About Mayor Jamie Driscoll

Jamie Driscoll is the Mayor of the North of Tyne, he was elected in 2019 and is chair of the North of Tyne Combined Authority (NTCA). He is currently in office until May 2024.

Jamie was a Labour & Cooperative councillor in Monument ward, Newcastle city centre, before running for Mayor. Jamie was elected Metro Mayor of North of Tyne on 3rd May 2019 and has been an independent Mayor since July 2023.

North East Mayoral and Local Elections 2024

People will go to the polls on Thursday 2 May to elect the Mayor for the new North East region alongside councillors to local authorities in many areas.

This new North East region covers the following council areas:

  • Durham County Council
  • Gateshead Council
  • Newcastle City Council
  • North Tyneside Council
  • Northumberland County Council
  • South Tyneside Council
  • Sunderland City Council

Find out more about the election taking place in the North East on 2 May.

Find out more about North East devolution.