| Borough constituency |
for the House of Commons
|County||Tyne and Wear|
|Major settlements||Jarrow and Boldon|
|Member of Parliament||Kate Osborne (Labour)|
|Number of members||One|
|Created from||South Durham|
Jarrow is a constituencyrepresented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 2019 by Kate Osborne of the Labour Party.
The seat was created in the Redistribution of Seats Act 1885. The last Liberal to serve the seat lost his seat at the 1922 general election and the last Conservative to serve the seat held it from 1931-1935, since which it has been served by MPs from the Labour Party.
Since 1935, just five people have served as MP for Jarrow; the first, Ellen Wilkinson, served as Labour's first Minister of Education during the first Attlee government. While the seat has been loyally Labour by comfortable margins since 1935, it has seen unusual swings a number of times; in the 1983 Conservative landslide, incumbent MP Don Dixon actually increased his majority; in the close 1992 election his majority fell somewhat despite the general swing to Labour; and in 2001 his successor Stephen Hepburn managed to increase his majority to 51.1% (incidentally the biggest any candidate has ever held in the seat).
1885–1918: The Boroughs of Jarrow and South Shields, the Sessional Division of South Shields, and part of the parish of Heworth.
1918–1950: The Borough of Jarrow, and the Urban Districts of Felling and Hebburn.
1950–1955: The Borough of Jarrow, and the Urban Districts of Boldon, Felling, and Hebburn.
1955–1983: The Borough of Jarrow, and the Urban Districts of Boldon and Hebburn.
1983–1997: The Metropolitan Borough of South Tyneside wards of Bede, Biddick Hall, Boldon Colliery, Cleadon and East Boldon, Fellgate and Hedworth, Hebburn Quay, Hebburn South, Monkton, Primrose, and Whitburn and Marsden.
1997–2010: The Metropolitan Borough of South Tyneside wards of Bede, Boldon Colliery, Cleadon and East Boldon, Fellgate and Hedworth, Hebburn Quay, Hebburn South, Monkton, Primrose, and Whitburn and Marsden, and the Metropolitan Borough of Gateshead ward of Wrekendyke.
2010–present: The Metropolitan Borough of South Tyneside wards of Bede, Boldon Colliery, Cleadon and East Boldon, Fellgate and Hedworth, Hebburn North, Hebburn South, Monkton, and Primrose, and the Metropolitan Borough of Gateshead wards of Pelaw and Heworth, and Wardley and Leam Lane.
Following boundary changes taking effect at the 2010 general election, the constituency consists of part of the metropolitan district of South Tyneside, including the settlements of Jarrow, Boldon, Cleadon and Hebburn, as well as two wards from the adjacent Metropolitan Borough of Gateshead, covering Pelaw and Wardley.
In 2005 The Guardian described the constituency as:
'[A] former shipbuilding town south of Newcastle famous for its march against unemployment in the 1930s.'
|1907 by-election||Pete Curran||Labour|
|Jan 1910||Godfrey Mark Palmer||Liberal|
|1922||Robert John Wilson||Labour|
|1947 by-election||Ernest Fernyhough||Labour|
|Brexit Party||Richard Monaghan||4,122||10.1||+10.1|
|Liberal Democrats||David Wilkinson||2,360||5.8||+3.1|
|Liberal Democrats||Peter Maughan||1,163||2.7||−0.5|
|Liberal Democrats||Stan Collins||1,238||3.2||–15.3|
|Liberal Democrats||Tom Appleby||7,163||18.5||−4.0|
|Liberal Democrats||Bill Schardt||6,650||19.6||+4.6|
|Conservative||Linkson A.S. Jack||4,807||14.1||−0.6|
|Safeguard the National Health Service||Roger Nettleship||400||1.2||New|
|Liberal Democrats||James Selby||5,182||15.0||+3.9|
|Independent||Alan J. Le Blond||391||1.1||New|
|Socialist (GB)||John Bissett||357||1.0||0.0|
|Conservative||Mark C. Allatt||6,564||14.9||−8.8|
|Liberal Democrats||Tim N. Stone||4,865||11.1||−3.1|
|Independent Labour||Alan J. Le Blond||2,538||5.8||New|
|Referendum||Peter W. Mailer||1,034||2.4||New|
|Socialist (GB)||John Bissett||444||1.0||New|
|Conservative||Terence F. Ward||11,049||23.7||+0.5|
|Liberal Democrats||Keith Orrell||6,608||14.2||+0.9|
|Liberal||John A. Lennox||9,094||20.0||+10.9|
|Independent Labour||H. Downey||2,247||5.2||New|
|Conservative||Tommy T Hubble||14,503||35.8||-1.6|
|Conservative||Tommy T Hubble||15,286||37.4||+1.0|
|Conservative||John L. Cox||16,895||31.5||-2.5|
|Liberal||Edward Glover Stephen Chalkley||2,940||5.5||New|
|Ind. Labour Party||W. Moody||1,114||3.2||New|
|Liberal National||Stanley Holmes||11,649||34.0||-12.9|
|Labour gain from Conservative||Swing|
|Conservative gain from Labour||Swing|
|Unionist||Longinus Vivian Rogers||13,638||37.5||−5.1|
|Labour||Robert John Wilson||16,570||63.9||+10.0|
|Unionist||Charles Harrie Innes-Hopkins||10,166||31.9||New|
|Labour gain from Liberal||Swing||+30.9|
|Cindicates candidate endorsed by the coalition government.|
|Labour||Alexander Gordon Cameron||4,892||32.7||−0.8|
|Labour||Peter Francis Curran||4,818||33.5||−5.3|
|Liberal||Spencer Leigh Hughes||3,474||24.4||−36.8|
|Irish Nationalist||John O'Hanlon||2,122||14.9||New|
|Labour gain from Liberal||Swing||+15.6|
|Labour Repr. Cmte.||Pete Curran||5,093||38.8||New|
|Independent Labour||Edward Dillon Lewis||2,416||24.8||New|
|Jarrow Radical and Labour Representation League||James Johnston||1,731||23.3|
|Liberal win (new seat)|
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