North Tyneside (UK Parliament constituency)

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North Tyneside
Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
NorthTyneside2007Constituency.svg
Boundary of North Tyneside in Tyne and Wearfor the 2010 general election
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Location of Tyne and Wear within England
County Tyne and Wear
Electorate 78,617 (December 2010) [1]
Current constituency
Created 1997
Member of Parliament Mary Glindon (Labour)
Number of membersOne
Created from Tynemouth and Wallsend

North Tyneside is a constituency [n 1] represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 2010 by Mary Glindon of the Labour Party. [n 2]

History

This seat was represented from its creation in 1997 by Stephen Byers of the Labour Party, who before that election represented the abolished seat of Wallsend from 1992. Byers stood down at the 2010 general election and his party selected local councillor Mary Glindon as their new candidate for the general election, which she won with a majority of 12,884.

Constituency profile

This constituency forms north-east suburbs to the largest city in the region, Newcastle. At the end of 2010, unemployment still reflected a slightly less strong economy than in the city's shipbuilding heyday and stood in this seat alone at 5.7% by claimant count, compared to a regional average of 5.5%, significantly lower than South Shields' 7.7%. As to the male only claimant total, this amounted to 7.8%, just part of a significant region-wide disparity but significantly lower than Middlesbrough's 12.8%, however both sets of figures were a little higher than the national average — Greater London saw an average of 4.1% and for men a proportion of 4.9%. [2]

Boundaries

North Tyneside (UK Parliament constituency)
Map of current boundaries

1997–2010: The Borough of North Tyneside wards of Battle Hill, Benton, Camperdown, Holystone, Howdon, Longbenton, Riverside, Valley, and Weetslade.

2010–present: The Borough of North Tyneside wards of Battle Hill, Benton, Camperdown, Howdon, Killingworth, Longbenton, Northumberland, Riverside, Wallsend, and Weetslade.

The seat contains Wallsend, which has been moved from Newcastle upon Tyne East and Wallsend. As a consequence of 2010 changes, Newcastle East becomes a constituency in its own right.

Members of Parliament

ElectionMember [3] Party!
1997 Stephen Byers Labour
2010 Mary Glindon Labour

Elections

Elections in the 2010s

General election 2019: North Tyneside [4]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour Mary Glindon 25,051 49.7 Decrease2.svg 14.8
Conservative Dean Carroll15,49030.7Increase2.svg 3.4
Brexit Party Andrew Husband5,25410.4New
Liberal Democrats Chris Boyle3,2416.4Increase2.svg 3.5
Green John Buttery1,3932.8Increase2.svg 1.5
Majority9,56119.0Decrease2.svg 18.2
Turnout 50,42963.9Decrease2.svg 1.8
Labour hold Swing Decrease2.svg 9.1
General election 2017: North Tyneside [5]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour Mary Glindon 33,456 64.5 Increase2.svg 8.6
Conservative Henry Newman14,17227.3Increase2.svg 8.1
UKIP Gary Legg2,1014.0Decrease2.svg 12.3
Liberal Democrats Greg Stone1,4942.9Decrease2.svg 1.5
Green Martin Collins6691.3Decrease2.svg 1.8
Majority19,28437.2Increase2.svg 0.5
Turnout 51,89265.7Increase2.svg 6.7
Labour hold Swing Increase2.svg 0.2
General election 2015: North Tyneside [6]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour Mary Glindon 26,191 55.9 Increase2.svg 5.2
Conservative Martin McGann8,99719.2Increase2.svg 0.9
UKIP Scott Hartley [7] 7,61816.3Increase2.svg 13.5
Liberal Democrats John Appleby2,0754.4Decrease2.svg 18.5
Green Martin Collins1,4423.1New
TUSC Tim Wall3040.6New
National Front Bob Batten1910.4Decrease2.svg 0.9
Majority17,19436.7Increase2.svg 8.9
Turnout 46,81859.0Decrease2.svg 0.7
Labour hold Swing Increase2.svg 2.2

2010: At this election Mary Glindon was Councillor for Battle Hill Ward, David Ord was Councillor for Northumberland Ward and Gagan Mohindra was District Councillor in Epping Forest, Essex.

General election 2010: North Tyneside [8] [9]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour Mary Glindon 23,505 50.7 Decrease2.svg 8.7
Liberal Democrats David Ord10,62122.9Increase2.svg 0.9
Conservative Gagan Mohindra 8,51418.3Decrease2.svg 0.3
BNP John Burrows1,8604.0New
UKIP Claudia Blake1,3062.8New
National Front Bob Batten5991.3New
Majority12,88427.8Decrease2.svg 9.6
Turnout 46,40559.7Increase2.svg 4.3
Labour hold Swing Decrease2.svg 4.8

Elections in the 2000s

2005: Duncan McLellan was Councillor for Weetslade Ward 2005-2012.

General election 2005: North Tyneside [10]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour Stephen Byers 22,882 61.9 7.6
Conservative Duncan McLellan7,84521.2+6.6
Liberal Democrats Gillian Ferguson6,21216.8+4.4
Majority15,03740.7-14.2
Turnout 36,93957.20.5
Labour hold Swing 7.1
General election 2001: North Tyneside [11]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour Stephen Byers 26,027 69.5 3.2
Conservative Mark Ruffell5,45914.6+0.9
Liberal Democrats Simon Reed4,64912.4+1.8
UKIP Alan Taylor7702.1New
Socialist Alliance Pete Burnett3240.9New
Socialist Labour Kenneth Capstick2400.6New
Majority20,56854.9-4.1
Turnout 37,46957.710.2
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1990s

1997: Michael McIntyre was Councillor for Whitley Bay Ward 1992-2012.

General election 1997: North Tyneside [12]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour Stephen Byers 32,810 72.7
Conservative Michael McIntyre6,16713.7
Liberal Democrats Tommy Mulvenna4,76210.6
Referendum Michael Rollings1,3823.1
Majority26,64359.0
Turnout 45,12167.9
Labour win (new seat)

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
  1. "Electorate Figures - Boundary Commission for England". 2011 Electorate Figures. Boundary Commission for England. 4 March 2011. Archived from the original on 6 November 2010. Retrieved 13 March 2011.
  2. Unemployment claimants by constituency The Guardian
  3. Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "T" (part 2)
  4. "Tyneside North Parliamentary constituency". BBC News. BBC. Retrieved 24 November 2019.
  5. "North Tyneside". BBC News. Retrieved 9 June 2017.
  6. "Election Data 2015". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  7. "UK Polling Report".
  8. "Election Data 2010". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 26 July 2013. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  9. http://www.northtyneside.gov.uk/pls/portal/NTC_PSCM.PSCM_Web.download?p_ID=514458
  10. "Election Data 2005". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
  11. "Election Data 2001". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
  12. "Election Data 1997". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.

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