Gateshead Council has 66 Councillors – at the moment 54 are Labour and 12 are Liberal Democrat
Many decisions are taken by the Council ‘cabinet’ which is appointed each year by the whole Council. Gateshead’s Labour Councillors refuse to allow any non-Labour Councillors to have a place on the Cabinet. Local Councillors can influence some of the decisions affecting their area in a number of ways – such as in discussions with officials, by arguing a case in the Full Council meeting, or in the Council’s Committees.
Each part of Gateshead has 3 Councillors, normally elected one per year. Councillors are normally elected for four years andthe next council elections in Gateshead are due to be held in May 2018.
The following links will take you to particular parts of the Gateshead Council’s web-site (or related organisations):
- The main Council website
- Find a Councillor for anywhere in Gateshead
- Information on planning applications in Gateshead
- The Council’s list of current roadworks in Gateshead
- The Gateshead Housing Company (who manage the Council Houses in Gateshead)
- Council Enquiry form – can be used to report where road or street light repairs or park maintenance is needed