Local Election Results 2019

After yesterday’s local election in the region, we can now reveal the results in the North East – scroll down to find your local area!


Birtley – Labour hold
Blaydon – Labour hold
Bridges – Labour hold
Chopwell & Rowlands Gill – Labour hold
Chowdene – Labour hold
Crawcrook & Greenside – Labour hold
Deckham – Labour hold
Dunston & Teams – Labour hold
Dunston Hill & Whickham East – Liberal Democrats gain from Labour
Felling – Labour hold
High Fell – Labour hold
Lamesley – Labour gain from Liberal Democrats
Lobley Hill & Bensham – Labour hold
Low Fell – Liberal Democrats hold
Pelaw & Heworth – Liberal Democrats gain from Labour
Ryton, Crookhill & Stella – Labour hold
Saltwell – Labour hold
Wardley & Leam Lane – Labour hold
Whickham North – Liberal Democrats hold
Whickham South & Sunniside – Liberal Democrats hold
Windy Nook & Whitehills – Labour hold
Winlaton & High Spen – Labour hold


Arthur’s Hill – Labour hold
Benwell & Scotswood – Labour hold
Blakelaw – Labour hold
Byker – Labour hold
Callerton & Throckley – Newcastle 1st Gain from Labour
Castle – Liberal Democrats hold
Chapel – Independent hold (Sandra Davison)
Dene & South Gosforth – Liberal Democrats hold
Denton & Westerhope – Labour hold
Elswick – Labour hold
Fawdon & West Gosforth – Liberal Democrats hold
Gosforth – Liberal Democrats hold
Heaton – Labour hold
Kenton – Labour hold
Kingston Park South & Newbiggin Hall – Labour hold
Lemington – Labour hold
Manor Park – Liberal Democrats hold
Monument – Labour Elected (2 seats)
North Jesmond – Liberal Democrats hold
Ouseburn – Liberal Democrats gain from Labour
Parklands – Liberal Democrats hold
South Jesmond – Labour hold
Walker – Labour hold
Walkergate – Labour hold
West Fenham – Labour hold
Wingrove – Labour hold

North Tyneside

Battle Hill – Labour hold
Benton – Labour hold
Camperdown – Labour hold
Chirton – Labour hold
Collingwood – Labour hold
Cullercoats – Conservatives gain from Labour
Howdon – Labour hold
Killingworth – Labour hold
Longbenton – Labour hold
Monkseaton North – Labour gain from Conservatives
Northumberland – Labour hold
Preston – Labour hold
Riverside – Labour hold
St Mary’s – Conservatives hold
Tynemouth – Conservatives gain from Labour
Valley – Labour hold
Wallsend – Labour hold
Weetslade – Labour hold
Whitley Bay – Labour hold

South Tyneside

Beacon & Bents – Green Party gain from Labour
Bede – Independent gain from Labour (Keith Roberts)
Biddick & All Saints – Labour hold
Boldon Colliery – Labour hold
Cleadon & East Boldon – Labour elected (2 seats)
Cleadon Park – Labour hold
Fellgate & Hedworth – Independent gain from Labour (John Robertson)
Harton – Labour hold
Hebburn North – Labour hold
Hebburn South – Labour hold
Horsley Hill – Labour hold
Monkton – Labour hold
Primrose – Independent gain from Labour (Paul Milburn)
Simonside & Rekendyke – Labour hold
West Park – Labour hold
Westoe – Independent gain from Labour (Glenn Thompson)
Whitburn & Marsden – Labour hold
Whiteleas – Labour hold


Barnes – Conservative gain from Labour
Castle – Labour hold
Copt Hill – Labour hold
Doxford – Liberal Democrats gain from Labour
Fulwell – Conservatives gain from Labour

Hendon – Labour hold
Hetton – Labour hold
Houghton – Labour hold
Millfield – Liberal Democrats hold
Pallion – Liberal Democrats hold
Redhill – UKIP gain from Labour
Ryhope – UKIP gain from Labour

Sandhill – Liberal Democrats & Liberal Party Elected (2 seats)
Shiney Row – Labour hold
Silksworth – Labour hold
Southwick – Labour hold
St Anne’s – UKIP gain from Labour
St Chad’s – Conservatives hold
St Michael’s – Conservatives hold
St Peter’s – Conservatives hold
Washington Central – Labour hold
Washington North – Labour hold
Washington East – Labour hold
Washington South – Green Party gain from Labour
Washington West – Labour hold

DISCLAIMER: This data has been compiled by Harry Smith (referred to within as “WebMaster”) for use only on Dunston/Gateshead Community (“dunstoncommunity.cf”) and North East Alternative News (“northeastalternativenews.cf”) and may not be copied to other websites without prior permission. The individual and these websites cannot accept responsibility for the accuracy of this information and/or the impacts it may have. All care has been taken to aim to ensure this data is accurate as of 17:39 on 3rd May 2019.

RhymeTime – Dunston Library

Join Dunston Library for RhymeTime!

Rhymes, Songs, Story Time and more with Ann every Thursday 10am-10.30am for 0-5 year olds.

50p per session, no need to pre-book – just come along.

Join the RhymeTime Parent Facebook group – here

Like Dunston Library on Facebook – here

Situated in Dunston Activity Centre.

Dunston Staiths – Re-opening


‘Thanks to all your kind donations so far, the trust are pleased to announce that we are able to open Staiths from this Easter weekend. Your support funds a fence around the fire damaged section, allowing safe access for this season. 
We continue to fundraise for repairs to hopefully be carried out in the Autumn/Winter, to include installing your deck planks. 
In the meantime, enjoy visiting the Staiths for the fifth year running and thank you for your continued support!’

‘Like’ the Dunston Staiths fire restoration appeal page on Facebook for updates.

Check out the Staiths website here – http://www.dunstonstaiths.org.uk/


Are you a Dunston Resident? Or simply passionate about our local area/local wildlife?

Come along on Thursday 25th April 2019 between 5pm and 7pm to Dunston Community Centre.

“I am interested in working with others in greening Dunston, I moved here when the Garden Festival was on, but think nature and wildlife important for our mood and wellbeing, whether working in garden or just enjoying being in green space.

I know there is lots happening, some great gardens, some lovely street trees including apple trees, and businesses involved in keeping their shop fronts clear, but also lots of possibility especially in creating a better park, and maybe keeping some natural places for foxes and other wildlife.

The Dunston Community Centre has let me have the cafe on Thursday 25th April 2019 from 5pm until 7pm, there will be tea and biscuits, come along and give your ideas, see if there is something we can do, and have a say on the future development of Dunston.


Yvonne Hartnett”

** If the above meeting date has passed and you are interested, please inbox Dunston/Gateshead Community on Facebook or email dunstoncommunity@outlook.com and we will pass on your details. **

Dunston Staiths Fundraiser


Fundraising is underway to help repair Dunston Staiths after it was set on fire.

Donate if you can – https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/charity-web/charity/displayCharityCampaignPage.action?campaignId=74&charityId=1005962

LIKE the page on Facebook for more updates – Dunston Staiths fire restoration appeal.

Old Dunston Hill School Site – Update


Cllr Chris McHugh: “I have just been informed by Gateshead Council officers that, following the recent exchange of contracts between Gateshead Council and Meldrum Construction, on-site investigation work will shortly take place.

The intrusive investigation work on the former school site will form part of the preparations for Meldrum to submit their planning pre-application later this month.

The plans will include a number of family homes and a state of the art cancer support centre to be run by local charity FACT.

I am sure you will agree that this is excellent news and I will update you with any useful news going forward.”

Dunston Railway Station To Be Extended

Dunston Railway Station
Our local councillors have pushed for many years to get more trains stopping at Dunston railway station but the problem has been the platform length. Now, Network Rail plans to extend the platform to allow longer trains, with more seats, to stop here. Work will start 23 February and finish 3 March. There’ll be a drop-in info session with Network Rail about the plans on 12 February from 5 till 7.30pm at Dunston Activity Centre for residents who want to know more. – Brenda Clelland.

Dunston Bowling Club Members

Bowling club members- In response to comments and queries from councillors, council officers from StreetScene and Sports and Leisure will be holding a consultation session on Wednesday 30 January 6 till 7 in the council chamber. It’s an opportunity to make your voice heard! – Cllr Brenda Clelland.