Independent 1. Much regenerated town on the southern side of the River Tyne, including the Baltic Centre. The borough also includes Blaydon ((home of the Blaydon races), and Felling (a key location in the Poulson corruption scandal).
Birtley ward has a vacant seat (held by Labour). John McClurey (Whickham South and Sunniside) and Kevin McClurey (Dunston Hill and Whickham East) moved from Liberal Democrat to Independent in March 2020.
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