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Mayor of Gateshead

Kath McCartney

Councillor Kath McCartney has been elected as Gateshead's new Mayor following on from Friday's Annual Council Meeting.  She will be supported by Councillor Freda Geddes as her Deputy Mayor. 

Elected as a Councillor for the Crawcrook & Greenside in 2012 the new Mayor has worked within the Childrens Community Nursing Team for 20 years and before that was a foster carer for 10 years. Councillor McCartney is also a Magistrate. 

Councillor McCartney has nominated NE Youth as her chosen charity to support during her term office. 

Councillor McCartney is quoted as saying: "It really is an honour to be elected as Mayor of Gateshead, an area where I have lived and worked all of my life.  This is a continuation on from my role as Deputy Mayor last year which I absolutely loved and I can't wait to meet as many people and visit as many places as possible during my term of office now as Mayor.  

I'm proud to be able to represent Gateshead and I, along with the Deputy Mayor, Councillor Freda Geddes look forward to the forthcoming year ahead" 

Find out about our civic traditions

Former Mayors and Deputy Mayors of the borough from 1974

Former Mayors of Gateshead from 1835 to 1973


Mayor of Gateshead Charity Information (PDF) [173KB] (opens new window)

Mayor Attendance form (PDF) [58KB] (opens new window)

Mayor Attendance guidance notes (PDF) [50KB] (opens new window)


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Civic Officer and Mayor's Secretary

0191 433 2011