Newcastle upon Tyne East and Wallsend (UK Parliament constituency)

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Coordinates: 54°58′30″N 1°32′53″W / 54.975°N 1.548°W / 54.975; -1.548

Newcastle upon Tyne East and Wallsend
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
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Boundary of Newcastle upon Tyne East and Wallsend in Tyne and Wear for the 2005 general election.
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Location of Tyne and Wear within England.
County Tyne and Wear
19972010
Number of members One
Replaced by Newcastle upon Tyne East, North Tyneside
Created from Newcastle upon Tyne East, Wallsend

Newcastle upon Tyne East and Wallsend was, from 1997 until 2010, a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It elected one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election.

History[edit]

The constituency was created in 1997 by the merger of the former seats of Newcastle upon Tyne East and Wallsend. It was represented throughout its existence by Nick Brown of the Labour Party, who served as Government Chief Whip from 1997 to 1998 and again from 2008 to 2010.

Boundaries[edit]

As would be inferred from the name, the constituency consisted of the eastern parts of the City of Newcastle upon Tyne plus Wallsend and the surrounding area. The ward breakdown was as follows:

Following their review of parliamentary representation in Tyne and Wear, reducing the number of seats in the county from 13 to 12, the Boundary Commission for England have revived the constituency of Newcastle upon Tyne East. The Wallsend area has been transferred to the adjacent North Tyneside constituency.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[1] Party
1997 Nick Brown Labour
2010 Constituency abolished: see Newcastle upon Tyne East and North Tyneside

Elections[edit]

General Election 2005: Newcastle upon Tyne East and Wallsend
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Nick Brown 17,462 55.1 -8.0
Liberal Democrat David Ord 9,897 31.2 +11.6
Conservative Norma Dias 3,532 11.1 -0.7
Socialist Alternative William Hopwood 582 1.8 +1.8
Communist Martin Levy 205 0.6 +0.2
Majority 7,565 23.9
Turnout 31,678 50.5 -2.7
Labour hold Swing -9.8
General Election 2001: Newcastle upon Tyne East and Wallsend
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Nick Brown 20,642 63.1 -8.1
Liberal Democrat David Ord 6,419 19.6 +9.0
Conservative Tim Troman 3,873 11.8 -2.1
Green Andrew Gray 651 2.0 N/A
Independent Harash Narang 563 1.7 N/A
Socialist Labour Blanch Carpenter 420 1.3 -0.3
Communist Martin Levy 126 0.4 N/A
Majority 14,223 43.5
Turnout 32,694 53.2 -12.6
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1997: Newcastle upon Tyne East and Wallsend
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Nick Brown 29,607 71.19
Conservative Jeremy Middleton 5,796 13.94
Liberal Democrat G Morgan 4,415 10.62
Referendum Party P Cossins 966 2.32
Socialist Labour Blanch Carpenter 642 1.54
Communist Martin Levy 163 0.39
Majority 23,811 57.25
Turnout 65.73
Labour hold Swing

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