South Tyneside Metropolitan Borough Council election, 1999

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The 1999 South Tyneside Metropolitan Borough Council election took place on 6 May 1999 to elect members of South Tyneside Metropolitan Borough Council in Tyne and Wear, England. One third of the council was up for election and the Labour party kept overall control of the council.[1]

After the election, the composition of the council was

Election result[edit]

The results saw no change with Labour remaining firmly in control with 51 of the 60 seats on the council.[4] In Hebburn Quay ward 3 recounts were required before the sitting Liberal Democrat councillor, Catherine Tolson, was re-elected by 20 votes.[3] Overall turnout in the election was 25.4%.[5]

South Tyneside Local Election Result 1999[3][6]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 17 0 85.0
  Liberal Democrat 2 0 10.0
  Progressives 1 0 5.0


  1. ^ "South Tyneside". BBC News Online. Retrieved 2010-02-18. 
  2. ^ "Britain votes: Local Council Election Results". The Independent. 1999-05-07. p. 12. 
  3. ^ a b c Unwin, Bruce (1999-05-08). "Little change as Labour keeps firm grip on reins". The Northern Echo. p. 6. 
  4. ^ Shaefer, Neil (1999-05-08). "Tory comeback leaves Labour to lick wounds". The Northern Echo. p. 6. 
  5. ^ "Fair outlook for polls". Shields Gazette. 2000-05-04. Retrieved 2010-02-19. 
  6. ^ "Local Councils: Results round-up". The Times. 1999-05-07. p. 4.