List of Parliamentary constituencies in Cleveland

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Cleveland, England no longer exists as a county council, nor is it a ceremonial county, but the name Cleveland continues to be used unofficially as a term to describe the area covered by the former county of the same name[by whom?]. The constituency boundaries used up to the United Kingdom general election, 2005 were drawn up when it was a county. The area is divided into 6 Parliamentary constituencies – 5 Borough constituencies and 1 County constituency.

Constituencies[edit]

  † Conservative   ‡ Labour   ¤ Liberal Democrat   UKIP


Constituency[nb 1] Electorate Majority[nb 2] Member of Parliament Nearest opposition Electoral wards[1][2] Map
Hartlepool BC 69,516 7,650   Mike Hill   Carl Jackson† Hartlepool Borough Council: Brus, Burn Valley, Dyke House, Elwick, Fens, Foggy Furze, Grange, Greatham, Hart, Owton, Park, Rift House, Rossmere, St Hilda, Seaton, Stranton, Throston.
Middlesbrough BC 61,873 13,873   Andy McDonald   Jacob Young† Middlesbrough Borough Council: Acklam, Ayresome, Beckfield, Beechwood, Brookfield, Clairville, Gresham, Kader, Linthorpe, Middlehaven, North Ormesby and Brambles Farm, Pallister, Park, Thorntree, University.
Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland CC 71,154 1,020   Simon Clarke   Tracy Harvey‡ Middlesbrough Borough Council: Coulby Newham, Hemlington, Ladgate, Marton, Marton West, Nunthorpe, Park End, Stainton and Thornton. Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council: Brotton, Guisborough, Hutton, Lockwood, Loftus, Saltburn, Skelton, Westworth.
Redcar BC 64,826 9,485   Anna Turley   Peter Gibson† Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council: Coatham, Dormanstown, Eston, Grangetown, Kirkleatham, Longbeck, Newcomen, Normanby, Ormesby, St Germain’s, South Bank, Teesville, West Dyke, Zetland.
Stockton North BC 66,126 8,715   Alex Cunningham‡   Mark Fletcher† Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council: Billingham Central, Billingham East, Billingham North, Billingham South, Billingham West, Hardwick, Newtown, Northern Parishes, Norton North, Norton South, Norton West, Roseworth, Stockton Town Centre, Western Parishes.
Stockton South BC 75,109 888   Paul Williams   James Wharton Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council: Bishopsgarth and Elm Tree, Eaglescliffe, Fairfield, Grangefield, Hartburn, Ingleby Barwick East, Ingleby Barwick West, Mandale and Victoria, Parkfield and Oxbridge, Stainsby Hill, Village, Yarm.

Boundary changes[edit]

The Boundary Commission for England proposed retaining these 6 constituencies, with changes to realign constituency boundaries with the boundaries of current local government wards, and to reduce the electoral disparity between constituencies. These changes were implemented at the United Kingdom general election, 2010.

Name Pre-2010 Boundaries Post-2010 Boundaries
  1. Hartlepool BC
  2. Middlesbrough BC
  3. Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland CC
  4. Redcar BC
  5. Stockton North BC
  6. Stockton South BC
Parliamentary constituencies in Cleveland
Proposed Parliamentary constituencies in Cleveland

Results[edit]

2005 2010 2015 2017
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The total number of votes cast for political parties and independent candidates who fielded candidates in the 2010 general elections within Cleveland was as follows;

Party Votes Votes% Seats
Labour 99,665 39.9 4
Conservative 69,116 27.7 1
Liberal Democrats 53,432 21.4 1
UKIP 10,701 4.3
BNP 10,284 4.1
Independents 4,900 2.0
English Democrats 1,129 0.5
Christian Party 302 0.1
Trade Union and Socialist Coalition 127 0.1
Total 249,656 100.0 6

Historical representation by party[edit]

  Conservative   Labour   Liberal Democrats   Social Democratic

Constituency 1983 1987 91 1992 1997 2001 04 2005 2010 12 2015 2017
Hartlepool Leadbitter Mandelson Wright Hill
Middlesbrough Bell McDonald
Langbaurgh
/ Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland (1997)
Holt Kumar Bates Kumar Blenkinsop Clarke
Redcar Tinn Mowlam Baird Swales Turley
Stockton North Cook Cunningham
Stockton South Wrigglesworth Devlin Taylor Wharton Williams

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ BC denotes borough constituency, CC denotes county constituency.
  2. ^ The majority is the number of votes the winning candidate receives more than their nearest rival.

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