List of Parliamentary constituencies in Northumberland

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The county of Northumberland is divided into 4 Parliamentary constituencies – 1 Borough constituencies and 3 County constituencies.


  † Conservative

  ‡ Labour

  ¤ Liberal Democrat

Constituency[nb 1] Electorate Majority[nb 2] Member of Parliament Nearest opposition Electoral wards[1][2] Map
Berwick-upon-Tweed CC 58,807 11,781   Anne-Marie Trevelyan   Scott Dickinson‡ Alnwick District Council: Alnmouth and Lesbury, Alnwick Castle, Alnwick Clayport, Alnwick Hotspur, Amble Central, Amble East, Amble West, Embleton, Harbottle and Elsdon, Hedgeley, Longframlington, Longhoughton with Craster and Rennington, Rothbury and South Rural, Shilbottle, Warkworth, Whittingham. Berwick-upon-Tweed Borough Council: Bamburgh, Beadnell, Belford, Cheviot, Edward, Elizabeth, Flodden, Ford, Islandshire, Lowick, Norhamshire, North Sunderland, Prior, Seton, Shielfield, Spittal, Wooler. Castle Morpeth Borough Council: Chevington, Ellington, Hartburn, Longhorsley, Lynemouth, Ulgham.
Blyth Valley BC 63,415 7,915   Ronnie Campbell   Ian Levy† Northumberland County Council: Cowpen, Cramlington East, Cramlington Eastfield with East Hartford, Cramlington North, Cramlington Parkside, Cramlington South East, Cramlington Village, Cramlington West, Croft, Hartley, Holywell, Isabella, Kitty Brewster, Newsham and New Delaval, Plessey, Seaton Delaval, Seghill, South Beach, South Newsham, Wensleydale.
Hexham CC 61,053 9,236   Guy Opperman Stephen Powers‡ Castle Morpeth Borough Council: Heddon-on-the-Wall, Ponteland East, Ponteland North, Ponteland South, Ponteland West, Stamfordham, Stannington. Northumberland County Council: Acomb, Allendale, Bellingham, Broomhaugh and Riding, Chollerton with Whittington, Corbridge, East Tynedale, Hadrian, Haltwhistle, Haydon, Hexham Gilesgate, Hexham Hencotes,

Hexham Leazes, Hexham Priestpopple, Humshaugh and Wall, Ovingham, Prudhoe Castle, Prudhoe North, Prudhoe South, Prudhoe West, Redesdale, Sandhoe with Dilston, Slaley and Hexhamshire, South Tynedale, Stocksfield with Mickley, Upper North Tyne, Wanney, Warden and Newbrough, Wark, West Tynedale, Wylam.

Wansbeck CC 62,151 10,435   Ian Lavery Chris Galley† Castle Morpeth Borough Council: Hebron, Hepscott and Mitford, Morpeth Central, Morpeth Kirkhill, Morpeth North, Morpeth South, Morpeth Stobhill, Pegswood. Northumberland County Council: Bedlington Central, Bedlington East, Bedlington West, Bothal, Ashington, Central, Choppington, College, Guide Post, Haydon, Hirst, Newbiggin East, Newbiggin West, Park, Seaton, Sleekburn, Stakeford.

Boundary changes in 2010[edit]

Name Pre-2010 Boundaries Post-2010 Boundaries
  1. Berwick-upon-Tweed CC
  2. Blyth Valley BC
  3. Hexham CC
  4. Wansbeck CC
Parliamentary constituencies in Northumberland
Proposed Revision

Changes proposed for 2022[edit]

As part of the Sixth Periodic Review of Westminster constituencies the Boundary Commission for England published in 2016 proposed parliamentary constituencies covering the entire North East of England. The Final Recommendations are:[3]


Historical representation by party[edit]

A cell marked → (with a different colour background to the preceding cell) indicates that the previous MP continued to sit under a new party name.

1885 to 1918[edit]

  Conservative   Labour   Liberal   Liberal-Labour   Liberal Unionist

Constituency 1885 1886 1892 93 1895 1900 1906 07 08 Jan 1910 Dec 1910 16 18
Berwick-upon-Tweed E. Grey Blake
Hexham MacInnes Clayton MacInnes Beaumont Holt
Morpeth Burt
Newcastle upon Tyne (two MPs) Morley Cruddas Plummer Hudson
Cowen J. Craig Hamond Renwick Cairns Renwick Shortt
Tynemouth Donkin Harris H. Craig
Tyneside A. Grey Beaumont Pease Smith Robertson
Wansbeck Fenwick Mason

1918 to 1950[edit]

  Coalition Liberal (1918-22) / National Liberal (1922-23)   Coalition National Democratic & Labour   Conservative   Independent Conservative   Labour   Liberal   National Liberal (1931-68)   Speaker

Constituency 1918 19 1922 23 1923 1924 26 29 1929 31 1931 1935 40 40 41 43 44 1945
Berwick-upon-Tweed Blake Philipson1 Todd Seely Grey Beveridge Thorp
Hexham Brown Finney Brown
Morpeth Cairns Smillie Edwards Nicholson Taylor
Newcastle upon Tyne Central Renwick Trevelyan Denville Wilkes
Newcastle upon Tyne East Barnes Bell Henderson Aske Connolly Aske Blenkinsop
Newcastle upon Tyne North Grattan-Doyle Headlam
Newcastle upon Tyne West Shortt Adams Ramage Palin Leech Nunn Popplewell
Tynemouth Percy Russell Colman
Wallsend Simm Hastings Bondfield Ward McKay
Wansbeck Mason Warne Shield Cruddas Scott Robens

1 original 1922 victor Hilton Philipson (National Liberal) declared void due to electoral fraud. Mabel Philipson won the subsequent by-election for the Conservatives.

1950 to 1983[edit]

  Conservative   Independent Labour   Labour   Liberal   National Liberal (1931-68)   Social Democratic   Speaker

Constituency 1950 1951 54 1955 57 1959 60 1964 1966 1970 73 Feb 1974 Oct 1974 76 1979 81
Berwick-upon-Tweed Thorp Lambton Beith
Blyth Robens Milne Ryman
Hexham Brown Speir Rippon
Morpeth Taylor Owen Grant
Newcastle upon Tyne Central Wilkes Short Cowans
Newcastle upon Tyne East Blenkinsop Montgomery Rhodes Thomas
Newcastle upon Tyne North Headlam Lloyd George Elliott
Newcastle upon Tyne West Popplewell Brown
Tynemouth Ward Trotter
Wallsend McKay Garrett

1983 to present[edit]

  Conservative   Labour   Liberal   Liberal Democrats

Constituency 1983 1987 88 1992 1997 2001 2005 2010 2015 2017
Berwick-upon-Tweed Beith Trevelyan
Hexham Rippon Amos Atkinson Opperman
Blyth Valley Ryman Campbell
Wansbeck Thompson Murphy Lavery

See also[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.


  1. ^ "The Parliamentary Constituencies (England) Order 2007, page 4". Office of Public Sector Information. Crown copyright. 13 June 2007. Retrieved 7 November 2009.
  2. ^ Boundary Commission for England pp. 1004–1007
  3. ^ "Boundary Commission for England - Final Recommendations Volume 1" (PDF). Boundary Commission for England. Retrieved 16 September 2018.