North Tyneside Council

2021 Labour hold, from 2019

Counting complete. After 23 of 23 seats declared.

Change compared with 2019
  1. Labour

    • Councillors elected in 2021 total 18
    • Councillors elected in 2021 change -1
    • Councillors overall total 50
  2. Conservative

    • Councillors elected in 2021 total 5
    • Councillors elected in 2021 change +2
    • Councillors overall total 9
  3. Post-election Vacancy

    • Councillors elected in 2021 total 0
    • Councillors elected in 2021 change 0
    • Councillors overall total 1
  4. Liberal Democrat

    • Councillors elected in 2021 total 0
    • Councillors elected in 2021 change -1
    • Councillors overall total 0
  1. History made in North Tyneside

    History was made in North Tyneside, which gained its first black councillor in 48 years.

    Josephine Mudzingwa, who was elected to the Benton ward, said: "I'm really glad I won it.

    "I want to make every woman, every child, feel they are included and can have a seat at any table.

    "For me to open the door to every other person, to all the other races that are in England, to me that is amazing.

    "I'm really proud for myself, and of everybody who supported me to get into this journey."

    Josephine Mudzingwa
  2. Seat loss for North Tyneside Conservative group leader

    Ruth Holliday

    BBC Newcastle

    At the North Tyneside count - three seats changed hands out of the 20 being contested.

    Labour ended up with 18 of those, holding 16, and gaining two.

    The big shock was the Conservative Group Leader Sean Brockbank losing his seat - Monkseaton South - to Labour.

    But the Conservatives also gained a seat - Collingwood, with young councillor Olly Scargill taking that from Labour.

    And Labour gained another seat in Howdon, from an Independent councillor who didn't stand this time round.

    Monkseaton South result

    The Greens fielded 19 candidates in the 20 seats and were hoping to take Whitley Bay, but candidate Alan Steele lost out to Labour by 1760 votes to 1236.

    And history was made in Benton ward where Labour's Josephine Mudzingwa became the first black councillor in North Tyneside for 48 years.

    Josephine Mudzingwa
  3. Labour holds on in the North East

    Richard Moss

    Political editor, North East & Cumbria

    There was never much to gain for Labour in an area where they remain a dominant electoral force, but they will at least be encouraged that losses were more limited than in previous years.

    Their challenge though now is to begin to claw back previous losses, particularly in Sunderland.

    The party started the night perilously perched in that authority - having lost 19 seats in the last two elections, they were just six more defeats from losing overall control.

    In the end, even if they didn't begin to claw seats back, they at least stopped the rot. One seat fell to the Lib Dems, but the Conservatives failed to make any gains.

    And crucially council leader Graeme Miller (pictured below) held on despite a Tory campaign which even featured a visit by Boris Johnson to his Washington ward.

    The Conservatives did win a Labour seat in North Tyneside, but also lost one - their group leader Sean Brockbank the casualty.

    As he had called for the Prime Minister to resign over Partygate, he may well feel pretty sore.

    Labour did suffer in South Tyneside as they lost four seats for the second year in a row.

    They remain firmly in control but the Green Party continue to build a bridgehead, doubling their representation to six councillors.

    Graeme Miller celebrates
  4. Whitley Bay's landmark Spanish City dome to be repaired

    Repair works are to be carried out on the statues on the famous Spanish City dome following winter storm damage.

    Scaffolding will be put up around the statue tower around the Dancing Ladies statues as engineers assess the damage.

    North Tyneside Council said the statues known as the Dancing Cymbal Girl and Tambourine Girl remain intact, but repairs are likely to be needed on the Dancing Cymbal Girl statue to ensure it is safe. Work is due to start on 16 May.

    Both statues have been on top of the famous dome since it was opened 112 years ago and were recently reconditioned and placed back up as part of the council's major restoration of the Spanish City in 2018.

    Mark Longstaff, the council's director of commissioning and asset management, said: "We plan for the initial assessment and repair works to take approximately 10 days to complete."

    Spanish City Dome in Whitley Bay
    Image caption: Whitley Bay's landmark Spanish City Dome to be repaired after winter storm damage
  5. Hard hat tours of North Shields landmark building

    People will have the chance to look around an historical North Shields building while restoration work is carried out.

    The Exchange, on Howard Street, is a theatre, bar and an arts venue, which is Grade II-listed and is to undergo work to repair windows, walls and timbers.

    The tours will give people an opportunity to see experts working up close and find out more about the history of the building.

    There will also be an opportunity for construction students to develop their skills and see first-hand how historic buildings are repaired.

    The free tours on 24 March will last for 45 minutes can be booked via Eventbrite.

    The Exchange building with a construction worker
    Image caption: The Exchange building in North Shields is offering 'hard hat tours' during restoration works.