Local Elections

Local Elections will be held on Thursday 2nd May, 2024.

Gateshead has 66 Councillors – three representing each of the 22 wards in the borough. At a local election one seat in every ward is contested. Each Councillor must stand for re-election after 4 years.

As long as there is one candidate from the Green Party standing in a ward; voters living in that ward will be able to vote Green. We have worked very hard in recent years to make sure that as many people in Gateshead can vote Green as possible.

If you are interested in helping campaign or standing as a candidate get in touch via the Contact Us page or attend one of our regular meetings.

Spotlight on Bridges Ward – introducing Rachel Cabral

Bridges Ward is the beating heart of Gateshead, covering the town centre, the quayside, north Bensham, the world famous International Stadium (home of Gateshead FC), and the communities around Sunderland Road. The prospective Green candidate for the 2024 local election in Bridges is longstanding Gateshead resident Rachel Cabral. Read more about Rachel and her campaign here.

Local Election Candidates

Gateshead Council: Green candidates for 2024

Blaydon Ralf Russow
Bridges Rachel Cabral
Chopwell & Rowlands Gill 
Chowdene Thomas Newell
Crawcrook & Greenside Pat Chanse
Deckham Gary Brooks
Dunston & Teams Andy Blanchflower
Dunston Hill & Whickham East Mary Blanchflower
Felling Ashleigh McLean
High Fell Joe Painter
Lobley Hill & Bensham Andy Redfern
Low Fell Campbell Grant
Pelaw & Heworth Nicholas Boldrini
Ryton, Crookhill & Stella Andrew Mason
Saltwell Ravi Cabral
Wardley & Leam Lane 
Whickham North Diane Cadman
Whickham South & Sunniside James Standaloft
Windy Nook & Whitehills Ruth Grant
Winlaton & High Spen Paul McNally