Mayor of North Tyneside

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Mayor of North Tyneside
Norma redfearn mayor north tyneside july2014.jpg
Incumbent
Norma Redfearn

since 2013
StyleNo courtesy title or style
AppointerElectorate of North Tyneside
Term lengthFour years

The Mayor of North Tyneside is the executive mayor of the borough of North Tyneside in Tyne and Wear, England. The incumbent since 2013 is Norma Redfearn.[1] A Mayoral Referendum was held on 5 May 2016 to determine if residents wished to retain the Mayoral system or change to a Committee system. The number of votes for continuing with the mayoral system was 32,546, which was 57.5%, while 23,703 wanted a committee system - 41.8%.

Referendum[edit]

Mayor of North Tyneside referendum
18 November 2001
Choice Votes %
Referendum passed Elected Mayor 30,262 57.6
Cabinet System 22,296 42.4
Required majority 50
Total votes 0
Source: House of Commons Library[2]
Referendum on how North Tyneside is governed
6 May 2016
Choice Votes %
Referendum passed Elected Mayor 32,546 57.5
Committee System 24,059 42.5
Required majority 50
Total votes 56,605 100.00

Elections[edit]

2002[edit]

Mayor of North Tyneside election 2 May 2002 [3]
Party Candidate 1st round 2nd round
 First round votes  Transfer votes 
Total Of round Transfers Total Of round
Conservative Christopher Morgan 21,829 35.9% 4,254 26,083 51.5%
Labour Eddie Darke 19,601 32.2% 4,930 24,531 48.5%
Liberal Democrat Michael Huscroft 12,323 20.2%
Independent Allan Pond 4,993 8.2%
Socialist Alliance Michael Elliott 2,119 3.5%
Conservative win

2003 by-election[edit]

A mayoral by-election was held on 12 June 2003, which was won by Linda Arkley of the Conservative Party, after Chris Morgan resigned after he was arrested in relation to police investigations over allegations of possessing indecent images of children. He was subsequently cleared of all charges.[4][5]

Mayor of North Tyneside by-election 12 June 2003 [6]
Party Candidate 1st round 2nd round
 First round votes  Transfer votes 
Total Of round Transfers Total Of round
Conservative Linda Arkley 18,478 43.1% 2,750 21,228 56.4%
Labour Gordon Adam 13,070 30.5% 3,357 16,427 43.6%
Liberal Democrat Michael Huscroft 8,404 19.8%
BNP Robert Batten 2,554 6.0%
Socialist Alliance Louise van der Hoeven 400 0.9%
Majority 4,801
Conservative hold

2005[edit]

Mayor of North Tyneside election 5 May 2005 [7]
Party Candidate 1st round 2nd round
 First round votes  Transfer votes 
Total Of round Transfers Total Of round
Labour John Harrison 34,053 40% 6,407 40,460 50.6%
Conservative Linda Arkley 35,467 42% 3,991 39,458 49.4%
Liberal Democrat Joan Harvey 12,761 15%
National Front Robert Batten 2,470 3%
Majority 1,002
Labour gain from Conservative

2009[edit]

Mayor of North Tyneside election 4 June 2009 [8]
Party Candidate 1st round 2nd round
 First round votes  Transfer votes 
Total Of round Transfers Total Of round
Conservative Linda Arkley 24,784 45% 2,299 27,083 54.5%
Labour John Harrison 19,823 34% 2,811 22,634 45.5%
Liberal Democrat Nigel Huscroft 7,343 13%
BNP John Burrows 3,398 6%
Green Martin Collins 1,995 3%
National Front Robert Batten 1,086 2%
Majority 4,449
Conservative gain from Labour

2013[edit]

North Tyneside Mayoral Election 2 May 2013 [9]
Party Candidate 1st round 2nd round
 First round votes  Transfer votes 
Total Of round Transfers Total Of round
Labour Norma Redfearn 27,905 55.76%
Conservative Linda Arkley 18,083 36.14%
Liberal Democrat John Appleby 4,054 8.10%
Majority 9,822
Labour gain from Conservative

2017[edit]

North Tyneside Mayoral Election 04 May 2017 [10]
Party Candidate 1st round 2nd round
 First round votes  Transfer votes 
Total Of round Transfers Total Of round
Labour Norma Redfearn 29,655 56.4%
Conservative Stewart Hay 16,164 30.7%
Liberal Democrat John Appleby 3,537 6.7%
UKIP Stuart Houghton 3,248 6.2%
Majority 13,491
Turnout 52,604
Labour hold

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.northtyneside.gov.uk/browse-display.shtml?p_ID=541982&p_subjectCategory=688
  2. ^ "Local Elections in England: 2 May 2002" (PDF). House of Commons Library. 9 May 2002. Retrieved 18 January 2013.
  3. ^ "Local Elections in England: 2 May 2002" (PDF). House of Commons Library. 9 May 2002. Retrieved 20 January 2013.
  4. ^ "Arrested mayor resigns his post". BBC News. 18 April 2003. Retrieved 20 January 2013.
  5. ^ "FORMER NORTH TYNESIDE MAYOR CLEARED OF CHILD PORN CHARGES". Local Government Chronicle. 8 September 2004. Retrieved 20 January 2013.
  6. ^ "Local Elections in England: 2 May 2002". House of Commons Library. 9 May 2002. Retrieved 20 January 2013.
  7. ^ "Local and Mayoral elections 2005" (PDF). House of Commons Library. 31 December 2005. Retrieved 20 January 2013.
  8. ^ "Local and Mayoral elections 2009" (PDF). House of Commons Library. 18 June 2009. Retrieved 20 January 2013.
  9. ^ "Labour takes North Tyneside elected mayoral post". BBC News. 3 May 2013. Retrieved 3 May 2013.
  10. ^ "Election 2017: North Tyneside mayoral election result". BBC. 5 May 2017. Retrieved 7 May 2017.