Gateshead Metropolitan Borough Council election, 2000

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Elections to Gateshead Council in Tyne and Wear, England were held on 4 May 2000. One third of the council was up for election and the Labour party kept overall control of the council.[1]

As part of an experiment to try to raise turnout, Bensham and Whickham North wards saw postal voting allowed for all voters.[2] Turnout in Bensham ward rose from 20% in 1999 to 46% in this election, while Whickham North saw a turnout of 61%.[3]

After the election, the composition of the council was

Election result[edit]

Gateshead Local Election Result 2000[4]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 14 -2 63.6
  Liberal Democrat 7 +2 31.8
  Liberal 1 0 4.5


  1. ^ "Gateshead". BBC Online. Retrieved 2009-05-09. 
  2. ^ Unwin, Bruce (2000-04-29). "Marking her card at sweet seventeen". The Northern Echo. p. 8. 
  3. ^ "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. 
  4. ^ a b "Election results: local councils". The Times. 2000-05-06. p. 10. 

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Preceded by
Gateshead Council election, 1999
Gateshead local elections Succeeded by
Gateshead Council election, 2002