Newcastle upon Tyne North (UK Parliament constituency)

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Newcastle upon Tyne North
Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
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Boundary of Newcastle upon Tyne North in Tyne and Wear
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Location of Tyne and Wear within England
County Tyne and Wear
Electorate 67,401 (December 2010) [1]
Major settlements Newcastle upon Tyne
Current constituency
Created 1918
Member of Parliament Catherine McKinnell (Labour)
Number of membersOne

Newcastle upon Tyne North is a constituency [n 1] represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 2010 by Catherine McKinnell of the Labour Party. [n 2]

Contents

Boundaries

Newcastle upon Tyne North (UK Parliament constituency)
Map of current boundaries

1918–1950: The County Borough of Newcastle wards of Dene, Heaton, Jesmond, St Andrew's, and St Thomas.

1950–1983: The County Borough of Newcastle wards of Arthur's Hill, Elswick, Jesmond, Sandyford, and Westgate.

1983–2010: The City of Newcastle wards of Castle, Denton, Fawdon, Grange, Lemington, Newburn, Westerhope, and Woolsington.

2010–present: The City of Newcastle wards of Castle, Denton, East Gosforth, Fawdon, Lemington, Newburn, Parklands, Westerhope, and Woolsington.

The constituency included Newcastle city centre from 1950 to 1983 - this despite the fact that the Newcastle Central constituency was retained, albeit with redrawn boundaries.

History

From its creation out of the old Newcastle-upon-Tyne constituency in 1918, the seat was a safe Conservative Party seat— including six years of representation by Gwilym Lloyd George, who was aligned to the National Liberal Party but served as Home Secretary for almost three years until 1957 in a Conservative government. This continued until the 1983 general election, when major boundary changes resulted in a constituency composed entirely of wards that did not form part of the pre-1983 Newcastle North. The majority of the old Newcastle North wards moved to Newcastle Central, which the Conservatives won in 1983, while the new Newcastle North became a safe Labour seat, although in 1983 Labour's majority was just over 2,500 votes in a relatively close three way race. Labour won the seat in the first election under the new boundaries despite a landslide defeat on the national scale, and have held the seat ever since, with the Liberal Democrats being the greatest challengers in 2005 and 2010, and the Conservatives finishing in second place in 2015, 2017 and 2019.

Members of Parliament

ElectionMember [2] Party
1918 Nicholas Grattan-Doyle Conservative
1940 by-election Sir Cuthbert Headlam Independent Conservative
1940 Conservative
1951 Gwilym Lloyd George National Liberal
1957 by-election Sir William Elliott Conservative
1983 Robert Brown Labour
1987 Doug Henderson Labour
2010 Catherine McKinnell Labour

Elections

Elections in the 2010s

General election 2019: Newcastle upon Tyne North [3]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour Catherine McKinnell 21,354 45.4 Decrease2.svg10.0
Conservative Mark Lehain15,58933.2Decrease2.svg0.7
Liberal Democrats Nick Cott4,3579.3Increase2.svg4.0
Brexit Party Richard Ogden4,3319.2N/A
Green Alistair Ford1,3682.9Increase2.svg1.8
Majority5,76512.3Decrease2.svg9.2
Turnout 46,99968.6Decrease2.svg3.8
Labour hold Swing Decrease2.svg4.6
General election 2017: Newcastle upon Tyne North
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour Catherine McKinnell 26,72955.4Increase2.svg9.3
Conservative Duncan Crute16,38033.9Increase2.svg10.5
Liberal Democrats Anita Lower2,5335.2Decrease2.svg4.5
UKIP Timothy Marron1,7803.6Decrease2.svg12.9
Green Alison Whalley [4] 5131.0Decrease2.svg2.3
North of England Community AllianceBrian Moore3530.8N/A
Majority10,34921.4Decrease2.svg1.2
Turnout 48,28872.4Increase2.svg5.7
Labour hold Swing -0.6
General election 2015: Newcastle upon Tyne North [5]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour Catherine McKinnell 20,68946.1Increase2.svg5.2
Conservative Stephen Bates [6] 10,53623.5Increase2.svg5.3
UKIP Timothy Marron7,44716.6Increase2.svg13.7
Liberal Democrats Anita Lower [7] 4,3669.7Decrease2.svg23.4
Green Alison Whalley [8] 1,5153.4Increase2.svg2.6
North East Violet Rook [9] 3380.7N/A
Majority10,15322.6Increase2.svg14.9
Turnout 44,89166.7Increase2.svg1.2
Labour hold Swing Decrease2.svg0.05
General election 2010: Newcastle upon Tyne North [10] [11] [12]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour Catherine McKinnell 17,95040.89.0
Liberal Democrats Ronald Beadle14,53633.1+0.1
Conservative Stephen Parkinson7,96618.1+3.4
BNP Terry Gibson1,8904.3+4.3
UKIP Ian Proud1,2852.9+2.9
Green Anna Heyman3190.7+0.7
Majority3,4147.8-9.5
Turnout 43,94665.5+3.8
Labour hold Swing 4.5

Elections in the 2000s

General election 2005: Newcastle upon Tyne North [13]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour Doug Henderson 19,224 50.0 10.1
Liberal Democrats Ronald Beadle12,20131.7+12.3
Conservative Neil Hudson 6,02215.74.7
National Front Roland Wood9972.6New
Majority7,02318.3-21.4
Turnout 38,44467.6+10.1
Labour hold Swing 11.2
General election 2001: Newcastle upon Tyne North [14]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour Doug Henderson 21,874 60.1 2.1
Conservative Philip R. Smith7,42420.4+1.0
Liberal Democrats Graham A. Soult7,07019.4+4.9
Majority14,45039.7-3.1
Turnout 36,36857.511.7
Labour hold Swing -0.5

Elections in the 1990s

General election 1997: Newcastle upon Tyne North [15]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour Doug Henderson 28,125 62.2 +12.8
Conservative Gregory B. White8,79319.412.4
Liberal Democrats Peter J. Allen6,57814.54.3
Referendum Doreen Chipchase1,7333.8New
Majority19,33242.8+25.2
Turnout 45,22969.2-7.6
Labour hold Swing +12.6
General election 1992: Newcastle upon Tyne North [16] [17]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour Doug Henderson 25,121 49.4 +6.7
Conservative Ian Gordon16,17531.8+7.2
Liberal Democrats Peter J. Maughan9,54218.813.9
Majority8,94617.6+7.6
Turnout 50,83876.8+0.9
Labour hold Swing 0.3

Elections in the 1980s

General election 1987: Newcastle upon Tyne North [18]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour Doug Henderson 22,424 42.7 +5.1
Liberal John Shipley 17,18132.7+2.8
Conservative John Tweddle12,91524.67.9
Majority5,24310.0+4.9
Turnout 52,52075.9+3.1
Labour hold Swing

The 1983 result is classed as a hold for Labour, rather than a gain from the Conservatives, because the pre-1983 Newcastle-upon-Tyne North constituency, which was a Conservative-held seat, covered a substantially different area, so, aside from the name, the two seats are essentially entirely different. The constituency which replaced the pre-1983 Newcastle-upon-Tyne North constituency, Newcastle-upon-Tyne Central, was won by the Conservatives and is classed as a hold for the Conservatives, as they were incumbent party in the pre-1983 Newcastle-upon-Tyne North seat. By contrast, this constituency was the closest successor to the pre-1983 Newcastle-upon-Tyne West seat where Robert Brown had been MP.

General election 1983: Newcastle upon Tyne North [19]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour Robert Brown 18,985 37.6 10.8
Conservative Philip Straw16,42932.55.1
Liberal John Shipley 15,13629.9+16.2
Majority2,5565.1
Turnout 50,55072.8
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1970s

General election 1979: Newcastle upon Tyne North
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Robert William Elliott 12,721 47.6 +4.7
Labour S. Ward11,01041.2+0.1
Liberal C. Marlowe2,98311.2-4.8
Majority1,7116.4+4.6
Turnout 26,71468.0+3.0
Conservative hold Swing
General election October 1974: Newcastle upon Tyne North
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Robert William Elliott 11,217 42.9 -0.7
Labour Tony Banks 10,74841.1+7.7
Liberal David Herd4,18916.0-7.1
Majority4691.8-8.3
Turnout 26,15465.0-8.4
Conservative hold Swing
General election February 1974: Newcastle upon Tyne North
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Robert William Elliott 12,793 43.6 -12.5
Labour R.G. Eccles9,81333.4-10.5
Liberal Chris Foote Wood 6,77223.1New
Majority2,98010.2-1.9
Turnout 29,37873.4+5.7
Conservative hold Swing
General election 1970: Newcastle upon Tyne North [20]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Robert William Elliott 15,978 56.1 +6.4
Labour Robert George Eccles12,51843.9+3.0
Majority3,46012.1+3.3
Turnout 28,49667.7-7.4
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1960s

General election 1966: Newcastle upon Tyne North [21]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative William Elliott 15,243 49.7 -11.2
Labour Robert Griffin12,55040.9+1.8
Liberal Alan Share2,9029.5New
Majority2,6938.8-13.0
Turnout 30,69575.1-0.5
Conservative hold Swing -6.5
General election 1964: Newcastle upon Tyne North [22]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative William Elliott 19,502 60.9 -4.0
Labour Sidney Lee12,51539.1+4.0
Majority6,98721.8-7.9
Turnout 32,01775.6-3.5
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1950s

General election 1959: Newcastle upon Tyne North [23]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative William Elliott 24,588 64.9 +1.1
Labour Lloyd Prichard13,31635.1-1.1
Majority11,27229.7+2.0
Turnout 37,90479.1
Conservative hold Swing
By-election 1957: Newcastle-upon-Tyne North
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative William Elliott 19,10760.35-3.5
Labour T. McDonald12,55539.65+3.4
Majority6,46220.70-6.95
Turnout 31,662
Conservative hold Swing
General election 1955: Newcastle-upon-Tyne North
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
National Liberal and Conservative Gwilym Lloyd-George 25,236 63.8 +12.7
Labour Basil Chisholm14,30336.2-0.1
Majority10,93327.7+12.9
Turnout 39,539
National Liberal and Conservative hold Swing
General election 1951: Newcastle-upon-Tyne North [24]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
National Liberal and Conservative Gwilym Lloyd-George 23,930 51.1 -2.8
Labour Ivan Geffen17,00536.3+0.4
Ind. Conservative Colin Gray5,90412.1New
Majority6,92514.8-3.2
Turnout 46,839
National Liberal and Conservative hold Swing
General election 1950: Newcastle-upon-Tyne North
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Cuthbert Headlam 25,325 53.9 +3.3
Labour W.H. Shackleton16,86035.9+6.1
Liberal Aubrey Herbert4,83910.3-6.6
Majority8,46518.0-2.8
Turnout 47,02483.7+10.5
Conservative hold Swing +4.7

Elections in the 1940s

General election 1945: Newcastle-upon-Tyne North
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Cuthbert Headlam 17,381 50.6 -26.4
Labour Co-op W Henry Shackleton10,22829.8+6.7
Liberal William McKeag 5,81216.9New
Common Wealth Charles Ridsdale 9042.6New
Majority7,15320.8-33.1
Turnout 34,32573.2+2.9
Conservative hold Swing -16.55
Newcastle upon Tyne North by-election, 7 June 1940
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Ind. Conservative Cuthbert Headlam 7,380 71.2 New
Conservative Howard Grattan-Doyle2,98228.8−48.2
Majority4,39842.4N/A
Turnout 10,36222.0−48.3
Ind. Conservative gain from Conservative Swing

Elections in the 1930s

General election 1935: Newcastle-upon-Tyne North
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Nicholas Grattan-Doyle 25,68377.00-6.93
Labour E. Gilbert7,69323.10+6.93
Majority17,99053.90-13.96
Turnout 33,37670.33-6.53
Conservative hold Swing -6.93
General election 1931: Newcastle-upon-Tyne North
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Nicholas Grattan-Doyle 30,24583.93
Labour R.J. Thomson5,79116.07
Majority24,45467.86
Turnout 36,03676.83
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1920s

General election 1929: Newcastle-upon-Tyne North [25]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Unionist Nicholas Grattan-Doyle 17,962 55.4 17.1
Labour Edward Scott7,57323.44.1
Liberal J. Roberts Creighton6,86021.2New
Majority10,38932.013.0
Turnout 32,39570.93.3
Registered electors 45,720
Unionist hold Swing 6.5
General election 1924: Newcastle-upon-Tyne North [25]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Unionist Nicholas Grattan-Doyle 18,386 72.5 +20.4
Labour H. Maw6,99127.5+5.5
Majority11,39545.0+18.8
Turnout 25,37774.2+0.6
Registered electors 34,209
Unionist hold Swing +7.5
General election 1923: Newcastle-upon-Tyne North [25]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Unionist Nicholas Grattan-Doyle 12,715 52.1 9.1
Liberal Robert Wilfred Simpson6,32125.97.0
Labour John Beckett 5,37422.0New
Majority6,39426.22.1
Turnout 24,41073.60.3
Registered electors 33,182
Unionist hold Swing 1.1
General election 1922: Newcastle-upon-Tyne North [25]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Unionist Nicholas Grattan-Doyle 14,931 61.2 +0.7
Liberal Robert Wilfred Simpson8,01732.9+9.9
Independent Labour Robert John Wilson 1,4355.9New
Majority6,91428.39.2
Turnout 24,38373.9+15.7
Registered electors 32,987
Unionist hold Swing 4.6

Election in the 1910s

General election 1918: Newcastle-upon-Tyne North [25]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
C Unionist Nicholas Grattan-Doyle 11,34760.5
Liberal George Lunn 4,32223.0
Labour Robert John Wilson 3,10216.5
Majority7,02537.5
Turnout 18,77158.2
Registered electors 32,272
Unionist win (new seat)
Cindicates candidate endorsed by the coalition government.

See also

Notes and references

Notes
  1. A borough constituency (for the purposes of election expenses and type of returning officer)
  2. As with all constituencies, the constituency elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election at least every five years.
References
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  21. The Times' Guide to the House of Commons. 1966.
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Sources

Coordinates: 55°00′N1°42′W / 55.0°N 1.7°W / 55.0; -1.7

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