North Durham (UK Parliament constituency)
for the House of Commons
Boundary of North Durham in Durham.
Location of Durham within England.
|Electorate||68,959 (December 2010)|
|Major settlements||Chester-le-Street, Stanley and Sacriston|
|Member of parliament||Kevan Jones (Labour)|
|Number of members||One|
|Number of members||Two|
|Type of constituency||County constituency|
North West Durham
|European Parliament constituency||North East England|
- 1 History
- 2 Boundaries
- 3 Members of Parliament
- 4 Elections
- 5 See also
- 6 Notes and references
A single-seat constituency of this name has existed since the 1983 general election. An earlier two-seat constituency of the same name was created by the Great Reform Act for the 1832 general election, when the former Durham constituency was split into two northern and southern divisions. Elections were held using the bloc vote system.
1832-1885: The Wards of Chester and Easington.
1983-1997: The District of Chester-le-Street, and the District of Derwentside wards of Annfield Plain, Burnopfield, Catchgate, Craghead, Dipton, Havannah, South Moor, South Stanley, Stanley Hall, and Tanfield.
1997-2010: The District of Chester-le-Street, and the District of Derwentside wards of Annfield Plain, Catchgate, Craghead, Havannah, South Moor, South Stanley, Stanley Hall, and Tanfield. Burnopfield and Dipton wards were transferred to the redrawn North West Durham.
2010–present: The District of Chester-le-Street, and the District of Derwentside wards of Annfield Plain, Catchgate, Craghead and South Stanley, Havannah, South Moor, Stanley Hall, and Tanfield. The 1997 boundaries were retained despite the official description of the constituency changing slightly in terms of names of the wards of the seat.
The constituency spans the north of County Durham in North East England. It includes the whole of the former Chester-le-Street district and the eastern part of the former Derwentside district. The main population centres (large settlements) are Chester-le-Street, Stanley and Sacriston. The constituency includes the North of England Open Air Museum at Beamish.
Members of Parliament
MPs since 1983
Elections in the 2010s
|UKIP||Kenneth Rollings ||2,408||5.6||-10.4|
|Liberal Democrat||Craig Martin||1,981||4.6||-0.5|
|UKIP||Malcolm Bint ||6,404||16.0||+12.7|
|Liberal Democrat||Peter Maughan||2,046||5.1||-15.9|
|Liberal Democrat||Ian Lindley||8,617||21.0||+1.9|
Elections in the 2000s
|Liberal Democrat||Philip Latham||7,151||19.2||+5.2|
|Conservative||Matthew R. Palmer||7,237||18.8||+4.3|
|Liberal Democrat||Carole A. Field||5,411||14.0||+3.0|
Elections in the 1990s
|Conservative||Mark T. Hardy||6,843||14.5|
|Liberal Democrat||Brian D. Moore||5,225||11.1|
|Referendum||Ian A.C. Parkin||1,958||4.2|
|Conservative||Elizabeth A. Sibley||13,930||24.8||+3.7|
|Liberal Democrat||Philip J. Appleby||8,572||15.3||−7.3|
Elections in the 1980s
|Social Democratic||Derek Jeary||12,365||22.6||−2.4|
|Labour win (new seat)|
Elections in the 1880s
|Conservative gain from Liberal||Swing||+23.6|
|Turnout||11,325 (est)||86.0 (est)|
Elections in the 1870s
|Conservative gain from Liberal||Swing||−6.0|
- Caused by the 1874 election being declared void on petition.
|Conservative||Richard Laurence Pemberton||3,501||21.6||+3.0|
|Turnout||8,102 (est)||75.3 (est)||−5.7|
|Liberal gain from Conservative||Swing||−3.4|
Elections in the 1860s
|Turnout||8,566 (est)||81.0 (est)||−1.7|
|Conservative gain from Liberal||Swing||+4.2|
|Liberal||Robert Duncombe Shafto||2,689||34.5||N/A|
|Turnout||4,999 (est)||82.7 (est)||N/A|
|Liberal gain from Conservative||Swing||N/A|
|Liberal gain from Conservative|
- Caused by Vane-Tempest's death.
Elections in the 1850s
|Liberal||Robert Duncombe Shafto||Unopposed|
|Whig||Robert Duncombe Shafto||Unopposed|
- Caused by Vane-Tempest's succession to the peerage, becoming Earl Vane
|Whig||Robert Duncombe Shafto||Unopposed|
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 statutes of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. 2 & 3 William IV. Cap. LXIV. An Act to settle and describe the Divisions of Counties, and the Limits of Cities and Boroughs, in England and Wales, in so far as respects the Election of Members to serve in Parliament". London: His Majesty's statute and law printers. 1832. pp. 300–383. Retrieved 2017-07-27.
- Open Street Map
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "D" (part 4)
- "Newcastle Journal". 7 August 1847. p. 2. Retrieved 3 August 2018 – via British Newspaper Archive. (Subscription required (help)).
- "Election Movements". Shipping and Mercantile Gazette. 3 August 1847. p. 5. Retrieved 3 August 2018 – via British Newspaper Archive. (Subscription required (help)).
- "Election Data 2017". BBC. Retrieved 12 June 2017.
- "Election Data 2015". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
- "Laetitia Glossop PPC page". Conservative Party (UK). Retrieved 25 February 2015.
- http://www.libdems.org.uk/general_election_candidates#North East
- "Election Data 2010". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 26 July 2013. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
- "BBC NEWS – Election 2010 – Durham North". 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.
- Craig, F. W. S., ed. (1977). British Parliamentary Election Results 1832-1885 (e-book)
|url=(help) (1st ed.). London: Macmillan Press. pp. 382–383. ISBN 978-1-349-02349-3.
- "Pending Elections: North Durham". The Globe. 26 August 1881. p. 3. Retrieved 19 December 2017 – via British Newspaper Archive. (Subscription required (help)).
- "To the Electors of the Northern Division of the County of Durham". Jarrow Express. 14 February 1874. p. 2. Retrieved 29 December 2017 – via British Newspaper Archive. (Subscription required (help)).
- "Representation of North Durham". Newcastle Journal. 9 June 1865. p. 2. Retrieved 10 February 2018 – via British Newspaper Archive. (Subscription required (help)).