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Political control of the council

Gateshead Council is made up of 22 electoral wards, with three councillors representing each ward. 

The council is controlled by the Labour party. The political composition of the council is as follows:

Political PartySeats
Labour51
Liberal Democrat12
Independent2
Vacancy1

Total number of seats by ward

WardLabourLiberal DemocratGateshead Independent Group
Birtley20 
Blaydon30 
Bridges30 
Chopwell and Rowlands Gill30 
Chowdene30 
Crawcrook and Greenside30 
Deckham30 
Dunston and Teams30 
Dunston Hill and Whickham East021
Felling30 
High Fell30 
Lamesley30 
Lobley Hill and Bensham30 
Low Fell03 
Pelaw and Heworth12 
Ryton, Crookhill and Stella30 
Saltwell30 
Wardley and Leam Lane30 
Whickham North03 
Whickham South and Sunniside021
Windy Nook and Whitehills30 
Winlaton and High Spen30 
Total51122

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