Newcastle City Council
Newcastle City Council logo
Karen Robinson,
Liberal Democrats
since 26 May 2022
Nick Kemp,
since 25 May 2022
Chief executive
Pam Smith
since January 2022
Seats78 (40 needed for a majority)
Newcastle City Council composition
Political groups
Administration (52)
  Labour (52)
Opposition (26)
  Liberal Democrat (20)
  Newcastle Independents (3)
  Independent (3)
Joint committees
North of Tyne Combined Authority
Length of term
4 years
First past the post
Last election
5 May 2022
Meeting place
Newcastle civic centre.jpg
Newcastle Civic Centre, Barras Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne
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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.[1] Karen Robinson serves as the Lord Mayor and Veronica Dunn serves as Deputy Lord Mayor and Sheriff.[2] The council is a member of the North of Tyne Combined Authority.

Political control

For historic political control and leadership, see Newcastle City Council elections.

Since the May 2022 election, there are 52 Labour councillors, 20 Liberal Democrat councillors, three Newcastle Independent councillors and three Independent councillors.[3]


Newcastle has 26 electoral wards. Each electoral ward has three councillors, representing and elected exclusively by the voting population of each ward.[4] Following an electoral review in 2016, the current wards and boundaries were introduced in May 2018.[5]

See also


  1. ^ "Leader of the Council - Newcastle City Council".
  2. ^ "Lord Mayor of Newcastle". Newcastle City Council. Retrieved 20 October 2021.
  3. ^ "Local Councillors | Newcastle City Council".
  4. ^ "My Neighbourhood - My Neighbourhood".
  5. ^ "Electoral Review | Newcastle City Council". Government of the United Kingdom. Retrieved 11 June 2017.