Political control of the council

Control of Gateshead CouncilGateshead 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
Labour54
Liberal Democrat12

Total number of seats by ward

WardLabourLiberal Democrat
Birtley30
Blaydon30
Bridges30
Chopwell and Rowlands Gill30
Chowdene30
Crawcrook and Greenside30
Deckham30
Dunston and Teams30
Dunston Hill and Whickham East21
Felling30
High Fell30
Lamesley30
Lobley Hill and Bensham30
Low Fell03
Pelaw and Heworth21
Ryton, Cookhill and Stella21
Saltwell30
Wardley and Leam Lane30
Whickham North03
Whickham South and Sunniside03
Windy Nook and Whitehills30
Winlaton and High Spen30
Total5412

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