1999 Gateshead Metropolitan Borough Council election

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Elections to Gateshead Council in Tyne and Wear, England were held on 6 May 1999. One third of the council was up for election and the Labour party kept overall control of the council.[1] The results saw the Liberal Democrats gain 2 seats from Labour but Labour gained one seat in Blaydon.[2][3] Overall turnout was 26.4%.[4]

After the election, the composition of the council was

Election result[edit]

Gateshead Local Election Result 1999[4][5]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 16 1 2 -1 72.7 56.8
  Liberal Democrats 6 +1 27.3 36.3
  Conservative 0 0 0 0 0 5.4
  Others 0 0 0 0 0 1.3

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gateshead". BBC Online. Retrieved 9 May 2009.
  2. ^ Shaefer, Neil (8 May 1999). "Tory comeback leaves Labour to lick wounds". The Northern Echo. p. 6.
  3. ^ Unwin, Bruce (8 May 1999). "Little change as Labour keeps firm grip on reins". The Northern Echo. p. 6.
  4. ^ a b "Labour bracing itself for backlash". The Journal. 16 April 2003. p. 14.
  5. ^ a b "Results from elections in England, Scotland and Wales". Financial Times. 8 May 1999. p. 11.


Preceded by
1998 Gateshead Council election
Gateshead local elections Succeeded by
2000 Gateshead Council election