North Durham (UK Parliament constituency)

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North Durham
County constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of North Durham in Durham.
Outline map
Location of Durham within England.
County Durham
Electorate 68,959 (December 2010)[1]
Major settlements Chester-le-Street, Stanley and Sacriston
Current constituency
Created 1983
Member of parliament Kevan Jones (Labour)
Number of members One
Created from Chester-le-Street
18321885
Number of members Two
Type of constituency County constituency
Replaced by Chester-le-Street
Mid Durham
North West Durham
Created from Durham
Overlaps
European Parliament constituency North East England

North Durham is a constituency[n 1] represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 2001 by Kevan Jones of the Labour Party.[n 2]

History[edit]

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 1832–33 general election, when the former Durham constituency was split into two northern and southern divisions. Elections were held using the bloc vote system.

Boundaries[edit]

1832-1885: The Wards of Chester and Easington.[2]

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.[3]

Members of Parliament[edit]

MPs 1832–1885[edit]

Election 1st Member[4] 1st Party 2nd Member[4] 2nd Party
1832 Hedworth Lambton Liberal Sir Hedworth Williamson, Bt Whig
1837 Hon. Henry Liddell Conservative
1847 Robert Duncombe Shafto Whig[5][6] George Vane-Tempest Conservative
1854 by-election Lord Adolphus Vane-Tempest Conservative
1859 Liberal
1864 by-election Sir Hedworth Williamson, Bt Liberal
1868 George Elliot Conservative
1874 Sir Lowthian Bell Liberal Charles Palmer Liberal
1874 by-election Sir George Elliot, Bt Conservative
1880 John Joicey Liberal
1881 by-election Sir George Elliot, Bt Conservative
1885 Redistribution of Seats Act: constituency abolished

MPs since 1983[edit]

Election Member[4] Party
1983 Giles Radice Labour
2001 Kevan Jones Labour

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

General Election 2017: North Durham[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Kevan Jones 25,917 59.9 +5.0
Conservative Laetitia Glossop[8] 12,978 30.0 +9.1
UKIP Kenneth Rollings [9] 2,408 5.6 -10.4
Liberal Democrat Craig Martin 1,981 4.6 -0.5
Majority 12,939 29.9 -4.1
Turnout 43,284 64.6 +3.2
Labour hold Swing -2.0
General Election 2015: North Durham[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Kevan Jones 22,047 54.9 +4.4
Conservative Laetitia Glossop[11] 8,403 20.9 -0.1
UKIP Malcolm Bint [12] 6,404 16.0 +12.7
Liberal Democrat Peter Maughan[13] 2,046 5.1 -15.9
Green Victoria Nolan[14] 1,246 3.1 N/A
Majority 13,644 34.0
Turnout 40,146 61.4 +0.8
Labour hold Swing +2.3
General Election 2010: North Durham[15][16][17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Kevan Jones 20,698 50.5 −13.6
Conservative David Skelton 8,622 21.0 +4.3
Liberal Democrat Ian Lindley 8,617 21.0 +1.9
BNP Peter Molloy 1,686 4.1 +4.1
UKIP Bruce Reid 1,344 3.3 +3.3
Majority 12,076 29.5
Turnout 40,967 60.6 +5.3
Labour hold Swing −8.9

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

General Election 2005: North Durham[18]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Kevan Jones 23,932 64.1 −3.1
Liberal Democrat Philip Latham 7,151 19.2 +5.2
Conservative Mark Watson 6,258 16.8 −2.0
Majority 16,781 44.9
Turnout 37,341 55.3 −1.6
Labour hold Swing -4.1
General Election 2001: North Durham[19]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Kevan Jones 25,920 67.2 −3.1
Conservative Matthew R. Palmer 7,237 18.8 +4.3
Liberal Democrat Carole A. Field 5,411 14.0 +3.0
Majority 18,683 48.4
Turnout 38,568 56.9 −12.3
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

General Election 1997: Durham North[20]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Giles Radice 33,142 70.3
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
Majority 26,299 55.8
Turnout 47,168 69.2
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1992: Durham North[21][22]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Giles Radice 33,567 59.9 +3.6
Conservative Elizabeth A. Sibley 13,930 24.8 +3.7
Liberal Democrat Philip J. Appleby 8,572 15.3 −7.3
Majority 19,637 35.0 +1.4
Turnout 56,069 76.1 +0.1
Labour hold Swing −0.0

Elections in the 1980s[edit]

General Election 1987: Durham North[23]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Giles Radice 30,798 56.2 +5.2
Social Democratic Derek Jeary 12,365 22.6 −2.4
Conservative Nicholas Gibbon 11,602 21.2 −2.8
Majority 18,433 33.7
Turnout 54,765 75.9 +3.2
Labour hold Swing +3.9
General Election 1983: Durham North[24]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Giles Radice 26,404 51.0 N/A
Liberal David Howarth 12,967 25.0 N/A
Conservative S. Popat 12,418 24.0 N/A
Majority 13,437 26.0 N/A
Turnout 51,789 72.7 N/A
Labour win (new seat)

Elections in the 1880s[edit]

By-election, 7 Sep 1881: Durham North (1 seat)[25]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative George Elliot 5,548 53.1 +23.5
Liberal James Laing[26] 4,896 46.9 −23.6
Majority 652 6.2 N/A
Turnout 10,444 78.9 −7.1 (est)
Registered electors 13,233
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing +23.6
General Election 1880: Durham North (2 seats)[25]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal John Joicey 6,233 36.2
Liberal Charles Palmer 5,901 34.3
Conservative George Elliot 5,092 29.6
Majority 809 4.7
Turnout 11,325 (est) 86.0 (est)
Registered electors 13,165
Liberal hold Swing
Liberal hold Swing

Elections in the 1870s[edit]

By-election, 22 Jun 1874: Durham North (2 seats)[25]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Charles Palmer 4,256 33.7 +7.0
Conservative George Elliot 4,254 33.7 −12.7
Liberal Lowthian Bell 4,104 32.5 +5.6
Turnout 8,434 (est) 78.4 +3.1
Registered electors 10,760
Majority 2 0.0 −2.0
Liberal hold Swing +6.7
Majority 150 1.2 N/A
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing −6.0
  • Caused by the 1874 election being declared void on petition.
General Election 1874: Durham North (2 seats)[25]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Lowthian Bell 4,364 26.9 −3.7
Liberal Charles Palmer 4,327 26.7 −5.4
Conservative George Elliot 4,011 24.8 +6.2
Conservative Richard Laurence Pemberton[27] 3,501 21.6 +3.0
Majority 316 2.0 N/A
Turnout 8,102 (est) 75.3 (est) −5.7
Registered electors 10,760
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing −3.4
Liberal hold Swing −5.8

Elections in the 1860s[edit]

General Election 1868: Durham North (2 seats)[25]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative George Elliot 4,649 37.2 +8.8
Liberal Hedworth Williamson 4,011 32.1 −5.0
Liberal Lowthian Bell 3,822 30.6 −3.9
Majority 638 5.1 N/A
Turnout 8,566 (est) 81.0 (est) −1.7
Registered electors 10,576
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing +4.2
Liberal hold Swing −4.7
General Election 1865: Durham North (2 seats)[25]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Hedworth Williamson 2,888 37.1 N/A
Liberal Robert Duncombe Shafto 2,689 34.5 N/A
Conservative George Barrington[28] 2,210 28.4 N/A
Majority 479 6.2 N/A
Turnout 4,999 (est) 82.7 (est) N/A
Registered electors 6,042
Liberal hold Swing N/A
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing N/A
By-election, 28 June 1864: Durham North (1 seat)[25]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Hedworth Williamson Unopposed
Liberal gain from Conservative
  • Caused by Vane-Tempest's death.

Elections in the 1850s[edit]

General Election 1859: Durham North (2 seats)[25]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Robert Duncombe Shafto Unopposed
Conservative Adolphus Vane-Tempest Unopposed
Registered electors 5,863
Liberal hold
Conservative hold
General Election 1857: Durham North (2 seats)[25]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Whig Robert Duncombe Shafto Unopposed
Conservative Adolphus Vane-Tempest Unopposed
Registered electors 5,847
Whig hold
Conservative hold
By-election, 1854: Durham North[25]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Adolphus Vane Unopposed
Conservative hold
  • Caused by Vane-Tempest's succession to the peerage, becoming Earl Vane
General Election 1852: Durham North (2 seats)[25]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Whig Robert Duncombe Shafto Unopposed
Conservative George Vane-Tempest Unopposed
Registered electors 6,631
Whig hold
Conservative hold

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ A county 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. Archived from the original on 6 November 2010. Retrieved 13 March 2011.
  2. ^ "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.
  3. ^ Open Street Map
  4. ^ a b c Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "D" (part 4)
  5. ^ "Newcastle Journal". 7 August 1847. p. 2. Retrieved 3 August 2018 – via British Newspaper Archive. (Subscription required (help)).
  6. ^ "Election Movements". Shipping and Mercantile Gazette. 3 August 1847. p. 5. Retrieved 3 August 2018 – via British Newspaper Archive. (Subscription required (help)).
  7. ^ "Election Data 2017". BBC. Retrieved 12 June 2017.
  8. ^ https://twitter.com/tishglossop?lang=en
  9. ^ http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/15281193.See_which_candidates_will_be_standing_in_your_constituency_in_the_General_Election/
  10. ^ "Election Data 2015". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  11. ^ "Laetitia Glossop PPC page". Conservative Party (UK). Retrieved 25 February 2015.
  12. ^ http://www.ukip-northdurham.org.uk
  13. ^ http://www.libdems.org.uk/general_election_candidates#North East
  14. ^ http://www.durhamgreenparty.org.uk/
  15. ^ "Election Data 2010". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 26 July 2013. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  16. ^ http://www.durham.gov.uk/PDFApproved/ParliamentaryElection2010_SoPN_ND.PDF
  17. ^ "BBC NEWS – Election 2010 – Durham North". BBC News.
  18. ^ "Election Data 2005". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
  19. ^ "Election Data 2001". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
  20. ^ "Election Data 1997". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
  21. ^ "Election Data 1992". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
  22. ^ "Politics Resources". Election 1992. Politics Resources. 9 April 1992. Retrieved 2010-12-06.
  23. ^ "Election Data 1987". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
  24. ^ "Election Data 1983". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
  25. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Craig, F. W. S., ed. (1977). British Parliamentary Election Results 1832-1885 (e-book)|format= requires |url= (help) (1st ed.). London: Macmillan Press. pp. 382–383. ISBN 978-1-349-02349-3.
  26. ^ "Pending Elections: North Durham". The Globe. 26 August 1881. p. 3. Retrieved 19 December 2017 – via British Newspaper Archive. (Subscription required (help)).
  27. ^ "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)).
  28. ^ "Representation of North Durham". Newcastle Journal. 9 June 1865. p. 2. Retrieved 10 February 2018 – via British Newspaper Archive. (Subscription required (help)).