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 56,969 4,914   Anne-Marie Trevelyan Julie Pörksen¤ 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 61,247 9,229   Ronnie Campbell Barry Elliott 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 59,708 12,031   Guy Opperman Liam Carr 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 60,705 10,881   Ian Lavery Chris Walley 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, 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 in 2016[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 incorporating Tyne and Wear and Northumberland.


2005 2010 2015
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Historical representation by party[edit]

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

1918 to 1950[edit]

Constituency 1918 19 1922 23 1923 1924 26 1929 1931 1935 40 40 41 43 44 1945
Berwick-upon-Tweed Blake Philipson 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

1950 to 1983[edit]

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]

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


  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.