Gateshead East (UK Parliament constituency)

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Gateshead East
Former constituency
for the House of Commons
County County Durham until 1974, then Tyne and Wear
19501997
Number of members One
Replaced by Gateshead East & Washington West, Tyne Bridge and Jarrow
Created from Gateshead

Gateshead East was a parliamentary 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 for the 1950 general election, and abolished for the 1997 general election. It returned Labour MPs for the entire period of its existence.

Boundaries[edit]

1950-1955: The County Borough of Gateshead wards of East, East Central, North East, South, and South Central.

1955-1983: The County Borough of Gateshead Wards of East, South, and South Central, and the Urban District of Felling.

1983-1997: The Borough of Gateshead wards of Chowdene, Deckham, Felling, High Fell, Leam, Low Fell, Pelaw and Heworth, Saltwell, and Wrekendyke.

Gateshead East, as could be inferred from the name, formed the eastern part of the Borough of Gateshead in Tyne and Wear. In 1997, it was largely replaced by the new constituency of Gateshead East and Washington West, with smaller areas going to Tyne Bridge and Jarrow.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[1] Party
1950 Arthur Moody Labour
1964 Bernard Conlan Labour
1987 Joyce Quin Labour
1997 constituency abolished: see Gateshead East & Washington West,
Tyne Bridge and Jarrow

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 1950s[edit]

General Election 1950: Gateshead East[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Arthur Moody 15,249 45.14
Conservative and National Liberal Douglas Clift 13,530 40.05
Ind. Labour Party Konni Zilliacus 5,001 14.80
Majority 1,719 5.09
Turnout 85.81
Labour win (new seat)
General Election 1951: Gateshead East[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Arthur Moody 19,525 57.65
National Liberal and Conservative Douglas Clift 14,344 42.35
Majority 5,181 15.30
Turnout 85.67
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1955: Gateshead East[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Arthur Moody 21,653 56.45
Conservative George Glover 16,706 43.55
Majority 4,947 12.90
Turnout 78.78
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1959: Gateshead East[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Arthur Moody 25,319 58.92
Conservative George Glover 17,654 41.08
Majority 7,665 17.84
Turnout 81.60
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1960s[edit]

General Election 1964: Gateshead East[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Bernard Conlan 26,633 64.51
Conservative Olive Sinclair 14,654 35.49
Majority 11,979 29.01
Turnout 79.85
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1966: Gateshead East[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Bernard Conlan 27,628 69.57
Conservative James HE Mendl 12,084 30.43
Majority 15,544 39.14
Turnout 75.73
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1970s[edit]

General Election 1970: Gateshead East[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Bernard Conlan 28,524 64.81
Conservative Peter R Wood 15,489 35.19
Majority 13,035 29.62
Turnout 70.73
Labour hold Swing
General Election February 1974: Gateshead East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Bernard Conlan 27,269 55.16
Conservative Richard Ryder 11,970 24.21
Liberal Kenneth Aubrey Buckingham 10,196 20.63
Majority 15,299 30.95
Turnout 78.62
Labour hold Swing
General Election October 1974: Gateshead East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Bernard Conlan 27,620 61.87
Conservative Richard Ryder 10,021 22.45
Liberal Kenneth Aubrey Buckingham 6,998 15.68
Majority 17,599 39.43
Turnout 44,639 70.30
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1979: Gateshead East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Bernard Conlan 28,776 61.15
Conservative FW Rogers 14,078 29.92
Liberal C Batey 4,201 8.93
Majority 14,698 31.24
Turnout 47,055 75.32
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1980s[edit]

General Election 1983: Gateshead East[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Bernard Conlan 22,981 48.32
Conservative FW Rogers 12,659 26.62
Social Democratic P Nunn 11,920 25.06
Majority 10,322 21.70
Turnout 69.57
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1987: Gateshead East[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Joyce Quin 28,895 59.22
Conservative Francis Rogers 11,667 23.91
Social Democratic Noel Rippeth 8,231 16.87
Majority 17,228 35.31
Turnout 71.80
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

General Election 1992: Gateshead East[11][12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Joyce Quin 30,100 63.5 +4.3
Conservative Martin Callanan 11,570 24.4 +0.5
Liberal Democrat Ron W.A.L. Beadle 5,720 12.1 −4.8
Majority 18,530 39.1 +3.8
Turnout 47,390 73.6 +1.8
Labour hold Swing

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "G" (part 1)
  2. ^ The Times' Guide to the House of Commons. 1950. 
  3. ^ The Times' Guide to the House of Commons. 1951. 
  4. ^ The Times' Guide to the House of Commons. 1955. 
  5. ^ [1]
  6. ^ The Times' Guide to the House of Commons. 1964. 
  7. ^ The Times' Guide to the House of Commons. 1966. 
  8. ^ The Times' Guide to the House of Commons. 1970. 
  9. ^ "Election Data 1983". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 28 June 2017. 
  10. ^ "Election Data 1987". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 28 June 2017. 
  11. ^ "Election Data 1992". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 28 June 2017. 
  12. ^ "Politics Resources". Election 1992. Politics Resources. 9 April 1992. Retrieved 2010-12-06.