List of Parliamentary constituencies in Tyne and Wear

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The ceremonial county of Tyne and Wear is divided into 12 Parliamentary constituencies. They are all Borough constituencies.

Constituencies[edit]

  † Conservative   ‡ Labour   ¤ Liberal Democrat   ~ UKIP


Constituency[nb 1] Electorate Majority[nb 2] Member of Parliament Nearest opposition Map
Blaydon BC 67,899 13,477 (28.0%)   Liz Twist   Tom Smith†
Gateshead BC 64,523 17,350 (41.2%)   Ian Mearns   Lauren Hankinson†
Houghton and Sunderland South BC 68,234 12,341 (29.8%)   Bridget Phillipson   Paul Howell†
Jarrow BC 64,002 17,263 (40.1%)   Stephen Hepburn   Robin Gwynn†
Newcastle upon Tyne Central BC 58,147 14,937 (40.3%)   Chinyelu Onwurah   Steve Kyte†
Newcastle upon Tyne East BC 64,243 19,261 (46.3%)   Nick Brown   Simon Kitchen†
Newcastle upon Tyne North BC 67,902 10,349 (21.5%)   Catherine McKinnell   Duncan Crute†
North Tyneside BC 79,300 19,284 (37.2%)   Mary Glindon   Henry Newman†
South Shields BC 62,730 14,508 (35.6%)   Emma Lewell-Buck Felicity Buchan†
Sunderland Central BC 76,457 9,997 (22.2%)   Julie Elliott   Robert Oliver†
Tynemouth BC 77,524 11,666 (20.5%)   Alan Campbell   Nick Varley†
Washington and Sunderland West BC 68,190 12,940 (31.9%)   Sharon Hodgson   Jonathan Gullis†

Boundaries from 2010[edit]

Name Current boundaries
  1. Blaydon BC
  2. Gateshead East and Washington West BC
  3. Houghton and Washington East BC
  4. Jarrow BC
  5. Newcastle upon Tyne Central BC
  6. Newcastle upon Tyne East and Wallsend BC
  7. Newcastle upon Tyne North BC
  8. North Tyneside BC
  9. South Shields BC
  10. Sunderland North BC
  11. Sunderland South BC
  12. Tyne Bridge BC
  13. Tynemouth BC
Parliamentary constituencies in Tyne and Wear

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.

Results[edit]

2005 2010 2015 2017
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Historical representation by party[edit]

  Conservative   Labour

Constituency 1983 85 1987 1992 1997 2001 2005 2010 13 2015 2017
Blaydon McWilliam Anderson Twist
Gateshead East
/ Gd E & Washington W (1997) / Wn & Sunderland W (2010)
Conlan Quin Hodgson
Houghton and Washington
/ Hn & Wn E (1997) / Hn & Sunderland S (2010)
Boyes Kemp Phillipson
Jarrow Dixon Hepburn
Newcastle upon Tyne Central Merchant Cousins Onwurah
Newcastle upon Tyne East (1983-1997, 2010-) / & Wallsend (1997-2010) N. Brown
Newcastle upon Tyne North R. Brown Henderson McKinnell
Wallsend
/ North Tyneside (1997)
Garrett Byers Glindon
South Shields Clark Miliband Lewell-Buck
Sunderland North / Sunderland Central (2010) Clay Etherington Elliott
Sunderland South Bagier Mullin
Tyne Bridge / Gateshead (2010) Cowans Clelland Mearns
Tynemouth Trotter Campbell

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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