Councillor Martin Gannon

Title: Leader of the Council

Party: Labour

Ward: Deckham

Other councillors representing this Ward:

Surgery details

From 6 March 2019, surgeries will take place on the first Wednesday of the month at Elgin Centre, 5.45pm - .6.45pm (except August & December)

Contact information

Correspondence address: 
Civic Centre
Regent Street
Gateshead
NE8 1HH

Phone:  0191 4826314

Email:  cllr.mgannon@gateshead.gov.uk

Phone:  0191 433 2000

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Responsibilities

Committee appointments

Additional Information

I was elected as a member of Gateshead Council in 1984 and served in various roles including Deputy Leader for six years, before being elected as Leader of the Council in May 2016.

Prior to this, I worked for GMB Trade Union for 23 years undertaking a number of roles including Regional Officer, Head of Research, Health and Safety, and Media and Communications.

As Leader of the Council, I am involved in several national and regional bodies.  I am Chair of the North East Joint Transport Committee and a board member of North East Combined Authority, North East LEP, LGA City Regions Board, North Music Trust and Gateshead College. I am also a Non-Executive Director of Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust.