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.


  † Conservative   ‡ Labour   ¤ Liberal Democrat   ~ UKIP

Constituency[nb 1] Electorate Majority[nb 2] Member of Parliament Nearest opposition Map
Blaydon BC 67,899 14,227   David Anderson   Mark Bell~
Gateshead BC 64,523 14,784   Ian Mearns   John Tennant~
Houghton and Sunderland South BC 68,234 12,938   Bridget Phillipson   Richard Elvin~
Jarrow BC 64,002 13,881   Stephen Hepburn   Steven Harrison~
Newcastle upon Tyne Central BC 58,147 12,673   Chinyelu Onwurah   Simon Kitchen†
Newcastle upon Tyne East BC 64,243 12,494   Nick Brown   Duncan Crute†
Newcastle upon Tyne North BC 67,902 10,153   Catherine McKinnell   Stephen Bates†
North Tyneside BC 79,300 17,194   Mary Glindon   Martin McGann†
South Shields BC 62,730 10,614   Emma Lewell-Buck Norman Dennis~
Sunderland Central BC 76,457 11,179   Julie Elliott   Jeffrey Townsend†
Tynemouth BC 77,524 8,240   Alan Campbell   Glenn Hall†
Washington and Sunderland West BC 68,190 13,157   Sharon Hodgson   Aileen Casey~

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.


2005 2010 2015
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Historical representation by party[edit]

Constituency 1983 85 1987 1992 1997 2001 2005 2010 13 2015
Blaydon McWilliam Anderson
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


  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.