The tables below show the political make up of the Council for each year since 1945.

1945-1973  |  1974-1995  |  1996 to 2008 | 2009 to date

(Changes to local government in 1974 did away with aldermen. Newcastle City Council currently has 'honorary aldermen' but they are non-political and have no connection with the aldermen shown on the earlier table.)

Political Make up of the Council
1945 - 1973

   Lab Lab  Lab   Con  Con  Con  Ind  Ind  Ind
Year Ald. Cllr. Total Ald. Cllr. Total Ald. Cllr. Total
1945 13 31 44 6 26 32 0 0 0
1946 13 31 44 6 26 32 0 0 0
1947 13 27 40 6 30 36 0 0 0
1948 13 27 40 6 30 36 0 0 0
1949 9 23 32 10 34 44 0 0 0
1950 7 24 31 12 33 45 0 0 0
1951 6 24 30 13 33 46 0 0 0
1952 3 28 31 16 29 45 0 0 0
1953 3 27 30 16 28 44 0 2 2
1954 3 29 32 16 27 43 0 1 1
1955 3 27 30 15 28 43 1 2 3
1956 3 28 31 15 26 41 1 3 4
1957 3 28 31 15 25 40 0 4 4
1958 9 31 40 10 24 34 0 2 2
1959 12 32 44 8 28 36 0 0 0
1960 12 33 45 8 27 35 0 0 0
1961 20 30 50 0 30 30 0 0 0
1962 20 31 51 0 29 29 0 0 0
1963 20 34 54 0 26 26 0 0 0
1964 20 34 54 0 26 26 0 0 0
1965 20 31 51 0 29 29 0 0 0
1966 20 30 50 0 30 30 0 0 0
1967 10 28 38 10 32 42 0 0 0
1968 8 26 34 12 34 46 0 0 0
1969 8 21 29 12 39 51 0 0 0
1970 0 23 23 20 37 57 0 0 0
1971 0 32 32 19 25 44 0 0 0
1972 0 35 35 19 22 41 0 0 0
1973 0 35 35 19 22 41 0 0 0

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Political Make Up of the Council
1974 - 1995

Year

Labour

Con.

Lib./Dem.

SDP

Ind.

1974

51

23

1

0

3

1975

47

27

2

0

2

1976

44

29

3

0

2

1977

44

29

3

0

2

1978

40

33

3

0

2

1979

42

31

3

0

2

1980

43

29

4

0

2

1981

41

29

4

2

2

1982

41

27

7

2

1

1983

44

24

8

1

1

1984

45

22

10

1

0

1985

45

22

10

1

0

1986

51

16

10

1

0

1987

52

12

11

2

0

1988

60

6

11

1

0

1989

60

6

11

1

0

1990

63

4

10

1

0

1991

64

4

10

0

0

1992

61

6

10

0

0

1993

61

6

11

0

0

1994

60

5

11

0

0

1995

63

2

13

0

0

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Political Make Up of the Council 1996 to 2008

Year

Liberal Democrat

Labour  

1996

13

65

1997

13

65

1998

14

64

1999

15

63

2000

16

62

2001

17

61

2002

19

59

2003

24

54

2004

48

30

2005

48

30

2006

47

31

2007 46 32
2008 49 29

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Political Make Up of the Council 2009 to date

 Year Liberal Democrat  Labour  Independent 
2009 50 28 0
2010 42 34  2

2011

32 43 1
2012 26 51 1
2013 26 51 1
2014 24 52 2
2015 22 53 3
2016 20 55 3
2017 20 55 3
2018 19 56 3

Please note: the political composition is that at the time of the election. For the latest position see our page on political parties.

Page last updated: 
25 May 2018
 
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