List of Parliamentary constituencies in Cleveland
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.
|Constituency[nb 1]||Electorate||Majority[nb 2]||Member of Parliament||Nearest opposition||Electoral wards||Map|
|Hartlepool BC||69,516||2,024||Iain Wright‡||Phillip Broughton||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||12,477||Andy McDonald‡||Nigel Baker||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||2,268||Tom Blenkinsop‡||Will Goodhand†||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||10,388||Anna Turley‡||Josh Mason¤||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||8,367||Alex Cunningham‡||Christopher Daniels†||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||5,046||James Wharton†||Louise Baldock‡||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.|
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|
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;
Labour 99,665 (39.9%), Conservative 69,116 (27.7%), Liberal Democrat 53,432 (21.4%), UK Independence Party 10,701 (4.3%), British National Party 10,284 (4.1%), Independents 4,900 (2.0%), English Democrats 1,129 (0.5%), Christian Party 302 (0.1%), Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition 127 (0.1%). Total votes: 249,656
Historical representation by party
|Langbaurgh / Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland (1997)||Holt||Kumar||Bates||Kumar||Blenkinsop|
- BC denotes borough constituency, CC denotes county constituency.
- The majority is the number of votes the winning candidate receives more than their nearest rival.
- "The Parliamentary Constituencies (England) Order 2007, page 4". Office of Public Sector Information. Crown copyright. 13 June 2007. Retrieved 7 November 2009.
- Boundary Commission for England pp. 1004–1007