North Tyneside Metropolitan Borough Council election, 2012

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Elections to North Tyneside Metropolitan Council took take place on 3 May 2012.[1]

North Tyneside Council is elected "in thirds" which means one councillor from each three-member ward is elected each year with a fourth year when the mayoral election takes place.

One third of the councillors were elected in 2008.

North Tyneside Council Election Result 2012
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 44 9 0 +9 73.3 58.1 30,105 +3.8%
  Conservative 12 0 7 -7 20 34.2 17,723 +0.6%
  Liberal Democrat 4 0 2 -2 6.6 7.3 3,801 -3.1%
  National Front 0 0 0 0 0 0.43 224 -0.32%

Resulting Political Composition[edit]

   Party Seats Council Composition 3 May 2012
2010 2011 2012
  Labour 29 35 44                                                                                                                        
  Conservative 24 19 12                                                                                                                        
  Liberal Democrats 7 6 4                                                                                                                        

Between October 2012 and November 2013, a Liberal Democrat candidate won a by-election and a Labour Councillor became Independent. The Council composition was therefore:

   Party Seats Council Composition 1 December 2013
2012 2013
  Labour 44 42                                                                                                                        
  Conservative 12 12                                                                                                                        
  Liberal Democrats 4 5                                                                                                                        
  Independent 0 1                                                                                                                        

Battle Hill[edit]

North Tyneside Council Elections: Battle Hill ward 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Carl Johnson 1,556 59.5 -4.8
Liberal Democrat Chris Croft 883 33.8 -2.4
Conservative Alan Furness 175 6.7 +6.7
Majority 673 25.7 -1.3
Turnout 2,614 32 -5.7
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing -1.2

Benton[edit]

North Tyneside Council Elections: Benton ward 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Pat Oliver 1,991 65.4 +11.5
Conservative Matt Galley 1,054 34.6 -7.6
Majority 937 30.8 +19.1
Turnout 3,045 39 -10
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +9.6

Camperdown[edit]

North Tyneside Council Elections: Camperdown ward 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jim Allan 1,747 83.2 +7.1
Conservative Andrew Elliott 353 16.8 -7.1
Majority 1,394 66.4 +25.7
Turnout 2,100 27.1 -5.9
Labour hold Swing +7.1

Chirton[edit]

North Tyneside Council Elections: Chirton ward 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Stirling 1,571 80 +3.9
Conservative Susan Rodgerson 393 20 -3.9
Majority 1,178 60 +7.9
Turnout 1,964 23.9 -5.6
Labour hold Swing +3.9

Collingwood[edit]

North Tyneside Council Elections: Collingwood ward 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jeanette Pickard 1,804 65 +2.8
Conservative Sean Brockbank 972 35 +1.5
Majority 832 30 +7.9
Turnout 2,776 34.8 -7.7
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +0.7

Cullercoats[edit]

North Tyneside Council Elections: Cullercoats ward 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Shirley Mortimer 1,779 54.6 +2.6
Labour Ron Bales 1,480 45.4 -2.6
Majority 299 9.2 +5.1
Turnout 3,259 44 -7.7
Conservative hold Swing +2.6

Howdon[edit]

North Tyneside Council Elections: Howdon ward 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Hunter 1,632 76.3 +4.3
National Front Bob Batten 224 10.5 -0.8
Liberal Democrat Colin Finlay 167 7.8 -8.9
Conservative Raymond Taylor 115 5.4 +5.4
Majority 1,408 65.9 +10.6
Turnout 2,138 25.5 -5.7
Labour hold Swing +1.8

Killingworth[edit]

North Tyneside Council Elections: Killingworth ward 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Gary Bell 1,660 64.7 +8
Conservative Paul Bunyan 906 35.3 -2.9
Majority 754 29.4 +10.8
Turnout 2,566 32.6 -9.3
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +5.5

Longbenton[edit]

North Tyneside Council Elections: Longbenton ward 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Eddie Darke 1,897 84.8 +12.8
Conservative Robin Underwood 341 15.2 -4.4
Majority 1,556 69.5 +16.1
Turnout 2,238 27.9 -6.8
Labour hold Swing +8.6

Monkseaton North[edit]

North Tyneside Council Elections: Monkseaton North ward 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Alison Austin 1,525 56.5 0
Labour Glenn Stillaway 978 36.2 +1.3
Liberal Democrat David Nisbet 196 7.3 -1.3
Majority 549 20.3 -1.3
Turnout 2,701 39.2 -10.7
Conservative hold Swing -0.7

Monkseaton South[edit]

North Tyneside Council Elections: Monkseaton South ward 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Joan Munby 1,540 50.8 +0.8
Conservative George Partis 1,375 45.4 +3
Liberal Democrat John Appleby 114 3.8 -3.7
Majority 165 5.4 -2.2
Turnout 3,029 40.1 -9.2
Labour gain from Conservative Swing -1.1

Northumberland[edit]

North Tyneside Council Elections: Northumberland ward 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Nigel Huscroft 1,165 53.4 -4
Labour Tony Stephenson 924 42.4 -0.2
Conservative Barbara Bake 92 4.2 +4.2
Majority 241 11 +0.1
Turnout 2,181 23.4 -14.7
Liberal Democrat hold Swing -1.9

Preston[edit]

North Tyneside Council Elections: Preston ward 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Cath Davis 1,398 51.7 +6.8
Conservative Glynis Barrie 1,308 48.3 -2.4
Majority 90 3.3 -2.5
Turnout 2,706 38.9 -8
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +4.6

Riverside[edit]

North Tyneside Council Elections: Riverside ward 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Frank Lott 1,684 84.6 +13.4
Conservative Brian Steward 306 15.4 -2.5
Majority 1,378 69.2 +15.2
Turnout 1,990 25.1 -6
Labour hold Swing +8

St Mary's[edit]

North Tyneside Council Elections: St Mary's ward 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Judith Wallace 2,536 77.8 +7.8
Labour Simon Philpott 538 16.5 -3
Liberal Democrat Michael Day 187 5.7 +0.4
Majority 1,998 61.2 +10.6
Turnout 3,261 47.9 -11.2
Conservative hold Swing +5.4

Tynemouth[edit]

North Tyneside Council Elections: Tynemouth ward 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Lilly 1,611 51.1 +1.2
Labour Jeffrey Maughan 1,539 48.9 +4.9
Majority 72 2.2 -3.8
Turnout 3,150 37.8 -11
Conservative hold Swing -1.9

Valley[edit]

North Tyneside Council Elections: Valley ward 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Tommy Mulvenna 1,728 81.6 +5.9
Conservative Frank Austin 390 18.4 -5.9
Majority 1,338 63.1 +11.5
Turnout 2,118 26.4 -7.6
Labour hold Swing +5.9

Wallsend[edit]

North Tyneside Council Elections: Wallsend ward 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Gary Madden 1,095 48 -4.4
Liberal Democrat Michael Huscroft 1,089 47.8 +11.5
Conservative Philip Wilson 95 4.2 +4.2
Majority 6 0.2 -15.9
Turnout 2,279 29.3 -8.3
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing -8

A further by-election was held in November 2012. Details can be found here.

Weetslade[edit]

North Tyneside Council Elections: Weetslade ward 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Anthony McMullen 1,901 64 +0.6
Conservative Duncan McLellan 1,071 36 -0.6
Majority 830 28 +9.1
Turnout 2,972 39.3 -9.5
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +0.6

Whitley Bay[edit]

North Tyneside Council Elections: Whitley Bay ward 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Sandra Graham 1,442 52.1 +5.3
Conservative Michael McIntyre 1,326 47.9 +3.3
Majority 116 4.2 +2
Turnout 2,768 38.8 -6.5
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +1


Preceded by
North Tyneside Council election, 2011
North Tyneside local elections Succeeded by
North Tyneside Council mayoral election 2013

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Local elections 2012". BBC News. Retrieved 2012-04-30.