North Durham (UK Parliament constituency)
|for the House of Commons|
Boundary of North Durham in Durham.
Location of Durham within England.
|Electorate||68,959 (December 2010)|
|Major settlements||Chester-le-Street, Stanley and Sacriston|
|Member of Parliament||Kevan Jones (Labour)|
|Number of members||One|
|Number of members||Two|
|Type of constituency||County constituency|
|European Parliament constituency||North East England|
A single-seat constituency of this name has existed since the 1983 general election. An earlier two-seat constituency of the same name was created by the Great Reform Act for the 1832 general election, when the former Durham constituency was split into two northern and southern divisions. Elections were held using the bloc vote system.
The constituency spans the north of County Durham in North East England. It includes the whole of the former Chester-le-Street district and the eastern part of the former Derwentside district. The main population centres (large settlements) are Chester-le-Street, Stanley and Sacriston. The constituency includes the North of England Open Air Museum at Beamish.
Parliament accepted the Boundary Commission's Fifth Periodic Review of Westminster constituencies which slightly altered this constituency for the 2010 general election since which it has electoral wards:
- Bournemoor; Chester: Central, East, North, South; Edmondsley and Waldridge; Grange Villa and West Pelton; Kimblesworth and Plawsworth; Lumley; North Lodge; Pelton; Pelton Fell; Sacriston; and Urpeth[n 3]
- Annfield Plain, Catchgate, Craghead and South Stanley, Havannah, South Moor, Stanley Hall and Tanfield from the former district of Derwentside
Members of Parliament
MPs since 1983
Elections in the 2010s
|General Election 2010: North Durham|
|Liberal Democrat||Ian Lindley||8,617||21.0||+1.9|
Elections in the 2000s
|General Election 2005: North Durham|
|Liberal Democrat||Philip Latham||7,151||19.2||+5.2|
|General Election 2001: North Durham|
|Conservative||Matthew R. Palmer||7,237||18.8||+4.3|
|Liberal Democrat||Miss Carole A. Field||5,411||14.0||+3.0|
Elections in the 1990s
|General Election 1997: Durham North|
|Conservative||Mark T. Hardy||6,843||14.5|
|Liberal Democrat||Brian D. Moore||5,225||11.1|
|Referendum Party||Ian A.C. Parkin||1,958||4.2|
|General Election 1992: Durham North|
|Conservative||Mrs Elizabeth A. Sibley||13,930||24.8||+3.7|
|Liberal Democrat||Philip J. Appleby||8,572||15.3||−7.3|
Elections in the 1980s
|General Election 1987: Durham North|
|Social Democrat||Dr. D. Jeary||12,365||22.6||−2.4|
|General Election 1983: Durham North|
|Labour win (new seat)|
Notes and references
- "Electorate Figures - Boundary Commission for England". 2011 Electorate Figures. Boundary Commission for England. 4 March 2011. Retrieved 13 March 2011.
- Open Street Map
- 2010 post-revision map non-metropolitan areas and unitary authorities of England
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "D" (part 4)[self-published source][better source needed]
- "BBC NEWS – Election 2010 – Durham North". BBC News.
- "Politics Resources". Election 1992. Politics Resources. 9 April 1992. Retrieved 2010-12-06.