Newcastle upon Tyne

LAB Hold
Party Seats Change +/-
Labour Seats 52 Seats +/- +1
Liberal Democrat Seats 24 Seats +/- -2
Independent Seats 2 Seats +/- +1

Council background

Type
Metropolitan District Council
Seats up
27 seats up for election - Third
Boundary change
No

Latest updates Newcastle City Council

21.10.2014

20:35

Bus takeover plan agreed by councils

Bus services in north-east England could be taken over by local government, as councils agree to draw up a new transport scheme.

14.10.2014

15:41

Bid for mayor temporary removal fails

A councillors' motion calling for the mayor of Hartlepool to take leave of absence is thrown out at a meeting.

02.10.2014

13:18

£1.4m arts fund follows council cuts

Seventeen northern arts groups will share £1.4m from a scheme set up after Newcastle City Council proposed axing its culture funding.

05.09.2014

13:50

Burger blow to school fast food fans

Plans to build a McDonald's restaurant near a Newcastle school are rejected by councillors.

23.05.2014

18:37

Labour keeps five North East councils

Labour retains control of Sunderland, South Tyneside, North Tyneside, Gateshead and Newcastle councils.
16:35

Labour hold Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Fergus Hewison
BBC Newcastle political reporter
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Labour hold Newcastle-upon-Tyne - The Liberal Democrats lost two seats of the 11 they were defending, so not the wipeout some had predicted and some in the party had feared.

UKIP came second in nine wards.

The turnout was 34.2 % which is up on last time - at 33.1% two years ago.

14:29

The stage is set in Newcastle

Kristie Kinghorn
BBC News Online
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The carpet has been rolled out at Newcastle's Civic Centre, the microphone is ready and the results of the Newcastle City Council local elections are due shortly.

Microphone in Newcastle Civic Centre
14:22

Councillors gather for results

Kristie Kinghorn
BBC News Online
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Councillors gather at Newcastle's Civic Centre to await results of the local election. Results are expected in the next 15 minutes.

Councillors in Newcastle
13:23

Counting begins

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BBC Newcastle journalist Andrew Hartley tweets this picture: Counting begins in the local elections on North Tyneside. Results due about 2.30pm.

Election counting begins

16.05.2014

14:03

City council cuts: Who's to blame?

Ahead of Newcastle City Council's elections, where do the main parties stand on the cuts?
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