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

Bus. phone:  0191 433 2000


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Additional Information

Born in County Durham, I have lived in Gateshead for over forty years.  I am married, with one daughter.


I was first elected as a councillor in 1984.  In 2010, I was appointed as Deputy Leader and became Leader of the Council in May 2016.


I am actively involved in a number of major national bodies, including the Local Government Association.  Locally, I represent Gateshead on various regional bodies.


Prior to taking up from my position as Deputy Leader, I was a Regional Officer for GMB Trade Union from 1987 to 2010.