Gateshead East and Washington West (UK Parliament constituency)
|Gateshead East and Washington West|
|Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
Boundary of Gateshead East and Washington West in Tyne and Wear for the 2005 general election.
Location of Tyne and Wear within England.
|County||Tyne and Wear|
|Number of members||One|
|Replaced by||Gateshead, Jarrow, Washington and Sunderland West|
Gateshead East and Washington West was a parliamentary constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It elected a Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post electoral system.
The constituency was created in 1997 from Gateshead East and Houghton and Washington, and was replaced in 2010 by new constituencies of Gateshead and Washington and Sunderland West, while two wards were transferred to the Jarrow seat.
The Metropolitan Borough of Gateshead wards of Chowdene, Felling, High Fell, Leam, Low Fell, and Pelaw and Heworth, and the City of Sunderland wards of Washington South and Washington West.
Members of Parliament
|2010||Constituency abolished: see Gateshead, Jarrow
and Washington and Sunderland West
Elections of the 2000s
|Liberal Democrat||Frank Hindle||7,590||21.9||+7.0|
|Liberal Democrat||Ron Beadle||4,999||14.9||+4.1|
Elections of the 1990s
|Conservative||Jacqui M. Burns||6,097||14.2||N/A|
|Liberal Democrat||Alan D. Ord||4,622||10.7||N/A|
|Labour win (new seat)|
Notes and references
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "G" (part 1)
- "Election Data 2005". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
- "Election Data 2001". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
- "Election Data 1997". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
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