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Labour's Norma Redfearn is the new mayor of North Tyneside. She was elected with 27,905 votes; a share of 55%.
She beat Conservative Linda Arkley, who has been mayor for the past four years. Liberal Democrat candidate John Appleby came third.
The new mayor spoke to her supporters after the win.
But Ms Arkley said she fought her campaign on local, not national issues.
Turnout was just over 32 per cent, dropping from 38 per cent in 2009 and down further from 61 per cent in 2005.
Labour's Norma Redfearn attracted a 55.35% share of the vote to clinch the role of mayor of North Tyneside.
This is how votes were distributed:
Norma Redfearn (Labour) : 27,905 votes
Linda Arkley (Conservative) : 18,083 votes
John Appleby (Lib Dem) : 4,054 votes
Labour's Norma Redfearn attracts 55.35 per cent share of vote to become the next mayor of North Tyneside.
She takes the role role from Conservative Linda Arkley
Labour's Norma Redfearn has been elected mayor of North Tyneside after polling more than 50% of votes in the first round of counting.
She said her election sends a message to central government.
Turnout of 32.07 per cent in North Tyneside mayoral election.