Middlesbrough Borough Council

Independent Andy Preston won Middlesbrough's mayoral election, taking over from Labour's Dave Budd.

Election results for 2019

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Tees Crossing consultation ends today

It's the last day of the consultation over proposals for a new Tees Crossing, which is hoped will take pressure off the current A19 Tees Viaduct.

The public has been asked for its say on two options, the £200m Tees Viaduct Capacity Enhancement and the £300m Tees Viaduct.

The preferred route will be announced in the autumn and, following confirmation of funding from Highways England, construction would take place from 2023 to 2027.

New Tees Crossing
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Cost of 'pauper' funerals revealed

Local Democracy Reporting Service

More than £120,000 has been spent on “pauper funerals” on Teesside.

Middlesbrough Council spent the most with £68,000 on 67 funerals with Stockton Council next with almost £35,000 for 42 services.

Redcar and Cleveland Council carried out the least in total – its 17 funerals coming to £21,000.

Authorities have a legal duty to arrange the funeral of any person who has died or has been found dead in the borough area where no arrangements have been made.

The services are considered as a last resort when no family can be found – or a family is unable to immediately cover the cost.

Eston Cemetery

Labour on course to lose majority but will still be biggest party in Middlesbrough

Independents hold three seats in Park End and Beckfield, Conservatives hold one and Labour hold three.

In Linthorpe, Labour hold two seats, Independents hold three seats, Green Party hold one, Conservatives hold one and Liberal Democrats hold one.

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Labour hold two seats and Conservatives hold one in Coulby Newham

Labour have held two seats, while the Conservatives held one in Coulby Newham.

  • David Branson (Labour) 696
  • Alex Law (Labour) 515
  • Dave Smith (Conservative) 827
  • Stefan Walker (Labour) 857

Turnout 1,833 / 28.71%

Former Boro keeper wins seat on Middlesbrough council

Former Middlesbrough keeper Jim Platt has won a seat on the town council.

He stood as an Independent, and another Independent Ron Arundale joins him after they won the Kader seats from Labour.

  • Ron Arundale (Ind) 1,017
  • Edward Clynch (Lab) 336
  • Rahana Islam (Lab) 428
  • Bradley Nicholson (Con) 340
  • Jim Platt (Ind) 970
  • Michael John Tomlin (Lib Dem) 131

Turnout 2,011 / 45.59%

Labour candidate Nicky Walker loses seat

An Independent has gained another seat from Labour.

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Independent takes another seat off Labour

Another Labour seat on Middlesbrough council has fallen to an Independent:

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