Nominations for the North of Tyne Mayoral Election closed at 4pm today (April 3), with five candidates in the running:

They are, in alphabetical order:

  • John Appleby, Liberal Democrats

  • Jamie Driscoll, Labour

  • Charlie Hoult, Conservatives

  • Hugh Jackson, UKIP

  • John McCabe, Independent

The North of Tyne Mayoral Election will be held on Thursday, May 2, with the counting and results announced the following day, May 3.

For more information on the North of Tyne Combined Authority and the election go to: