Newcastle City Council

 
Party Labour Liberal Democrats Independent
Councillors 55 20 3

 
Party Conservative UKIP Green
Councillors 0 0 0

Newcastle City Council elections are generally held three years out of every four, with a third of the council being elected each time. Newcastle City Council is the local authority for the metropolitan borough of the Newcastle upon Tyne in Tyne and Wear, England. Since the last boundary changes in 2018, 78 councillors have been elected from 26 wards.[1]

Political control

From 1889 to 1974 Newcastle was a county borough, independent of any county council.[2] Under the Local Government Act 1972 it had its territory enlarged and became a metropolitan borough, with Tyne and Wear County Council providing county-level services. The first election to the reconstituted city council was held in 1973, initially operating as a shadow authority before coming into its revised powers on 1 April 1974. Tyne and Wear County Council was abolished in 1986 and Newcastle became a unitary authority. Political control of the council since 1973 has been held by the following parties:[3][4]

Party in control Years
Labour 1973–2004
Liberal Democrats 2004–2011
Labour 2011–present

Leadership

The role of Lord Mayor of Newcastle upon Tyne is largely ceremonial. Political leadership is instead provided by the leader of the council. The leaders since 1959 have been:[5]

County Borough

Councillor Party From To
T. Dan Smith Labour 1959 1965
Frank Butterfield Labour 1965 1966
Arthur Grey Conservative 1967 1972
John Cox Conservative 1972 1974

Metropolitan Borough

Councillor Party From To
Tom Collins Labour 1974 1977
Jeremy Beecham Labour 1977 1994
Tony Flynn Labour 1994 2004
Peter Arnold Liberal Democrats 2004 2006
John Shipley Liberal Democrats 2006 1 Sep 2010
David Faulkner Liberal Democrats 1 Sep 2010 25 May 2011
Nick Forbes Labour 25 May 2011 8 May 2022
Nick Kemp Labour 25 May 2022

Council elections

City result maps

By-election results

Castle By-Election 9 September 2021[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Thom Campion 1,306 42.5
Labour Andrew Herridge 773 25.1
Conservative John Watts 657 21.4
Green Andrew Thorp 250 8.1
North East Brian Moore 89 2.9
Majority 533 17.3
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
South Heaton By-Election 16th March 2017
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Clare Penny-Evans 768 46.8% -5.4%
Green Andrew Gray 444 27.1% +2.4%
Liberal Democrats Chris Boyle 260 15.0% +9.7%
UKIP Tony Sanderson 88 5.4% -4.6%
Conservative Chris Murray 80 4.9% +0.2%
Majority 329 19.7%
Labour hold Swing
Blakelaw By-Election 24th November 2016
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Oskar Andrew Avery 892 44.9% -25.7%
Liberal Democrats Ciaran Joseph Morrissey 784 39.4% +21.4%
Newcastle First John Alan Gordon 164 8.2% +8.2%
Conservative James Gerard Langley 148 7.4% -4.0%
Majority 108 5.5%
Labour hold Swing
Blakelaw By-Election 15th September 2016
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Nora Casey 1,004 41.9% -21.3%
Liberal Democrats Ciaran Morrissey 654 27.3% +18.2%
UKIP Ritchie Lane 443 18.5% +2.4%
Conservative James Langley 190 7.9% +0.3%
Green Brendan Derham 105 4.4% +0.4%
Majority 350 14.6%
Labour hold Swing
North Jesmond By-Election 28th August 2014
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Gerry Keating 711 52.5% +19.9%
Labour Peter Smith 320 23.6% -7.3%
Conservative Duncan Crute 117 8.6% -5.9%
UKIP Daniel Thompson 112 8.3% +0.7%
Green Shehla Naqvi 94 6.9% -7.6%
Majority 391 28.9% 13.6%
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
South Heaton By-Election 2nd May 2013
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Denise Jones 798 61.2% -8.2%
Green Andrew Grey 205 15.7% +3.4%
Liberal Democrats Rachel Auld 114 8.7% -0.5%
TUSC Paul Phillips 69 5.3% +1.0%
Conservative Katie Bennett 52 4.0% -0.7%
Newcastle First Timothy Gilks 44 3.4% +3.4%
Independent Reg Sibley 22 1.7% +1.7%
Majority 593
Labour hold Swing
Castle By-Election 2nd May 2013
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Phillip Lower 1,165 43.7%% -6.2%
Labour Ben Riley 1,043 39.2% +4.7%
Newcastle First John Gordon 215 8.1% +0.1%
Conservative Jennifer Nixon 194 7.3% -0.3%
TUSC Rory Jobe 48 1.8% +1.8%
Majority 122 4.5%
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Ouseburn By-Election 15th November 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Stephen Powers 714 47.6% +11.7%
Liberal Democrats Mark Nelson 665 44.3% -6.3%
Newcastle First Ian Fraser 73 4.9% +4.9%
Conservative Joshua Chew 49 3.3% -0.7%
Majority 49 3.3%
Labour hold Swing

1996-1999-

Scotswood By-Election 14 October 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Hazel Stephenson 490 66.9 -16.5
Liberal Democrats Susan Anne Reilly 180 24.6 +16.0
Conservative Peter Lumley 62 8.5 +0.4
Majority 310 42.3
Turnout 732 14.9
Labour hold Swing
Byker By-Election 4 March 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Michelle Pike 366 56.8 -18.8
Liberal Democrats Thomas James Thompson 206 32.0 +13.1
Green Pamela Jane Woolner 37 5.7 +5.7
Conservative Jeremy Peter Middleton 35 5.4 -0.1
Majority 160 24.8
Turnout 644 9.7
Labour hold Swing
Dene By-Election 16 July 1998
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Gregory Martin Stone 1,961 58.1 +2.6
Labour John Lawrence Young 1,061 31.4 +0.6
Conservative Alice Gingell 353 10.5 -3.2
Majority 900 26.7
Turnout 3,375 29.5
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing
Heaton By-Election 20 November 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Colin Wappat 564 52.9 -10.7
Conservative Jeremy Peter Middleton 211 19.8 +6.0
Liberal Democrats Neil John Bradbury 158 14.8 +4.5
Green Christopher Patrick Hayday 84 7.9 +1.9
Communist Martin Richard Levy 50 4.7 +4.7
Majority 353 33.1
Turnout 1,067 11.5
Labour hold Swing
Newburn By-Election 7 November 1996
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Linda Isobel Wright 920 76.9
Conservative Alistair Stewart Hind 275 23.1
Majority 645 53.8
Turnout 1,195
Labour hold Swing
West City By-Election 2 October 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Doreen James 468 81.5 +2.0
Liberal Democrats Phillip George Lower 74 12.9 +5.9
Conservative Timothy David Troman 32 5.6 -3.2
Majority 394 68.6
Turnout 574 10.3
Labour hold Swing
South Gosforth By-Election 12 June 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Thomas David George Woodwark 1,474 43.7 -15.0
Conservative Marie Summersby 1,096 32.5 +1.3
Labour Susan Jane MacDonald Stirling 800 23.7 +13.6
Majority 378 11.2
Turnout 3,370
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Woolsington By-Election 1 May 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Lilian Mary Kennedy 2,630 68.1 -7.2
Conservative Colin Forster 657 17.0 +5.2
Liberal Democrats Robert Ernest Walker 576 14.9 +1.9
Majority 1,973 51.1
Turnout 3,863 65.8
Labour hold Swing

2001-2005

Jesmond By-Election 7 June 2001
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Elizabeth Dicken 2,496 46.0 +6.5
Labour Fiona Karen Clarke 1,659 30.5 -1.3
Conservative Jonjo McNamara 1,116 20.5 -1.5
Independent Marie Summersby 160 2.9 +2.9
Majority 837 15.5
Turnout 5,431
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing
Walkergate By-Election 7 June 2001
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Stokel-Walker 2,672 58.3 +4.0
Liberal Democrats Belinda Knowles 1,606 35.0 -4.7
Conservative Keith Gilfillan 306 6.7 +0.6
Majority 1,066 23.3
Turnout 4,584
Labour hold Swing
Benwell By-Election 18 July 2002[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Eric Mackinlay 700 55.8 -3.0
Liberal Democrats Brian Moore 383 30.5 +13.6
Conservative Carolyn Smith 136 10.8 +0.0
Green Jesus Miguel-Garcia 36 2.9 -1.4
Majority 317 25.3
Turnout 1,255 24.3
Labour hold Swing
Walker By-Election 4 September 2003[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Stokel-Walker 1,440 62.1 -12.3
BNP Jonathan Keys 395 17.1 +17.1
Liberal Democrats John McLennan 370 16.0 -0.4
Conservative Joseph Prince 112 4.8 -1.7
Majority 1,045 45.0
Turnout 2,317 47.7
Labour hold Swing

2005-2009

Lemington By-Election 30 November 2006[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Lawrence Hunter 1,180 46.7 -9.3
Labour Ruth Robson 815 32.2 -11.8
BNP Kenneth Booth 383 15.2 +15.2
Conservative Jason Smith 147 5.8 +5.8
Majority 365 14.5
Turnout 2,525 34.1
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing
Wingrove delayed Election 14 June 2007 (2)[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Nigel Todd 1,051
Liberal Democrats Ayaz Siddique 948
Labour Alyson Hampshire 908
Liberal Democrats Deborah Wilkinson 869
Green Jenny Pearson 186
Green John Pearson 183
Conservative Neil Archibald 173
Conservative Alexander Le Vey 140
BNP Viv Browne 81
BNP Graham Hodgson 80
Turnout 4,619 31.2
Labour hold Swing
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Fenham By-Election 29 January 2009[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Mitzi Emery 1,049 33.9 -11.8
Labour Helen McStravick 1,025 33.1 -3.3
BNP Ken Booth 836 27.0 +18.0
Conservative Sarah Armstrong 186 6.0 -2.9
Majority 24 0.8
Turnout 3,096 39.6
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing

References

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