Newcastle upon Tyne Central (UK Parliament constituency)
|Newcastle upon Tyne Central|
for the House of Commons
Boundary of Newcastle upon Tyne Central in Tyne and Wear
Location of Tyne and Wear within England
|County||Tyne and Wear|
|Electorate||60,795 (December 2010)|
|Member of Parliament||Chi Onwurah (Labour)|
|Number of members||One|
|European Parliament constituency||North East England|
Newcastle upon Tyne Central is a constituency[n 1] represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 2010 by Chi Onwurah from Labour, the former Head of Telecoms Technology at Ofcom.[n 2] At the snap 2017 general election, the constituency beat Houghton and Sunderland South, which had declared first in 2010 and 2015 (as did its predecessor Sunderland South in the four preceding general elections), to be the first constituency to declare a result.
- 1 History
- 2 Boundaries
- 3 Constituency profile
- 4 Members of Parliament
- 5 Elections
- 6 See also
- 7 Notes and references
Parliament created this seat under the Representation of the People Act 1918 for the general election later that year. From its creation the constituency has been represented by members of the Labour and Conservative parties only. Since the 1987 general election, the seat has been served by an MP in the Labour Party.
1918-1950: The County Borough of Newcastle wards of All Saints, St John's, St Nicholas, Stephenson, and Westgate.
1950-1983: The County Borough of Newcastle wards of Armstrong, Byker, St Anthony's, St Nicholas, and Stephenson, and the Rural District of Newcastle.
1983-1997: The City of Newcastle wards of Blakelaw, Fenham, Jesmond, Kenton, Moorside, South Gosforth, and Wingrove.
1997-2010: The City of Newcastle wards of Blakelaw, Fenham, Jesmond, Kenton, Moorside, Sandyford, South Gosforth, and Wingrove.
2010–present: The City of Newcastle wards of Benwell and Scotswood, Blakelaw, Elswick, Fenham, Kenton, Westgate, West Gosforth, and Wingrove.
The constituency covers the central part of Newcastle upon Tyne, being one of three constituencies in the city. Between 1983 and 2010, the seat did not actually include the city's commercial centre, being instead part of the now-abolished Tyne Bridge constituency.
The constituency is mostly the urban city itself, which has seen end its once export-leading shipbuilding industry, its adult population has mostly a middle or low income, however with modern advanced engineering, learning, design, graphics, production company headquarters and tourism the city forms is a bellwether for the North East region's economy firmly in the British forefront of a determined return to increasing national output. In November 2012 total unemployment (based on the more up-to-date claimant statistics) placed the City of Newcastle in joint 17th place of 29 constituencies in the region, above, for example the City of Durham at the bottom of the list, with just 3.4% claimants whereas Newcastle had 6.0% claimants, identical to Sunderland Central.
Members of Parliament
Elections in the 2010s
|Liberal Democrat||Ali Avaei|
|Liberal Democrat||Nick Cott||1,812||4.9||-1.4|
|Liberal Democrat||Nick Cott||2,218||6.3||-17.8|
|Liberal Democrat||Gareth Kane||8,228||24.1||−3.4|
- * Gareth Kane, Lib Dem candidate, was Councillor for Ouseburn Ward at the time of the General Election 2010
Elections in the 2000s
|Liberal Democrat||Greg Stone||12,229||34.0||+12.3|
|Newcastle Academy with Christian Values Party||Clive Harding||477||1.3||+1.3|
- * Greg Stone, Lib Dem candidate, was Councillor for North Heaton Ward at the time of the General Election 2005
|Liberal Democrat||Stephen Psallidas||7,564||21.7||+6.7|
|Socialist Labour||Gordon Potts||723||2.1||N/A|
Elections in the 1990s
|Liberal Democrat||Ruth Berry||6,911||15.0||+2.3|
|Referendum||Charles A. Coxon||1,113||2.4||N/A|
|Liberal Democrat||Lembit Öpik||5,816||13.6||−2.2|
Elections in the 1980s
|Social Democratic||Nigel Martin||7,304||15.8||-6.5|
|Red Front||Kirk Williams||111||0.2|
|Labour gain from Conservative||Swing||+5.2|
The 1983 result is classed as a hold for the Conservatives, rather than a gain from Labour, because the pre-1983 Newcastle-upon-Tyne North constituency, which was a Conservative-held seat, largely covered the area of the post-1983 Newcastle-upon-Tyne Central constituency, so, aside from the name, the post-1983 Newcastle-upon-Tyne North constituency is essentially entirely different to the pre-1983 Newcastle-upon-Tyne North constituency. The post-1983 Newcastle-upon-Tyne North constituency was won by Labour, and is classed as a hold for Labour, as they were incumbent party.
|Social Democratic||John Horam||9,923||22.3|
Elections in the 1970s
|Liberal||Andrew Steven Ellis||2,073||13.42||+1.74|
|Liberal||Andrew Stephen Ellis||2,854||28.96||+17.28|
|Socialist Workers||David Hayes||184||1.87||N/A|
|National Front||Bruce Anderson-Lynes||181||1.84||N/A|
|Liberal||Andrew Stephen Ellis||1,716||11.7|
|Conservative||Michael St John Way||4,256||21.98|
Elections in the 1960s
|Conservative||John J. Walker-Smith||5,474||21.75|
|Communist||Thomas G. Welch||404||1.61|
|Conservative||William D Rutter||7,896||27.25|
|Communist||Thomas G Welch||532||1.84|
Elections in the 1950s
|Conservative||William D Rutter||12,485||34.17|
|Conservative||Frederick Talbot Webster||13,325||33.34|
|Ind. Labour Party||Fred Barton||1,006||2.52|
|Conservative||G. C. White||13,567||34.29|
|Ind. Labour Party||Fred Barton||812||2.05|
Elections in the 1940s
|Labour gain from Conservative||Swing|
Elections in the 1930s
|Ind. Labour Party||Charles Trevelyan||12,136||37.30|
|National Labour||W.H.D. Caple||94||0.29|
|Conservative gain from Labour||Swing|
Elections in the 1920s
|Labour gain from Unionist||Swing||+24.4|
Election in the 1910s
|Unionist win (new seat)|
|C indicates candidate endorsed by the coalition government.|
Notes and references
- "Electorate Figures - Boundary Commission for England". 2011 Electorate Figures. Boundary Commission for England. 4 March 2011. Archived from the original on 6 November 2010. Retrieved 13 March 2011.
- The 50 Most Influential Women in UK Tech 2017 – Chi Onwurah, shadow minister for industrial strategy, science and innovation, Computer Weekly, 3 October 2017
- "Elections 2017: Declaration times in time order". Press Association. Retrieved 7 June 2017.
- Constituency Profile The Guardian
- Unemployment statistics The Guardian
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "N" (part 1)
- "Liberal Democrat Parliamentary candidates". Mark Pack. September 9, 2019.
- Dems 🔶, Newcastle Lib (August 18, 2019). "At hustings in city centre last night we have selected Ali Avaei @Ali4Castle as our PPC for Newcastle Central and Dr Wendy Taylor for @NewcastleEastLD PPC".
- "Prospective General Election Candidates". Green Party. Retrieved 12 October 2019.
- "Green Party announces its Newcastle candidates". Newcastle upon Tyne Green Party. Retrieved 29 April 2017.
- "Newcastle upon Tyne Central". BBC News. Retrieved 8 June 2017.
- "Newcastle upon Tyne Central". BBC News. Retrieved 31 March 2017.
- "General Elections Online 2015".
- Wearmouth, Rachel (17 January 2015). "Young Geordie Tory from Heaton to battle Labour for Newcastle Central seat". Chronicle Live. Retrieved 31 January 2015.
- Tallentire, Mark (15 January 2015). "Greens name election candidates". The Northern Echo. Retrieved 31 January 2015.
- "Election Data 2010".
- "BBC NEWS – Election 2010 – Washington & Sunderland West". BBC News.
- "Election Data 2005". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
- "Election Data 2001". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
- "Election Data 1997". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
- "Election Data 1992". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
- "Politics Resources". Election 1992. Politics Resources. 9 April 1992. Retrieved 2010-12-06.
- "Election Data 1987". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
- "Election Data 1983". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
- "'Newcastle upon Tyne Central', Feb 1974 - May 1983". ElectionWeb Project. Cognitive Computing Limited. Archived from the original on 3 April 2016. Retrieved 23 March 2016.
- British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, FWS Craig
- Debrett's House of Commons and the Judicial Bench, 1922