Combined Authority factsheet

North of Tyne

This combined authority includes

The North of Tyne will be electing its first metro mayor in May 2019.

The economic and political outlook for the North of Tyne metro mayor

This page brings together the key facts and figures about the city-region’s economy.

The economic data for the North of Tyne

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.

Key economic indicators for North of Tyne

What will the North of Tyne metro mayor be able to do?

Who is running for North of Tyne metro mayor?

Jamie Driscoll is the candidate for the Labour party and John Appleby is the candidate for the Liberal Democrats. Further candidates will be announced.

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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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