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North Tyneside Metropolitan Borough Council

North Tyneside Metropolitan Borough Council
Houses Unicameral
Term limits
Founded 1 April 1974
Elected Mayor
Norma Redfearn, Labour Party
Member of Parliament for Tynemouth
Alan Campbell, Labour

North Tyneside Metropolitan Borough Council is the local authority of North Tyneside in Tyne and Wear, England. It is a metropolitan district council, one of five in Tyne and Wear and one of 36 in the metropolitan counties of England, and provides the majority of local government services in North Tyneside.


The current local authority was first elected in 1973, a year before formally coming into its powers and prior to the creation of the Metropolitan Borough of North Tyneside on 1 April 1974. The council gained borough status, entitling it to be known as North Tyneside Metropolitan Borough Council.

Political control

Since the first election to the council in 1973 political control of the council has been held by the following parties:[1]
Party in control Years
Labour 1973 - 1986
No overall control 1986 - 1987
Labour 1987 - 2004
No overall control 2004 - 2008
Conservative 2008 - 2010
No overall control 2010 - 2011
Labour 2011–present

Mayor of North Tyneside

Since 2013, the mayor of North Tyneside post has been held by Norma Redfearn[2] of the Labour Party. Her predecessor was Linda Arkley of the Conservative Party.


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