Mayor Norma Redfern
Elected Mayor of North Tyneside
Norma was born and raised on North Tyneside and had a long and successful career in education before becoming a local councillor. An award-winning Head Teacher, Norma won praise for turning around schools in some of the toughest areas on Tyneside.
As Cabinet Member for Education under Labour Mayor John Harrison, Norma helped introduce breakfast clubs into the borough. She was elected as Mayor of North Tyneside in May 2013 defeating the incumbent Conservative Mayor.