Newcastle upon Tyne North (UK Parliament constituency)

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Newcastle upon Tyne North
Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Newcastle upon Tyne North in Tyne and Wear.
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Location of Tyne and Wear within England.
County Tyne and Wear
Electorate 67,401 (December 2010)[1]
Current constituency
Created 1918
Member of Parliament Catherine McKinnell (Labour)
Number of members One
Overlaps
European Parliament constituency North East England

Newcastle upon Tyne North is a constituency[n 1] represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 2010 by Catherine McKinnell of the Labour Party.[n 2]

Boundaries[edit]

Following the review by the Boundary Commission for England, taking effect at the 2010 general election, the Newcastle upon Tyne North constituency is formed from the electoral wards of:

  • Castle, Denton, East Gosforth, Fawdon, Lemington, Newburn, Parklands, Westerhope and Woolsington in the City of Newcastle.[2]

The Boundary Commission had originally proposed that the West Gosforth ward should be included so that all of Gosforth should be in the same constituency,[3] but an overturning took place post-consultation[4] (contained in the revised propoals) duly accepted by Parliament.

History[edit]

From its creation in 1918, the seat was safely Conservative — including six years of complex representation in terms of the modern parties by Gwilym Lloyd George, who was Home Secretary for almost three years until 1957 in a Conservative government. This continued until the 1983 general election, when boundary changes resulted in the Newcastle North of 1983 being composed entirely of wards that did not form part of the pre-1983 Newcastle North (the majority of the old Newcastle North moving to Newcastle Central, which the Conservatives won in 1983). Under these new boundaries the seat was notionally a safe Labour seat. Despite Labour's heavy landslide defeat in 1983, Labour held the new Newcastle North and have done ever since, with the Liberal Democrats since 2005 the greatest challengers.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[5] Party
1918 Nicholas Grattan-Doyle Conservative
1940 by-election Sir Cuthbert Headlam Independent Conservative
1940 Conservative
1951 Gwilym Lloyd George National Liberal
1957 by-election Sir William Elliott Conservative
1983 Robert Brown Labour
1987 Doug Henderson Labour
2010 Catherine McKinnell Labour

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

General Election 2010: Newcastle upon Tyne North[6][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Catherine McKinnell 17,950 40.8 −9.0
Liberal Democrat Ronald W.A.L. Beadle 14,536 33.1 +0.1
Conservative Stephen Parkinson 7,966 18.1 +3.4
BNP Terry Gibson 1,890 4.3 +4.3
UKIP Ian Proud 1,285 2.9 +2.9
Green Anna Heyman 319 0.7 +0.7
Majority 3,414 7.8
Turnout 43,946 65.5 +3.8
Labour hold Swing −4.5

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

General Election 2005: Newcastle upon Tyne North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Doug Henderson 19,224 50.0 −10.1
Liberal Democrat Ronald W.A.L. Beadle 12,201 31.7 +12.3
Conservative Neil Hudson 6,022 15.7 −4.7
National Front Roland Wood 997 2.6 +2.6
Majority 7,023 18.3
Turnout 38,444 67.6 +10.1
Labour hold Swing −11.2
General Election 2001: Newcastle upon Tyne North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Doug Henderson 21,874 60.1 −2.0
Conservative Philip R. Smith 7,424 20.4 +1.0
Liberal Democrat Graham A. Soult 7,070 19.4 +4.9
Majority 14,450 39.7
Turnout 36,368 57.5 −11.6
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

General Election 1997: Newcastle upon Tyne North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Doug Henderson 28,125 62.2 +12.8
Conservative Gregory B. White 8,793 19.4 −12.4
Liberal Democrat Peter J. Allen 6,578 14.5 −4.2
Referendum Party Mrs. Doreen Chipchase 1,733 3.8
Majority 19,332 42.7
Turnout 45,229 69.2
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1992: Newcastle upon Tyne North[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Doug Henderson 25,121 49.4 +6.7
Conservative Ian Gordon 16,175 31.8 -0.9
Liberal Democrat Peter J. Maughan 9,542 18.8 −13.9
Majority 8,946 17.6 +7.6
Turnout 50,838 76.8 +0.5
Labour hold Swing −0.3

Elections in the 1980s[edit]

General Election 1987: Newcastle upon Tyne North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Doug Henderson 22,424 42.7 +5.1
Liberal John Shipley 17,181 32.7 +2.8
Conservative John Tweddle 12,915 24.6 −7.9
Majority 5,243 10.0
Turnout 52,520 75.9
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1983: Newcastle upon Tyne North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Robert Brown 18,985 37.6 −10.8
Conservative Philip Straw 16,429 32.5 −5.1
Liberal John Shipley 15,136 29.9 +16.2
Majority 2,556 5.1
Turnout 50,550 72.8
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1970s[edit]

General Election 1979: Newcastle upon Tyne North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Sir William Elliott 12,721 47.6
Labour S. Ward 11,010 41.2
Liberal C. Marlowe 2,983 11.2
Majority 1,711 6.4
Turnout 26,714 68.0
Conservative hold Swing
General Election October 1974: Newcastle upon Tyne North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Sir William Elliott 11,217 42.9
Labour A.L. Banks 10,748 41.1
Liberal David Herd 4,189 16.0
Majority 469 1.8
Turnout 26,154 65.0
Conservative hold Swing
General Election February 1974: Newcastle upon Tyne North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Sir William Elliott 12,793 43.6
Labour R.G. Eccles 9,813 33.4
Liberal Chris Foote Wood 6,772 23.1
Majority 2,980 10.1
Turnout 29,378 73.4
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1970: Newcastle upon Tyne North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Sir William Elliott 15,978 56.1
Labour R.G. Eccles 12,518 43.9
Majority 3,460 12.1
Turnout 28,496 67.7
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1960s[edit]

General Election 1966: Newcastle upon Tyne North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Sir William Elliott 15,243 49.7
Labour F.R. Griffin 12,550 40.9
Liberal A. Share 2,902 9.5
Majority 2,693 8.8
Turnout 30,695 75.1
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1964: Newcastle upon Tyne North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Sir William Elliott 19,502 60.9
Labour S. Lee 12,515 39.1
Majority 6,987 21.8
Turnout 32,017 75.6
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1950s[edit]

General Election 1959: Newcastle upon Tyne North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Sir William Elliott 24,588 64.9
Labour M.F.L. Pritchard 13,316 35.1
Majority 11,272 29.7
Turnout 37,904 79.1
Conservative hold Swing
By-election 1957: Newcastle-upon-Tyne North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Sir William Elliott 19,107 60.35 +3.5
Labour T. McDonald 12,555 39.65 +3.5
Majority 6,462
Turnout
Conservative gain from Liberal National Swing
General Election 1955: Newcastle-upon-Tyne North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal National Gwilym Lloyd George 25,236 63.8
Labour B Chisholm 14,303 36.2
Majority 10,933 27.7 -
Turnout 39,539
Liberal National hold Swing
General Election 1951: Newcastle-upon-Tyne North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal National Gwilym Lloyd George 23,930 51.1
Labour I.E. Geffen 17,005 36.3
Independent Conservative C. Gray 5,904 12.1
Majority 6,925 14.8
Turnout 46,839
Liberal National gain from Conservative Swing
General Election 1950: Newcastle-upon-Tyne North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Sir Cuthbert Headlam, Bt 25,325 53.9
Labour W.H. Shackleton 16,860 35.9
Liberal Aubrey Herbert 4,839 10.3
Majority 8,465 18.0
Turnout 47,024 83.7
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1940s[edit]

General Election 1945: Newcastle-upon-Tyne North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Sir Cuthbert Headlam 17,381 50.6
Labour W Henry Shackleton 10,228 29.8
Liberal William McKeag 5,812 16.9
Common Wealth Henry Arthur Charles Ridsdale 904 2.6
Majority 7,153 20.8
Turnout 34,325 73.2
Conservative hold Swing
Newcastle upon Tyne North by-election, 7th June 1940
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Conservative Sir Cuthbert Headlam, Bt 7,380 71.2 N/A
Conservative Howard Grattan-Doyle 2,982 28.8 −48.2
Majority 4,398 42.4
Turnout 10,362 22.0 −48.3
Independent Conservative gain from Conservative Swing

Elections in the 1930s[edit]

General Election 1935: Newcastle-upon-Tyne North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Nicholas Grattan-Doyle 25,683 77.0
Labour E. Gilbert 7,693 23.1
Majority 17,990 53.9
Turnout 33,376 70.3
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1931: Newcastle-upon-Tyne North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Nicholas Grattan-Doyle 30,245 83.93
Labour R.J. Thomson 5,791 16.07
Majority 24,454 67.86
Turnout 76.83
Conservative hold Swing

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

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

Sources[edit]

  • Craig, F. W. S. (1983) [1969]. British parliamentary election results 1918-1949 (3rd edition ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. ISBN 0-900178-06-X. 

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