We review the electoral and boundary arrangements of councils to make sure they are fair. Our reviews include at least two rounds of public consultation before we make recommendations for change.
We are carrying out an electoral review of Gateshead because it has been a long time since the last review.
|16 May - 10 July 2023||We carry out a public consultation on council size|
|22 August - 30 October 2023||We carry out an initial public consultation on communities|
|30 January - 8 April 2024||We carry out a public consultation on our proposals|
|2 July 2024||We publish our recommendations|
|TBC||We ask Parliament to approve our recommendations|
|May 2026||New arrangements apply to local elections|
Visit our 'How reviews work' pages for more information on the review process.
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Local views on our proposals
We ask local people and organisations to tell us about their communities.
The first stage of this electoral review is to determine the number of councillors who should represent the local authority in the future.
We have decided that the Metropolitan Borough of Gateshead should have 66 councillors.
Submissions received on council size are below.
Most recent and previous reviews are held on the UK Government Web Archive.