North Tyneside Metropolitan Borough Council election, 2010

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Elections to North Tyneside Metropolitan Council took place on 6 May 2010 on the same day as other council elections in England and the UK general election.

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 2006. The Conservative party gained an overall majority of one on the council after the 2008 election which previously had been under no overall control, and also won the following mayoral election, in which Linda Arkley returned to office. The 2010 election proved victorious for the Labour Party, which gained 8 seats and lost none. The Conservatives lost 7 seats and the Liberal Democrats lost one. The Council returned to no overall control as the Conservatives lost their majority and fell into second place. The swing across the council on average was 10.7% from the Conservatives to Labour, against the national trend of the Westminster elections taking place the same day.

North Tyneside Council Election Result 2010
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 29 8 0 +8 48.3 49.1 48,272 +11.6%
  Conservative 24 0 7 -7 40 32.5 31,897 -9.7%
  Liberal Democrat 7 0 1 -1 11.7 15.1 14,831 -0.5%
  Green 0 0 0 0 0 1.3 1,296 +1.1%
  BNP 0 0 0 0 0 1.2 1,209 -0.9%
  National Front 0 0 0 0 0 0.57 562 +0.15%
  English Democrats 0 0 0 0 0 0.21 206 +0.21%

Battle Hill[edit]

North Tyneside Council Elections: Battle Hill ward 2010
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour David McGarr 2,335 46.8 +10.3
Liberal Democrat Dorothy Bradley 2,065 41.4 -11.9
Conservative Ian Wallace 586 11.8 +11.8
Majority 270 5.4 -11.1
Turnout 4,986 61.2 +23.3
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing +11.1

A further by-election was held in September 2010. Details can be found here.

Benton[edit]

North Tyneside Council Elections: Benton ward 2010
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Stuart Hill 2,444 46.6 +5.5
Conservative Philip Wilson 1,799 34.3 -15.8
Liberal Democrat Clare Barton 1,002 19.1 +9.6
Majority 645 12.3 +2.6
Turnout 5,245 66.7 +19.9
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +10.7

Camperdown[edit]

North Tyneside Council Elections: Camperdown ward 2010
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ann Arkle 2,675 58.5 +5.5
Conservative Martyn Peggs 814 17.8 -5
Liberal Democrat Robert Watson 746 16.3 +6.9
BNP Gordon Steel 313 6.8 -7.9
Majority 1,861 40.7 +10.3
Turnout 4,574 58.1 +25.5
Labour hold Swing +5.8

Chirton[edit]

North Tyneside Council Elections: Chirton ward 2010
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Amanda Normand 3,375 77.4 +23
Conservative Edith Furness 988 22.6 -7.4
Majority 2,387 54.7 +30.3
Turnout 4,363 53.3 +22.7
Labour hold Swing +15.2

Collingwood[edit]

North Tyneside Council Elections: Collingwood ward 2010
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Steven Cox 3,196 62.2 +19.6
Conservative Jules Emberton 2,120 37.8 -19.6
Majority 1,076 20.1 +5.3
Turnout 5,316 65.3 +25.5
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +19.6

Cullercoats[edit]

North Tyneside Council Elections: Cullercoats ward 2010
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Kenneth Barrie 2,741 48.2 -25.4
Labour Keith Smiles 2,436 42.8 +16.4
Green Malcolm Scott 510 9 +9
Majority 305 5.4 -41.8
Turnout 5,687 76 +26
Conservative hold Swing -20.9

Howdon[edit]

North Tyneside Council Elections: Howdon ward 2010
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Maureen Madden 2,424 56.3 -2.1
Liberal Democrat Paul Moat 1,105 25.7 -20.1
Conservative Leon Rodda 433 10.1 +10.1
National Front Bob Batten 345 7.9 +7.9
Majority 1,319 30.6 +22.1
Turnout 4,307 56.3 +24.9
Labour hold Swing +9

Killingworth[edit]

North Tyneside Council Elections: Killingworth ward 2010
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Linda Darke 2,445 49.8 +9.5
Conservative Paul Bunyan 1,570 32 -16.4
Liberal Democrat Norma Playle 893 18.2 +6.9
Majority 875 17.8 +9.8
Turnout 4,908 65.5 +26.9
Labour hold Swing +13

Longbenton[edit]

North Tyneside Council Elections: Longbenton ward 2010
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Joan Walker 2,530 54.2 -10.3
Liberal Democrat Ronald Fletcher 965 20.7 +20.7
Conservative Robin Underwood 746 16 -8.1
National Front Mark Nicholls 217 4.5 -6.9
English Democrats Martin Thompson 206 4.4 +4.4
Majority 1,565 33.6 -6.8
Turnout 4,664 57.5 +20.8
Labour hold Swing -15.5

Monkseaton North[edit]

North Tyneside Council Elections: Monkseaton North ward 2010
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Leslie Miller 2,464 46.6 -23
Labour Glenn Stillaway 1,745 33 +15.2
Liberal Democrat Eleanor Jellett 1,084 20.5 +12
Majority 719 13.6 -38.3
Turnout 5,293 76.5 +52.4
Conservative hold Swing -19.1

Monkseaton South[edit]

North Tyneside Council Elections: Monkseaton South ward 2010
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ian Grayson 2,403 43.4 +3.8
Conservative Frank Austin 1,880 40 -12.2
Liberal Democrat Charles Hall 869 15.7 +7.5
BNP Dorothy Brooke 224 4 +4
Green Julia Erskine 157 2.8 +2.8
Majority 523 9.5 -3.2
Turnout 5,533 81.3 +32
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +8

Northumberland[edit]

North Tyneside Council Elections: Northumberland ward 2010
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Marian Huscroft 2,035 50.7 -15.3
Labour Alan Keith 1,509 37.6 +13.4
Conservative Barbara Bake 468 11.7 +1.9
Majority 526 13.1 -28.7
Turnout 4,012 59.3 +20.6
Liberal Democrat hold Swing -14.4

Preston[edit]

North Tyneside Council Elections: Preston ward 2010
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Kate Osborne 2,529 51.7 +27.1
Conservative Susan Rodgerson 2,367 48.3 -7.5
Majority 162 3.3 -27.9
Turnout 4,896 71.4 +41.6
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +17.3

Riverside[edit]

North Tyneside Council Elections: Riverside ward 2010
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Bruce Pickard 2,220 54.6 +1.7
Liberal Democrat Andy Hudson 1,058 26 +2.8
Conservative Brian Steward 791 19.4 +3.1
Majority 1,162 28.6 -1.1
Turnout 4,069 51 +17.2
Labour hold Swing -0.6

St Mary's[edit]

North Tyneside Council Elections: St Mary's ward 2010
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Pam McIntyre 3,665 67.4 -16
Labour Patricia Crowe 1,363 25.1 +8.5
Green Susie Rutherford 407 7.5 +7.5
Majority 2,302 42.4 -24.5
Turnout 5,435 78.8 +24
Conservative hold Swing -12.3

Tynemouth[edit]

North Tyneside Council Elections: Tynemouth ward 2010
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Sarah Day 3,040 51.2 +22.8
Conservative Ian Macaulay 2,896 48.8 -13.4
Majority 144 2.4 -21.5
Turnout 5,936 72.3 +42.2
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +18.1

Valley[edit]

North Tyneside Council Elections: Valley ward 2010
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Brian Burdis 2,999 63.2 +18.7
Conservative Joanne Johnson 1,232 26 +1
BNP John Burrows 513 10.8 -0.5
Majority 1,767 37.2 +17.7
Turnout 4,744 61 +22.2
Labour hold Swing +8.9

Wallsend[edit]

North Tyneside Council Elections: Wallsend ward 2010
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Margaret Finlay 1,987 45 -15.9
Labour Gary Bell 1,742 39.5 +18.3
Conservative Miriam Smith 461 10.4 +3.5
Green Martin Collins 222 5 +5
Majority 245 5.6 -34.1
Turnout 4,412 57.6 +17.9
Liberal Democrat hold Swing -17.1

Weetslade[edit]

North Tyneside Council Elections: Weetslade ward 2010
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Alex Cowie 2,944 58.6 +17.3
Conservative George Westwater 2,076 41.4 -6
Majority 868 17.3 +11.2
Turnout 5,020 67.3 +19
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +11.7

Whitley Bay[edit]

North Tyneside Council Elections: Whitley Bay ward 2010
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Pamela Brooks 1,918 39.4 +4.7
Conservative Paul Mason 1,800 36.9 -28.4
Liberal Democrat John Webb 995 20.4 +20.4
BNP Jeff Rutherford 159 3.3 +3.3
Majority 118 2.4 -28.5
Turnout 4,872 69.8 +29.8
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +16.6


Preceded by
North Tyneside Council mayoral election 2009
North Tyneside local elections Succeeded by
North Tyneside Council election, 2011