Newcastle local election 2022: when will votes be counted and when will we get results?

The local elections are this week - but when will we know the results?

This week councils across Newcastle and the wider region will vote for local councillors in their area.

These elections are for councillors rather than Members of Parliament, however, councillors still represent political parties like Labour, Conservative, Green and more.

Local elections are an important chance for communities to have their say on how their local area is run, and how funds are allocated.

Local elections also give a good indication of the country’s voting intention for other upcoming elections.

In this local election, seats will be contested across Newcastle, Gateshead, South Tyneside and North Tyneside wards in the upcoming local elections.

Throughout these areas there are 86 wards, leaving a total of 88 seats up for grabs.

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So, when will we know the results of the local council elections?

Here’s everything you need to know about when you can expect the results.

When is the local council election?

The local council elections are scheduled to take place on Thursday 5 May region wide.

When will you find out the results of the election?

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NewcastleWorld contacted four council areas for the Newcastle region, which included Newcastle, Gateshead, South Tyneside and North Tyneside.

While we await confirmation from Gateshead and North Tyneside.

The information for when results will be announced can be found for Newcastle and South Tyneside can be found below?

Newcastle

One third of Newcastle city council’s seats are being contested in 2022, which equates to 27 seats. There will be at least one seat in each of the city council’s wards.

When will the results be counted?

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NewcastleWorld spoke with Newcastle council who confirmed that the results will be counted on Thursday 5 May.

Where will the results be counted?

The votes from wards across Newcastle City council area are expected to be counted at Sports Central, Northumbria University Campus, Northumberland Road.

When will the results be released to the public?

Newcastle City Council stated that they expect the first result to come through at around 11:30pm on 5 May. All votes will be counted by 1:30am on 6 May at the latest. This estimate is barring any recounts.

South Tyneside

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For South Tyneside 19 councillors will be elected onto the council.

When will the results be counted?

South Tyneside council confirmed that the verification start time would be 10pm on 5 May. The anticipated count start time is 11:15pm on 5 May.

Where will the results be counted?

The vote count for votes made across the South Tyneside council area will be counted at Temple Park Leisure Centre, John Reid Road, South Shields, NE34 8QN.

When will the results be released to the public?

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The first ward declaration is expected to be 11:45pm, and the full council declaration is expected to be 12:45am or 1am on 6 May.