Newcastle upon Tyne North (UK Parliament constituency)

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Newcastle upon Tyne North
Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
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Boundary of Newcastle upon Tyne North in Tyne and Wear.
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Location of Tyne and Wear within England.
County Tyne and Wear
Electorate 67,401 (December 2010)[1]
Current constituency
Created 1918
Member of parliament Catherine McKinnell (Labour)
Number of members One
Overlaps
European Parliament constituency North East England

Newcastle upon Tyne North is a constituency[n 1] represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 2010 by Catherine McKinnell of the Labour Party.[n 2]

Boundaries[edit]

1918-1950: The County Borough of Newcastle wards of Dene, Heaton, Jesmond, St Andrew's, and St Thomas.

1950-1983: The County Borough of Newcastle wards of Arthur's Hill, Elswick, Jesmond, Sandyford, and Westgate.

1983-2010: The City of Newcastle wards of Castle, Denton, Fawdon, Grange, Lemington, Newburn, Westerhope, and Woolsington.

2010-present: The City of Newcastle wards of Castle, Denton, East Gosforth, Fawdon, Lemington, Newburn, Parklands, Westerhope, and Woolsington.

The constituency included Newcastle city centre from 1950 to 1983 - this despite the fact that the Newcastle Central constituency was retained, albeit with redrawn boundaries.

History[edit]

From it's creation in 1918, the seat was a safe Conservative Party seat— including six years of complex representation in terms of the modern parties by Gwilym Lloyd George, who was Home Secretary for almost three years until 1957 in a Conservative government. This continued until the 1983 general election, when boundary changes resulted in the Newcastle North of 1983 being composed entirely of wards that did not form part of the pre-1983 Newcastle North (the majority of the old Newcastle North moving to Newcastle Central, which the Conservatives won in 1983). Under these new boundaries, the seat was notionally a safe Labour seat. Despite the Labour Party being defeated in a landslide in 1983, Labour retained the new Newcastle North seat and have done so ever since, with the Liberal Democrats being the greatest challengers in 2005 and 2010, and the Conservatives finishing in second place in 2015 and 2017.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[2] Party
1918 Nicholas Grattan-Doyle Conservative
1940 by-election Sir Cuthbert Headlam Independent Conservative
1940 Conservative
1951 Gwilym Lloyd George National Liberal
1957 by-election Sir William Elliott Conservative
1983 Robert Brown Labour
1987 Doug Henderson Labour
2010 Catherine McKinnell Labour

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

General Election 2017: Newcastle upon Tyne North
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Catherine McKinnell 26,729 55.4 9.3 Increase
Conservative Duncan Crute 16,380 33.9 10.5 Increase
Liberal Democrat Anita Lower 2,533 5.2 4.5 Decrease
UKIP Timothy Marron 1,780 3.6 12.9 Decrease
Green Alison Whalley[3] 513 1.0 2.3 Decrease
North of England Community Alliance Brian Moore 383 0.8 N/A
Majority 10,349 21.5 1.1 Decrease
Turnout 48,768 72.4 5.7 Increase
Labour hold Swing -0.6
General Election 2015: Newcastle upon Tyne North[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Catherine McKinnell 20,689 46.1 5.2 Increase
Conservative Stephen Bates[5] 10,536 23.5 5.3 Increase
UKIP Timothy Marron 7,447 16.6 13.7 Increase
Liberal Democrat Anita Lower[6] 4,366 9.7 23.4 Decrease
Green Alison Whalley[7] 1,515 3.4 2.6 Increase
North East Party Violet Rook[8] 338 0.7 0.8 Increase
Majority 10,153 22.6 15.2 Increase
Turnout 44,891 66.7 1.2 Increase
Labour hold Swing 0.05 Decrease
General Election 2010: Newcastle upon Tyne North[9][10][11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Catherine McKinnell 17,950 40.8 −9.0
Liberal Democrat Ronald W.A.L. Beadle 14,536 33.1 +0.1
Conservative Stephen Parkinson 7,966 18.1 +3.4
BNP Terry Gibson 1,890 4.3 +4.3
UKIP Ian Proud 1,285 2.9 +2.9
Green Anna Heyman 319 0.7 +0.7
Majority 3,414 7.8 -9.5
Turnout 43,946 65.5 +3.8
Labour hold Swing −4.5

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

General Election 2005: Newcastle upon Tyne North[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Doug Henderson 19,224 50.0 −10.1
Liberal Democrat Ronald W.A.L. Beadle 12,201 31.7 +12.3
Conservative Neil Hudson 6,022 15.7 −4.7
National Front Roland Wood 997 2.6 +2.6
Majority 7,023 18.3 -21.4
Turnout 38,444 67.6 +10.1
Labour hold Swing −11.2
General Election 2001: Newcastle upon Tyne North[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Doug Henderson 21,874 60.1 −2.0
Conservative Philip R. Smith 7,424 20.4 +1.0
Liberal Democrat Graham A. Soult 7,070 19.4 +4.9
Majority 14,450 39.7 -3
Turnout 36,368 57.5 −11.6
Labour hold Swing -0.5

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

General Election 1997: Newcastle upon Tyne North[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Doug Henderson 28,125 62.2 +12.8
Conservative Gregory B. White 8,793 19.4 −12.4
Liberal Democrat Peter J. Allen 6,578 14.5 −4.2
Referendum Doreen Chipchase 1,733 3.8 N/A
Majority 19,332 42.7 +25.1
Turnout 45,229 69.2 -7.6
Labour hold Swing +12.6
General Election 1992: Newcastle upon Tyne North[15][16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Doug Henderson 25,121 49.4 +6.7
Conservative Ian Gordon 16,175 31.8 -0.9
Liberal Democrat Peter J. Maughan 9,542 18.8 −13.9
Majority 8,946 17.6 +7.6
Turnout 50,838 76.8 +0.5
Labour hold Swing −0.3

Elections in the 1980s[edit]

General Election 1987: Newcastle upon Tyne North[17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Doug Henderson 22,424 42.7 +5.1
Liberal John Shipley 17,181 32.7 +2.8
Conservative John Tweddle 12,915 24.6 −7.9
Majority 5,243 10.0
Turnout 52,520 75.9
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1983: Newcastle upon Tyne North[18]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Robert Brown 18,985 37.6 −10.8
Conservative Philip Straw 16,429 32.5 −5.1
Liberal John Shipley 15,136 29.9 +16.2
Majority 2,556 5.1
Turnout 50,550 72.8
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1970s[edit]

General Election 1979: Newcastle upon Tyne North
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative William Elliott 12,721 47.6
Labour S. Ward 11,010 41.2
Liberal C. Marlowe 2,983 11.2
Majority 1,711 6.4
Turnout 26,714 68.0
Conservative hold Swing
General Election October 1974: Newcastle upon Tyne North
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative William Elliott 11,217 42.9
Labour Tony Banks 10,748 41.1
Liberal David Herd 4,189 16.0
Majority 469 1.8
Turnout 26,154 65.0
Conservative hold Swing
General Election February 1974: Newcastle upon Tyne North
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative William Elliott 12,793 43.6
Labour R.G. Eccles 9,813 33.4
Liberal Chris Foote Wood 6,772 23.1
Majority 2,980 10.1
Turnout 29,378 73.4
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1970: Newcastle upon Tyne North[19]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative William Elliott 15,978 56.1
Labour Robert Eccles 12,518 43.9
Majority 3,460 12.1
Turnout 28,496 67.7
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1960s[edit]

General Election 1966: Newcastle upon Tyne North[20]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative William Elliott 15,243 49.7
Labour Robert Griffin 12,550 40.9
Liberal Alan Share 2,902 9.5
Majority 2,693 8.8
Turnout 30,695 75.1
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1964: Newcastle upon Tyne North[21]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative William Elliott 19,502 60.9
Labour Sidney Lee 12,515 39.1
Majority 6,987 21.8
Turnout 32,017 75.6
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1950s[edit]

General Election 1959: Newcastle upon Tyne North[22]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative William Elliott 24,588 64.9
Labour Lloyd Prichard 13,316 35.1
Majority 11,272 29.7
Turnout 37,904 79.1
Conservative hold Swing
By-election 1957: Newcastle-upon-Tyne North
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative William Elliott 19,107 60.35 -3.5
Labour T. McDonald 12,555 39.65 +3.5
Majority 6,462 20.70 -6.95
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1955: Newcastle-upon-Tyne North
Party Candidate Votes % ±
National Liberal and Conservative Gwilym Lloyd-George 25,236 63.8
Labour Basil Chisholm 14,303 36.2
Majority 10,933 27.7 -
Turnout 39,539
National Liberal and Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1951: Newcastle-upon-Tyne North[23]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
National Liberal and Conservative Gwilym Lloyd-George 23,930 51.1
Labour Ivan Geffen 17,005 36.3
Independent Conservative Colin Gray 5,904 12.1
Majority 6,925 14.8
Turnout 46,839
National Liberal and Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1950: Newcastle-upon-Tyne North
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Cuthbert Headlam 25,325 53.9
Labour W.H. Shackleton 16,860 35.9
Liberal Aubrey Herbert 4,839 10.3
Majority 8,465 18.0
Turnout 47,024 83.7
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1940s[edit]

General Election 1945: Newcastle-upon-Tyne North
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Cuthbert Headlam 17,381 50.6
Labour Co-op W Henry Shackleton 10,228 29.8
Liberal William McKeag 5,812 16.9
Common Wealth Henry Arthur Charles Ridsdale 904 2.6
Majority 7,153 20.8
Turnout 34,325 73.2
Conservative hold Swing
Newcastle upon Tyne North by-election, 7 June 1940
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Conservative Cuthbert Headlam 7,380 71.2 N/A
Conservative Howard Grattan-Doyle 2,982 28.8 −48.2
Majority 4,398 42.4
Turnout 10,362 22.0 −48.3
Independent Conservative gain from Conservative Swing

Elections in the 1930s[edit]

General Election 1935: Newcastle-upon-Tyne North
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Nicholas Grattan-Doyle 25,683 77.0
Labour E. Gilbert 7,693 23.1
Majority 17,990 53.9
Turnout 33,376 70.3
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1931: Newcastle-upon-Tyne North
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Nicholas Grattan-Doyle 30,245 83.93
Labour R.J. Thomson 5,791 16.07
Majority 24,454 67.86
Turnout 76.83
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1920s[edit]

General Election 1929: Newcastle-upon-Tyne North [24]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Nicholas Grattan-Doyle 17,962 55.4 −17.1
Labour Edward Scott 7,573 23.4 −4.1
Liberal J. Roberts Creighton 6,860 21.2 N/A
Majority 10,389 32.0 −13.0
Turnout 32,395 70.9 −3.3
Registered electors 45,720
Unionist hold Swing −6.5
General Election 1924: Newcastle-upon-Tyne North [25]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Nicholas Grattan-Doyle 18,386 72.5 +20.4
Labour H. Maw 6,991 27.5 +5.5
Majority 11,395 45.0 +18.8
Turnout 25,377 74.2 +0.6
Registered electors 34,209
Unionist hold Swing +7.5
General Election 1923: Newcastle-upon-Tyne North [26]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Nicholas Grattan-Doyle 12,715 52.1 −9.1
Liberal Robert Wilfred Simpson 6,321 25.9 −7.0
Labour John Beckett 5,374 22.0 N/A
Majority 6,394 26.2 −2.1
Turnout 24,410 73.6 −0.3
Registered electors 33,182
Unionist hold Swing −1.1
General Election 1922: Newcastle-upon-Tyne North [27]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Nicholas Grattan-Doyle 14,931 61.2 +0.7
Liberal Robert Wilfred Simpson 8,017 32.9 +9.9
Independent Labour Robert John Wilson 1,435 5.9 N/A
Majority 6,914 28.3 −9.2
Turnout 24,383 73.9 +15.7
Registered electors 32,987
Unionist hold Swing −4.6

Election in the 1910s[edit]

General Election 1918: Newcastle-upon-Tyne North [28]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
C Unionist Nicholas Grattan-Doyle 11,347 60.5 N/A
Liberal George Lunn 4,322 23.0 N/A
Labour Robert John Wilson 3,102 16.5 N/A
Majority 7,025 37.5 N/A
Turnout 18,771 58.2 N/A
Registered electors 32,272
Unionist win (new seat)
C indicates candidate endorsed by the coalition government.

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ A borough constituency (for the purposes of election expenses and type of returning officer)
  2. ^ As with all constituencies, the constituency elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election at least every five years.
References
  1. ^ "Electorate Figures - Boundary Commission for England". 2011 Electorate Figures. Boundary Commission for England. 4 March 2011. Retrieved 13 March 2011. 
  2. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "N" (part 1)
  3. ^ "Green Party announces its Newcastle candidates". Newcastle upon Tyne Green Party. Retrieved 29 April 2017. 
  4. ^ "Election Data 2015". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015. 
  5. ^ "Stephen Bates". 
  6. ^ "Anita Lower PPC page". Liberal Democrats. Retrieved 23 February 2015. 
  7. ^ "green-party-mps-for-newcastle". Retrieved 13 February 2015. 
  8. ^ "Violet Rook PPC page" (PDF). The North East Party. Retrieved 13 February 2015. 
  9. ^ "Election Data 2010". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 26 July 2013. Retrieved 17 October 2015. 
  10. ^ http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/wwwfileroot/cxo/electoral/SPNNorth2010.pdf
  11. ^ "BBC NEWS – Election 2010 – Newcastle Upon Tyne East". BBC News. 
  12. ^ "Election Data 2005". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015. 
  13. ^ "Election Data 2001". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015. 
  14. ^ "Election Data 1997". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015. 
  15. ^ "Election Data 1992". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015. 
  16. ^ "Politics Resources". Election 1992. Politics Resources. 9 April 1992. Retrieved 2010-12-06. 
  17. ^ "Election Data 1987". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015. 
  18. ^ "Election Data 1983". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015. 
  19. ^ The Times' Guide to the House of Commons. 1955. 
  20. ^ The Times' Guide to the House of Commons. 1966. 
  21. ^ The Times' Guide to the House of Commons. 1964. 
  22. ^ The Times' Guide to the House of Commons. 1959. 
  23. ^ The Times' Guide to the House of Commons. 1951. 
  24. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, FWS Craig
  25. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, FWS Craig
  26. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, FWS Craig
  27. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, FWS Craig
  28. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, FWS Craig

Sources[edit]

  • Craig, F. W. S. (1983) [1969]. British parliamentary election results 1918-1949 (3rd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. ISBN 0-900178-06-X. 

Coordinates: 55°00′N 1°42′W / 55.0°N 1.7°W / 55.0; -1.7