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The Metropolitan Borough of North Tyneside
Tyneside
is a metropolitan borough of Tyne and Wear, in North East England, and is part of the Tyneside conurbation. The borough council's main office is at Cobalt Business Park in Wallsend. The local authority is North Tyneside
Tyneside
Council. North Tyneside
Tyneside
is bounded by Newcastle upon Tyne
Newcastle upon Tyne
to the west, the North Sea
North Sea
to the east, the River Tyne
River Tyne
to the south and Northumberland to the north. Within its bounds are the towns of Wallsend, North Shields, Killingworth
Killingworth
and Whitley Bay, which form a continuously built-up area contiguous with Newcastle.

Contents

1 History 2 Geography 3 Administration and elections

3.1 Past election results 3.2 2015 3.3 2014 3.4 2013 3.5 2012

4 Economy 5 Transport 6 Places of interest 7 Twinned towns 8 References 9 External links

History[edit] The borough was formed on 1 April 1974 by the merger of the county borough of Tynemouth, with the borough of Wallsend, part of the borough of Whitley Bay, the urban district of Longbenton
Longbenton
and part of the urban district of Seaton Valley, all of which were in Northumberland. Geography[edit] The following places are located in North Tyneside:

Annitsford Backworth Battle Hill Benton Burradon Camperdown Cullercoats Dudley Earsdon Forest Hall Holystone Howdon Killingworth Longbenton Meadow Well Monkseaton Moorside Murton New York North Shields Northumberland
Northumberland
Park Palmersville Percy Main Preston Seaton Burn Shiremoor Tynemouth Wallsend Wellfield West Allotment West Moor Whitley Bay Willington

Administration and elections[edit] Unlike most English districts, its council is led by a directly-elected mayor, currently Labour's Norma Redfearn. As of March 2016[update], the council is Labour led, Labour having 51 councillors, the Conservatives 7 and the Lib Dems 2.[2] The council is elected "in thirds", with one councillor from each three-member ward elected each year for the first three years, the mayoral election being held on the fourth year. With three councillors elected from each of 20 wards, there are 60 councillors in total. Past election results[edit] 2015[edit] Main article: North Tyneside
Tyneside
Metropolitan Borough Council election, 2015

North Tyneside
Tyneside
Council Election Result 2015[3]

Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−

  Labour 49 5 0 +5 81.6 51.8 51,475 +4.9%

  Conservative 9 0 3 -3 15 27.4 27,212 +2.3%

  UKIP 0 0 0 0 0 15.7 15,642 -5.4%

  Liberal Democrat 2 0 2 -2 3.4 2.9 2,880 -1.5%

  Green 0 0 0 0 0 1.9 1,845 +1.7%

  TUSC 0 0 0 0 0 0.1 261 -0.3%

  National Front 0 0 0 0 0 0.1 102 +0.1%

2014[edit] Main article: North Tyneside
Tyneside
Metropolitan Borough Council election, 2014

North Tyneside
Tyneside
Council Election Result 2014[4]

Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−

  Labour 44 2 0 +2 73.3 46.9 25,917 -11.2%

  Conservative 12 0 0 0 20 25.1 13,846 -9.1%

  UKIP 0 0 0 0 0 21.1 11,656 +21.1%

  Liberal Democrat 4 0 1 -1 6.6 4.4 2,407 -2.9%

  Independent 0 0 1 -1 0 2 1,116 +2%

  TUSC 0 0 0 0 0 0.4 198 +0.4%

  Green 0 0 0 0 0 0.2 131 +0.2%

2013[edit] Riverside By-Election, 4 July 2013 - Labour hold 2012[edit] Main article: North Tyneside
Tyneside
Metropolitan Borough Council election, 2012 Wallsend
Wallsend
By-Election, 16 November 2012 - Liberal Democrat gain from Labour

North Tyneside
Tyneside
Council Election Result 2012[5]

Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−

  Labour 44 9 0 +9 73.3 58.1 30,105 +3.8%

  Conservative 12 0 7 -7 20 34.2 17,723 +0.6%

  Liberal Democrat 4 0 2 -2 6.6 7.3 3,801 -3.1%

  National Front 0 0 0 0 0 0.43 224 -0.32%

For earlier results see North Tyneside
Tyneside
Metropolitan Borough Council elections. Economy[edit] North Tyneside
Tyneside
lies in the coalfield that covers the South-East of the historic county of Northumberland. It has traditionally been a centre of heavy industry along with the rest of Tyneside, with for example the Swan Hunter
Swan Hunter
shipyard in Wallsend, and export of coal. Today most of the heavy industry has gone, leaving high unemployment in some areas (over the borough, 3.2% compared to 2.7% for the UK). The borough is the 69th most deprived in England, out of 354. However some parts function as wealthy dormitory suburbs of Newcastle, such as Tynemouth. Recent growth has come in the A19 corridor with new industrial estates and retail parks. Transport[edit]

Tyne Tunnel
Tyne Tunnel
Southern Entrance

Two key roads serve North Tyneside:

The A19 which leaves the A1 north of Newcastle and runs through the borough and then through the Tyne Tunnel
Tyne Tunnel
to South Tyneside, Teesside and towards the South. The Coast Road
Coast Road
(A1058) runs from Newcastle to the coast. For most of its length it is grade-separated.

North Tyneside
Tyneside
is served by 17 stations on the Tyne & Wear Metro on a loop from Newcastle through Wallsend, North Shields, Whitley Bay, Benton and back to Newcastle. Trains operate at least every 15 minutes, with extra services in the peak hours. Most of the stations serving North Tyneside
Tyneside
fall into fare zones B and C. There are no National Rail
National Rail
stations in the borough, despite the East Coast Main Line and Blyth and Tyne routes passing through. The nearest National Rail
National Rail
station is Newcastle Central, which is also served by the Tyne and Wear
Tyne and Wear
Metro. North Tyneside
Tyneside
has an extensive bus network, with most areas benefiting from direct services to Newcastle. Many areas have direct bus services to Cramlington, Blyth or Morpeth. The principle bus operators in the area are Arriva
Arriva
(all areas), Go North-East (most areas) and Stagecoach
Stagecoach
in Newcastle (Benton, Forest Hall, Killingworth and Wallsend). The Shields Ferry
Shields Ferry
links North Shields
North Shields
to South Shields, in South Tyneside.[6] There is an international ferry terminal at Royal Quays
Royal Quays
in North Shields, with a service to Amsterdam
Amsterdam
(IJmuiden).[7] Places of interest[edit]

Segudunum Roman fort

Segedunum
Segedunum
Roman fort is in Wallsend
Wallsend
(at the end of Hadrian's wall). The Stephenson Railway Museum
Stephenson Railway Museum
in New York, named after George Stephenson and Robert Stephenson who hailed from Tyneside
Tyneside
and lived in West Moor
West Moor
in North Tyneside
Tyneside
1802–1824. Tynemouth
Tynemouth
Castle and Priory North Tyneside
Tyneside
includes coastline covering Tynemouth, Cullercoats
Cullercoats
and Whitley Bay Blue Reef Aquarium in Tynemouth St. Mary's Island in Whitley Bay North Shields
North Shields
Fish Quay, Clifford's Fort
Clifford's Fort
and the High and Low Lights of North Shields

Twinned towns[edit]

Frederikshavn
Frederikshavn
in Denmark Mönchengladbach
Mönchengladbach
in Germany Oer-Erkenschwick
Oer-Erkenschwick
in Germany Halluin
Halluin
in France Klaipėda
Klaipėda
in Lithuania Coatzacoalcos
Coatzacoalcos
in Mexico

References[edit]

^ UK Census (2011). "Local Area Report – North Tyneside
Tyneside
Local Authority (1946157066)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 14 March 2018.  ^ "North Tyneside
Tyneside
Council Councillors". North Tyneside
Tyneside
Council. Retrieved 2016-03-05.  ^ "2015 local election results". North Tyneside
Tyneside
Council. Retrieved 2016-03-05.  ^ "2014 local election results". North Tyneside
Tyneside
Council. Retrieved 2016-03-05.  ^ "2012 local election results". North Tyneside
Tyneside
Council. Retrieved 2016-03-05.  ^ "Ferry - Nexus Tyne and Wear". Nexus. Retrieved 30 January 2016. The Shields Ferry
Shields Ferry
operates a daily passenger service across the river Tyne which connects the local communities of North and South Shields.  ^ "Newcastle ferry". Direct Ferries. Retrieved 30 January 2016. The Newcastle to Amsterdam
Amsterdam
ferry route is operated by DFDS Seaways and the sailing itself is from around 15 hours 30 minutes. 

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Archives
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of North Tyneside
Tyneside
(including boroughs of Tynemouth, Wallsend and Whitley Bay
Whitley Bay
and Longbenton
Longbenton
Urban District are preserved and accessible at Tyne and Wear
Tyne and Wear
Archives
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Service [1] Wallsend
Wallsend
Town Information regarding the town centre and areas covering Wallsend
Wallsend
in North Tyneside
Tyneside
can be found here.

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