Norma Redfearn CBE took up a four-year term of office as Elected Mayor of North Tyneside in May 2013, and was re-elected for a further four years in May 2017.
As the Authority’s principal public spokesperson, her role is to give political direction to the Council, appoint Cabinet and Deputy Mayor, decide on the scheme of delegation, Chair meetings of Cabinet and represent the Council on external bodies.
Norma has always lived in North Tyneside and has a real passion for the borough in addition to an extensive track-record in Local Government.
Before becoming the Elected Mayor she represented Riverside Ward in North Shields as Ward Councillor between 2004 and 2013. During this time Norma also served as the Cabinet Member for Children, Young People and Learning.
A graduate of Newcastle University, she has had a 30 year career in teaching, both in primary and secondary education. This included 14 years as a headteacher and four years in an education advisory capacity, before moving into education related consultancy.
You can read Mayor Redfern’s Register of Interests here.