North Tyneside Metropolitan Borough Council

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North Tyneside Metropolitan Borough Council
Type
Type
Houses Unicameral
Term limits
None
History
Founded 1 April 1974

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.

History[edit]

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[edit]

Further information: North Tyneside local elections

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "North Tyneside". BBC News Online. 19 April 2009. Retrieved 2010-05-07.