Newcastle upon Tyne East and Wallsend (UK Parliament constituency)
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|Newcastle upon Tyne East and Wallsend|
|Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
Boundary of Newcastle upon Tyne East and Wallsend in Tyne and Wear for the 2005 general election.
Location of Tyne and Wear within England.
|County||Tyne and Wear|
|Number of members||One|
|Replaced by||Newcastle upon Tyne East, North Tyneside|
|Created from||Newcastle upon Tyne East, Wallsend|
Newcastle upon Tyne East and Wallsend was, from 1997 until 2010, a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It elected one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election.
The constituency was created in 1997 by the merger of the former seats of Newcastle upon Tyne East and Wallsend. It was represented throughout its existence by Nick Brown of the Labour Party, who served as Government Chief Whip from 1997 to 1998 and again from 2008 to 2010.
The City of Newcastle wards of Byker, Dene, Heaton, Monkchester, Walker, and Walkergate, and the Metropolitan Borough of North Tyneside wards of Northumberland and Wallsend.
Following their review of parliamentary representation in Tyne and Wear, reducing the number of seats in the county from 13 to 12, the Boundary Commission for England revived the constituency of Newcastle upon Tyne East in 2010. The Wallsend area was transferred to the adjacent North Tyneside constituency.
Members of Parliament
|2010||constituency abolished: see Newcastle upon Tyne East & Tyneside North|
|General Election 2005: Newcastle upon Tyne East and Wallsend|
|Liberal Democrat||David Ord||9,897||31.2||+11.6|
|Socialist Alternative||William Hopwood||582||1.8||+1.8|
|General Election 2001: Newcastle upon Tyne East and Wallsend|
|Liberal Democrat||David Ord||6,419||19.6||+9.0|
|Socialist Labour||Blanch Carpenter||420||1.3||-0.3|
|General Election 1997: Newcastle upon Tyne East and Wallsend|
|Liberal Democrat||Graham Morgan||4,415||10.62|
|Socialist Labour||Blanch Carpenter||642||1.54|