Gateshead has 66 councillors, three representing each of the 22 wards in the borough. At a local election one seat in every ward is contested. Each councillor must stand for re-election after four years' service.
Voter ID statistics for the Gateshead local election Thursday 4 May 2023
Local election candidates 2023
View the candidates for each ward in Gateshead
Notice of election agents names and offices
Key event dates 2023
|Notice of election published||Friday 24 March|
|Poll cards being delivered by canvassers||From Friday 24 March to Sunday 2 April|
|Deadline for applications to be included on the register of electors in order to vote in the election||Monday 17 April|
|Last day for requests to change or cancel an existing postal vote or proxy appointment||Not later than 5pm on Tuesday 18 April|
|Last date for Voter Authority Certificate applications||5pm Tuesday 25 April|
|First postal ballot packs being delivered by Royal Mail||From Wednesday 19 April|
|Second postal ballot packs being delivered by Royal Mail||From Tuesday 25 April|
|Polling day||7am to 10pm on Thursday 4 May|
The law has now changed - photographic ID is now required when voting at a polling station.
Lamesley Parish Council
Visit the Lamsley Parish Council website (opens new window) for more information on the Parish.
0191 433 7001