Newcastle City Council
Cllr David Cook, Labour
since 22 May 2019
Leader of the Council
Cllr Joyce McCarty, Labour
Leader of the Opposition
Cllr Nick Cott , Liberal Democrats
since January 2013
|Seats||78(40 needed for a majority)|
|North of Tyne Combined Authority|
Length of term
|First past the post|
|6 May 2021|
|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 city's 26 wards. It is currently controlled by the Labour Party, led by Councillor Nick Forbes.Councillor David Cook serves as the Lord Mayor and Councillor Habib Rahman serves as Deputy Lord Mayor and Sheriff. The council is a member of the North of Tyne Combined Authority.
Elections are held by thirds, in three years out of four. 2004 saw boundary changes and all seats were up for re-election. Similarly, following boundary changes, all seats were up for re-election in 2018. Three councillors represent each of the 26 wards in the city and usually are elected for a 4-year term.
Since theMay 2021 [update] election, there are 52 Labour councillors, 20 Liberal Democrat councillors, 3 Newcastle Independent councillors and 3 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.
|Thomas Daniel Smith||1959–1965||Labour|
|Peter Arnold||2004–2006||Liberal Democrats|
|Nick Forbes||2011 – present||Labour|
For a list of past Mayors and Lord Mayors see List of Lord Mayors of Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
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