The next local election is scheduled to take place on Thursday 3 May 2018.
There are 26 wards in Newcastle, each represented by 3 councillors. Elections in Newcastle are by thirds and are traditionally held on the first Thursday of May. Councillors are elected for a four year term and one councillor per ward retires each year; there are no elections in the fourth year.
Due to the recent Local Government Boundary Review we have all out elections in Newcastle on Thursday 3 May 2018. The all out elections does mean that all 78 seats are up for re-election with electors voting for up to 3 candidates.
Register to vote
You can now register to vote online in as little as 3 minutes on the GOV.UK website. All you need is your name, address, date of birth and National Insurance number.
- The registration deadline is Tuesday 17 April 2018
- Applying for a postal vote or changing an existing postal vote is 5pm on Wednesday 18 April 2018
- Applying for a proxy vote is 5pm on Wednesday 25 April 2018
- See here for recent by-election results here
- See how Newcastle voted on Thursday 5 May 2016 (Local Elections)
- View past elections results here
Political Composition of Council
Electoral Services, Newcastle City Council, Civic Centre, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8QH.
Phone: 0191 278 7878 (and ask for Electoral Services)