Gateshead Metropolitan Borough Council election, 2000
As part of an experiment to try and raise turnout, Bensham and Whickham North wards saw postal voting allowed for all voters. Turnout in Bensham ward rose from 20% in 1999 to 46% in this election, while Whickham North saw a turnout of 61%.
After the election, the composition of the council was
|Gateshead Local Election Result 2000|
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- "Apathy may prove to be Blair's biggest enemy: Cathy Newman and Alan Pike outline government experiments to boost poll turnouts". Financial Times. 2000-05-05. p. 6.
- "Election results: local councils". The Times. 2000-05-06. p. 10.
Gateshead Council election, 1999
|Gateshead local elections||Succeeded by
Gateshead Council election, 2002