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 there were 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.
Election Results from Thursday 3 May 2018
View the results for each ward including voter turnout using the carousel slideshow below.
Political Composition of Council
Polling station finder
You can find your local polling station here or use the map below.
- 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
- View the Notice of Election (pdf, 30kb)
- View Statement of Persons nominated (pdf, 259kb)
- Notice of agents (pdf, 276kb)
- Notice of Poll (pdf, 730kb)
- See here for recent by-election results here
- See how Newcastle voted on Thursday 5 May 2016 (Local Elections)
- View past elections results here
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.
Electoral Services, Newcastle City Council, Civic Centre, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8QH.
Phone: 0191 278 7878 (and ask for Electoral Services)