List of Parliamentary constituencies in Cleveland

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Cleveland, England no longer exists as a county council, nor is it a ceremonial county, but the name Cleveland continues to be used unofficially as a term to describe the area covered by the former county of the same name. The constituency boundaries used up to the United Kingdom general election, 2005 were drawn up when it was a county. The area is divided into 6 Parliamentary constituencies – 5 Borough constituencies and 1 County constituency.

Constituencies[edit]

      † Conservative       ‡ Labour       ¤ Liberal Democrat       United Kingdom Independence Party


Constituency[nb 1] Electorate Majority[nb 2] Member of Parliament Nearest opposition Electoral wards[1][2] Map
Hartlepool BC 68,282 5,509   Iain Wright   Alan Wright† Hartlepool Borough Council: Brus, Burn Valley, Dyke House, Elwick, Fens, Foggy Furze, Grange, Greatham, Hart, Owton, Park, Rift House, Rossmere, St Hilda, Seaton, Stranton, Throston.
Middlesbrough BC* 65,851 8,211   Andy McDonald Richard Elvin¤ Middlesbrough Borough Council: Acklam, Ayresome, Beckfield, Beechwood, Brookfield, Clairville, Gresham, Kader, Linthorpe, Middlehaven, North Ormesby and Brambles Farm, Pallister, Park, Thorntree, University.
Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland CC 71,942 1,677   Tom Blenkinsop   Paul Bristow† Middlesbrough Borough Council: Coulby Newham, Hemlington, Ladgate, Marton, Marton West, Nunthorpe, Park End, Stainton and Thornton. Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council: Brotton, Guisborough, Hutton, Lockwood, Loftus, Saltburn, Skelton, Westworth.
Redcar BC 67,638 5,214 Ian Swales¤   Vera Baird Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council: Coatham, Dormanstown, Eston, Grangetown, Kirkleatham, Longbeck, Newcomen, Normanby, Ormesby, St Germain’s, South Bank, Teesville, West Dyke, Zetland.
Stockton North BC 67,529 6,676   Alex Cunningham‡   Ian Galletley† Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council: Billingham Central, Billingham East, Billingham North, Billingham South, Billingham West, Hardwick, Newtown, Northern Parishes, Norton North, Norton South, Norton West, Roseworth, Stockton Town Centre, Western Parishes.
Stockton South BC 68,506 332   James Wharton   Dari Taylor Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council: Bishopsgarth and Elm Tree, Eaglescliffe, Fairfield, Grangefield, Hartburn, Ingleby Barwick East, Ingleby Barwick West, Mandale and Victoria, Parkfield and Oxbridge, Stainsby Hill, Village, Yarm.

Boundary changes[edit]

The Boundary Commission for England proposed retaining these 6 constituencies, with changes to realign constituency boundaries with the boundaries of current local government wards, and to reduce the electoral disparity between constituencies. These changes were implemented at the United Kingdom general election, 2010.

Name Pre-2010 Boundaries Post-2010 Boundaries
  1. Hartlepool BC
  2. Middlesbrough BC
  3. Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland CC
  4. Redcar BC
  5. Stockton North BC
  6. Stockton South BC
Parliamentary constituencies in Cleveland
Proposed Parliamentary constituencies in Cleveland

Results[edit]

2005 2010
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The total number of votes cast for political parties and independent candidates who fielded candidates in the 2010 general elections within Cleveland was as follows;

Labour 99,665 (39.9%), Conservative 69,116 (27.7%), Liberal Democrat 53,432 (21.4%), UK Independence Party 10,701 (4.3%), British National Party 10,284 (4.1%), Independents 4,900 (2.0%), English Democrats 1,129 (0.5%), Christian Party 302 (0.1%), Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition 127 (0.1%). Total votes: 249,656

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ BC denotes borough constituency, CC denotes county constituency.
  2. ^ The majority is the number of votes the winning candidate receives more than their nearest rival.

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