Houghton and Washington East (UK Parliament constituency)
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|Houghton and Washington East|
|Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
Boundary of Houghton and Washington East 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||Houghton & Sunderland South, Washington & Sunderland West|
|Created from||Chester-le-Street and Houghton-le-Spring|
Houghton and Washington East was, from 1997 until 2010, a 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. A seat with similar boundaries, Houghton and Washington, existed from 1983 until 1997.
1983-1997: The Metropolitan Borough of Sunderland wards of Eppleton, Hetton, Houghton, Shiney Row, Washington East, Washington North, Washington South, and Washington West.
1997-2010: The City of Sunderland wards of Eppleton, Hetton, Houghton, Ryhope, Shiney Row, Washington East, and Washington North.
Houghton and Washington East contained much of the City of Sunderland. The seat included the eastern half of the new town of Washington, and the older communities of Houghton-le-Spring, Hetton-le-Hole, Penshaw, Shiney Row, Ryhope, and Herrington.
Following their review of parliamentary representation in Tyne and Wear, the Boundary Commission for England reduced the number of seats in the county from 13 to 12, taking effect at the 2010 general election. In particular, the constituencies in the City of Sunderland were reorganised: Washington is covered by the Washington and Sunderland West constituency, while the Houghton-le-Spring area lies within the Houghton and Sunderland South constituency.
Members of Parliament
|1983||Constituency created as Houghton and Washington|
|1997||Constituency renamed Houghton and Washington East|
|2010||Constituency abolished: see Houghton and Sunderland South
and Washington and Sunderland West
Elections in the 2000s
|Liberal Democrat||Mark Greenfield||6,245||18.0||+5.5|
|Liberal Democrat||Richard Ormerod||4,203||12.5||+4.8|
Elections in the 1990s
|Liberal Democrat||Keith Miller||3,209||7.67|
|Liberal Democrat||O Dumpleton||7,346||13.12|
Elections in the 1980s
|Social Democratic||RF Kenyon||10,090||18.18|
|Social Democratic||RF Kenyon||12,347||24.39|
|Labour win (new seat)|
Notes and references
- "'Houghton and Washington', June 1983 up to May 1997". ElectionWeb Project. Cognitive Computing Limited. Retrieved 11 March 2016.
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "H" (part 4)[self-published source][better source needed]