Gateshead East and Washington West (UK Parliament constituency)
|Gateshead East and Washington West|
|Former Borough constituency|
|for the House of Commons|
Boundary of Gateshead East and Washington West in Tyne and Wear for the 2005 general election.
Location of Tyne and Wear within England.
|County||Tyne and Wear|
|Number of members||One|
|Replaced by||Gateshead, Jarrow, Washington and Sunderland West|
Gateshead East and Washington West was a parliamentary constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It elected a Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post electoral system.
The constituency was created in 1997 from Gateshead East and Houghton and Washington, and was replaced in 2010 by new constituencies of Gateshead and Washington and Sunderland West, while two wards were transferred to the Jarrow seat.
The constituency consisted of:
- The Borough of Gateshead wards of Chowdene, Felling, High Fell, Leam, Low Fell, Pelaw and Heworth;
- The City of Sunderland wards of Washington South and Washington North.
Members of Parliament
|2010||Constituency abolished: see Gateshead, Jarrow
and Washington and Sunderland West
Elections in the 2000s
|General Election 2005: Gateshead East and Washington West|
|Liberal Democrat||Frank Hindle||7,590||21.9||+7.0|
|General Election 2001: Gateshead East and Washington West|
|Liberal Democrat||Ron W.A.L. Beadle||4,999||14.9||+4.1|
|Conservative||Miss Elizabeth J. Campbell||4,970||14.8||+0.6|
|UKIP||Martin P. Rouse||743||2.2||N/A|
|General Election 1997: Gateshead East and Washington West|
|Conservative||Miss Jacqui M. Burns||6,097||14.2||N/A|
|Liberal Democrat||Alan D. Ord||4,622||10.7||N/A|
|Referendum Party||Michael Daley||1,315||3.1||N/A|
|Labour win (new seat)|
Notes and references
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