The North of Tyne will be electing its first metro mayor on 2nd May 2019.
This page brings together the key facts and figures about the city-region’s economy.
The North of Tyne combined authority consists of the following local authorities: Newcastle upon Tyne, North Tyneside and Northumberland.
Understanding how the city-region performs on key areas such as productivity and employment helps the new metro mayor to assess what should be prioritised. The table below shows how the North of Tyne compares to the national average on these indicators.
Support the city centre
Improve skills and education
Work strategically across the wider North East area
Jamie Driscoll is the candidate for the Labour party; Charlie Hoult is the Conservative candidate, John Appleby is the candidate for the Liberal Democrats and John McCabe is running as an independent. Hugh Jackson is the candidate for UKIP.
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As the North of Tyne metro mayor campaign develops, we will be updating this page with all the information you need ahead of the May election.
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