Newcastle City Council
since 26 May 2022
since 25 May 2022
since January 2022
|Seats||78 (40 needed for a majority)|
|North of Tyne Combined Authority|
Length of term
|First past the post|
|5 May 2022|
|Newcastle Civic Centre, Barras Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne|
Newcastle City Council is the local government authority for the city and metropolitan borough of Newcastle upon Tyne. The council consists of 78 councillors, three for each of the 26 wards in the city. It is currently controlled by the Labour Party, led by Nick Kemp. Karen Robinson serves as the Lord Mayor and Veronica Dunn serves as Deputy Lord Mayor and Sheriff. The council is a member of the North of Tyne Combined Authority.
For historic political control and leadership, see Newcastle City Council elections.
Since the May 2022[update] election, there are 52 Labour councillors, 20 Liberal Democrat councillors, three Newcastle Independent councillors and three Independent councillors.
Newcastle has 26 electoral wards. Each electoral ward has three councillors, representing and elected exclusively by the voting population of each ward. Following an electoral review in 2016, the current wards and boundaries were introduced in May 2018.