Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland (UK Parliament constituency)
|Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland|
|for the House of Commons|
Boundary of Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland in Cleveland.
Location of Cleveland within England.
|Electorate||72,876 (December 2010)|
|Major settlements||Saltburn-by-the-Sea, Guisborough, Marton|
|Member of Parliament||Tom Blenkinsop (Labour)|
|Number of members||One|
|European Parliament constituency||North East England|
The constituency was created in 1997, mostly replacing the former seat of Langbaurgh and consists of the southern outskirts of Middlesbrough (such as Acklam, Hemlington, Nunthorpe, Coulby Newham, Marton, Easterside and Park End) and those parts of the Redcar and Cleveland district not in the Redcar constituency. These include Saltburn-by-the-Sea, Guisborough, Loftus, Skelton and Brotton. Wards are:
- Coulby Newham, Hemlington, Ladgate, Marton, Marton West, Nunthorpe, Park End, and Stainton and Thornton in the Borough of Middlesbrough
- Brotton, Guisborough, Hutton, Lockwood, Loftus, Saltburn, Skelton and Westworth in the Redcar and Cleveland district.
This seat was created in 1997 and has been held since then by a representative of the Labour Party.
Only 13.8% of people in Middlesbrough are retired, 0.3 lower than in 2001 whereas 19.4% of people are retired in the eastern Cleveland authority, Redcar and Cleveland, 3% higher than in 2001 (2011 figures). The constituency is at the forefront of Britain's return to growth in output, however the western authority still in 2011 had the highest unemployment claimant count in the North East, having witnessed a decline in its world leading production of industrial and heavy duty steel.
Election results have to date been considerably more close than in the overwhelmingly urban, city seat of Middlesbrough, this instead being a marginal seat, particularly the 2010 result which saw no absolute majority unlike the previous three absolute majorities gained by the Labour MP Ashok Kumar. In the four elections to date, the second candidate has been a Conservative.
Members of Parliament
Prospective candidates for the 2015 general election
|General Election 2015: Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland|
|Class War||Mark Chadburn|
Elections in the 2010s
|General Election 2010: Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland|
|Liberal Democrat||Nick Emmerson||7,340||15.9||+2.1|
Elections in the 2000s
|General Election 2005: Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland|
|Liberal Democrat||Carl Minns||6,049||13.8||+3.1|
|General Election 2001: Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland|
|Liberal Democrat||Linda Parrish||4,700||10.7||+3.2|
Elections in the 1990s
|General Election 1997: Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland|
|Liberal Democrat||Hamish Garrett||4,004||7.5|
|Referendum Party||R. Batchelor||1,552||2.9|
Notes and references
- "Electorate Figures – Boundary Commission for England". 2011 Electorate Figures. Boundary Commission for England. 4 March 2011. Retrieved 13 March 2011.
- 2010 post-revision map non-metropolitan areas and unitary authorities of England
- 2011 census interactive maps
- Unemployment Claimants The Guardian
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "M" (part 2)[self-published source][better source needed]
- Statement of Candidates (PDF)
- "UK > England > North East > Middlesbrough South & Cleveland East". Election 2010. BBC. 7 May 2010. Retrieved 11 May 2010.