Tyneside (UK Parliament constituency)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Tyneside
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
County Northumberland (now Tyne and Wear)
18851918
Number of members One
Replaced by Wallsend
Created from South Northumberland

Tyneside was a parliamentary constituency in the Tyneside area of north-east England, which returned one Member of Parliament (MP) to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, elected by the first-past-the-post voting system.

The constituency was created by the Redistribution of Seats Act 1885 for the 1885 general election, and abolished for the 1918 general election.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Joseph Pease
J. M. Robertson
Election Member Party Notes
1885 Albert Henry George Grey Liberal Elected as a Liberal, but joined the Liberal Unionists when the party split in 1886
1886 Wentworth Blackett Beaumont Liberal
1892 Joseph Albert Pease Liberal One of the Pease family of Darlington
1900 Hugh Crawford Smith Liberal Unionist
1906 J. M. Robertson Liberal Journalist, advocate of rationalism and secularism
1918 constituency abolished

References[edit]