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General Election

A UK Parliamentary (general) election will take place onThursday 4 July 2024

A UK Parliamentary (general) election will take place on Thursday 4 July 2024.  

The purpose of the election is for the public to elect Members of Parliament (MPs) to the House of Commons.

Key dates

Last day to register to voteTuesday 18 June 2024
Last day to apply for a postal vote5pm Wednesday 19 June 2024
Last day to apply for a Voter Authority Certificate5pm Wednesday 26 June 2024
Last day to apply to vote by proxy (someone to vote at the polling station on your behalf)5pm Wednesday 26 June 2024
Polling day7am to 10pm, Thursday 4 July 2024

Parliamentary Constituencies 

This election will bring into force the new Parliamentary constituency boundaries which means that Gateshead's residents will be voting for four MPs.

The new Parliamentary constituencies are:  

  • Blaydon and Consett
  • Gateshead Central and Whickham
  • Jarrow and Gateshead East
  • Washington and Gateshead South

One of the new Parliamentary constituencies is wholly within Gateshead. The other three constituencies will cross local authority boundaries where the new MPs will represent residents from both Gateshead and a neighbouring authority.  

Please see below details of which wards fall into each of the constituencies. 
 

Blaydon and Consett Constituency (cross boundary constituency shared with Durham County Council) 

Blaydon, Chopwell and Rowlands Gill, Crawcrook and Greenside, Ryton Crookhill and Stella and Winlaton and High Spen wards are now in the new Blaydon and Consett constituency.  

The new MP for this constituency will represent residents in both Gateshead and Durham. 

Notice of Election for Blaydon and Consett constituency (PDF) [70KB]

Statement of persons nominated and situation of polling stations

Statement of Persons nominated - Blaydon and Consett constituency (pdf) (PDF) [139KB]
Statement of Persons nominated - Blaydon and Consett constituency

Notice of election agents' names and offices

Notice of election agents' names and offices - Blaydon and Consett constituency (PDF) [87KB]

Notice of election sub-agents

Notice of election sub-agents - Blaydon and Consett constituency (PDF) [84KB]

Gateshead Central and Whickham Constituency (wholly coterminous within Gateshead) 

Bridges, Chowdene, Deckham, Dunston and Teams, Dunston Hill and Whickham East, High Fell, Lobley Hill and Bensham, Low Fell, Saltwell, Whickham North and Whickham South and Sunniside wards are now in the new Gateshead Central and Whickham constituency which is wholly within Gateshead.  

The new MP in this constituency will represent residents in Gateshead. 

Notice of Election for Gateshead Central and Whickham consitituency (PDF) [61KB]

Statement of persons nominated and situation of polling stations

Statement of Persons nominated Gateshead Central and Whickham (pdf) (PDF) [48KB]
Statement of Persons nominated - Gateshead Central and Whickham constituency
 

Jarrow and Gateshead East Constituency (cross boundary constituency shared with South Tyneside) 

Felling, Pelaw and Heworth, Wardley and Leam Lane and Windy Nook and Whitehills wards are now in the new Jarrow and Gateshead East constituency.  

The new MP in this constituency will represent residents in both Gateshead and South Tyneside. 

Notice of Election for Jarrow and Gateshead East constituency (PDF) [63KB]

Statement of persons nominated

Statement of persons nominated Jarrow and Gateshead East constituency (PDF) [19KB]
Statement of Persons nominated - Jarrow and Gateshead East constituency

Notice of election agents' names and offices

Notice of election agents' names and offices - Jarrow and Gateshead East constituency (PDF) [13KB]

Situation of polling places

Situation of polling stations Jarrow and Gateshead East constituency (PDF) [35KB]


Washington and Gateshead South Constituency (cross boundary constituency shared with Sunderland) 

Birtley and Lamesley wards are now in the new Washington and Gateshead South constituency. 

The new MP in this constituency will represent residents in both Gateshead and Sunderland. 

Notice of Election for Washington and Gateshead South constituency (PDF) [70KB]

Statement of persons nominated and situation of polling stations

Statement of Persons nominated - Washington and Gateshead South constituency (pdf) (PDF) [34KB]
Statement of Persons nominated - Washington and Gateshead South constituency

Notice of election agents' names and offices

Notice of election agents' names and offices - Washington and Gateshead South constituency (PDF) [13KB]

EU citizens

European Union residents cannot currently vote in the general election, further information is available on the GOV.uk website (opens new window).

Contact us

Electoral Services
Gateshead Council
Civic Centre
Regent Street
Gateshead
NE8 1HH

0191 433 7001
electoralregistration@gateshead.gov.uk