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South Tyneside Council: Labour HOLD

Labour has taken all 18 seats up for grabs this time on South Tyneside Council.

Three new faces joined the Council.

These were:

**Joan Margaret Keegan who was elected as the new Labour councillor for the Monkton ward.

**Liz McHugh who represents Labour in the Hebburn North ward

**Labour Councillor David Townsley who takes over from Conservative Councillor Jeff Milburn in the Cleadon and East Boldon ward.

The new political make-up of the Council is:

Labour - 53

Independent – Putting People First party - 1

  • The overall turnout was 33.8 per cent, compared to 58.8 per cent in 2015
  • 38835 votes were cast out of a total electorate of 114981.

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