ^ Robertson, Ross (9 September 2021). "Conservatives win the Cleadon and East Boldon by-election - these are the full results". Shields Gazette. Retrieved 10 April 2022.
  10. ^ Brownson, Sophie (9 February 2022). "Tributes to South Shields Labour councillor Rob Dix after sudden death". ChronicleLive. Retrieved 10 April 2022.
  11. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r "STATEMENT OF PERSONS NOMINATED". South Tyneside Council. Retrieved 10 April 2022.