Labour have taken a clean sweep of the Kidsgrove area in the Newcastle Borough Council elections. In addition Labour have also taken control of Newcastle Borough Council in a very low key and poorly attended local election cycle. Nationally the turn-out was exceptionally poor, only being beaten by that of the Year 2000 when Tony Blair was in control nationally.
Locally Labour have campaigned on many issues relating to Newcastle Borough Council and how they favour Newcastle over Kidsgrove. It will be interesting to see how they manage the council now and clearly ensure that Kidsgrove is favoured over Newcastle, something that many Labour members have complained about. Many Kidsgrove residents will be happy to give the new administration a chance to prove they can deliver on the promises which they have set.
Labour won all of the seats which have been contested locally in the Kidsgrove area.