Gateshead East and Washington West (UK Parliament constituency)

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Coordinates: 54°56′13″N 1°33′18″W / 54.937°N 1.555°W / 54.937; -1.555

Gateshead East and Washington West
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Gateshead East and Washington West in Tyne and Wear for the 2005 general election.
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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[edit]

Election Member [1] Party
1997 Joyce Quin Labour
2005 Sharon Hodgson Labour
2010 Constituency abolished: see Gateshead, Jarrow
and Washington and Sunderland West

Elections of the 2000s[edit]

General Election 2005: Gateshead East and Washington West
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Sharon Hodgson 20,997 60.6 −7.5
Liberal Democrat Frank Hindle 7,590 21.9 +7.0
Conservative Lee Martin 4,812 13.9 −0.9
UKIP Jim Batty 1,269 3.7 +1.5
Majority 13,407 38.7
Turnout 34,668 56.4 +3.9
Labour hold Swing −7.3
General Election 2001: Gateshead East and Washington West
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Joyce Quin 22,903 68.1 −3.9
Liberal Democrat Ron Walter Alexander Leslie Beadle 4,999 14.9 +4.1
Conservative Miss Elizabeth Jennifer Campbell 4,970 14.8 +0.6
UKIP Martin Paul Rouse 743 2.2 N/A
Majority 17,904 53.2
Turnout 33,615 52.5 −14.7
Labour hold Swing

Elections of the 1990s[edit]

General Election 1997: Gateshead East and Washington West
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Joyce Quin 31,047 72.1 N/A
Conservative Miss Jacqui M. Burns 6,097 14.2 N/A
Liberal Democrat Alan D. Ord 4,622 10.7 N/A
Referendum Michael Daley 1,315 3.1 N/A
Majority 24,950 57.9 N/A
Turnout 43,081 67.2 N/A
Labour win (new seat)

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