North Tyneside (UK Parliament constituency)
for the House of Commons
Boundary of North Tyneside in Tyne and Wear for the 2010 general election
Location of Tyne and Wear within England
|County||Tyne and Wear|
|Electorate||78,617 (December 2010)|
|Member of Parliament||Mary Glindon (Labour)|
|Number of members||One|
|Created from||Tynemouth and Wallsend|
|European Parliament constituency||North East England|
This seat was represented from its creation in 1997 by Stephen Byers of the Labour Party, who before that election represented the abolished seat of Wallsend from 1992. Byers stood down at the 2010 general election and his party selected local councillor Mary Glindon as their new candidate for the general election, which she won with a majority of 12,884.
This constituency forms north-east suburbs to the largest city in the region, Newcastle. At the end of 2010, unemployment still reflected a slightly less strong economy than in the city's shipbuilding heyday and stood in this seat alone at 5.7% by claimant count, compared to a regional average of 5.5%, significantly lower than South Shields' 7.7%. As to the male only claimant total, this amounted to 7.8%, just part of a significant region-wide disparity but significantly lower than Middlesbrough's 12.8%, however both sets of figures were a little higher than the national average — Greater London saw an average of 4.1% and for men a proportion of 4.9%.
1997-2010: The Borough of North Tyneside wards of Battle Hill, Benton, Camperdown, Holystone, Howdon, Longbenton, Riverside, Valley, and Weetslade.
2010–present: The Borough of North Tyneside wards of Battle Hill, Benton, Camperdown, Howdon, Killingworth, Longbenton, Northumberland, Riverside, Wallsend, and Weetslade.
Members of Parliament
|1997||Stephen Byers||Labour||Former Councillor for the Howdon Ward until his election in 1992.|
|2010||Mary Glindon||Labour||Former Councillor for the Battle Hill Ward until her election in 2010.|
Elections in the 2010s
|Liberal Democrat||Chris Boyle|
|Liberal Democrat||Greg Stone||1,494||2.9||-1.6|
|Liberal Democrat||John Appleby||2,075||4.4||-18.5|
|National Front||Bob Batten||191||0.4||-0.9|
2010: At this election Mary Glindon was Councillor for Battle Hill Ward, David Ord was Councillor for Northumberland Ward and Gagan Mohindra was District Councillor in Epping Forest, Essex.
|Liberal Democrat||David Ord||10,621||22.9||+0.9|
|National Front||Bob Batten||599||1.3||N/A|
Elections in the 2000s
2005: Duncan McLellan was Councillor for Weetslade Ward 2005-2012.
|Liberal Democrat||Gillian Ferguson||6,212||16.8||+4.4|
|Liberal Democrat||Simon Reed||4,649||12.4||+1.9|
|Socialist Alliance||Pete Burnett||324||0.9||N/A|
|Socialist Labour||Kenneth Capstick||240||0.6||N/A|
Elections in the 1990s
1997: Michael McIntyre was Councillor for Whitley Bay Ward 1992-2012.
|Liberal Democrat||Tommy Mulvenna||4,762||10.6||N/A|
|Labour win (new seat)|
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.
- Unemployment claimants by constituency The Guardian
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "T" (part 2)
- "Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Candidates". Mark Pack. Retrieved 28 October 2019.
- "North Tyneside". BBC News. Retrieved 9 June 2017.
- "Election Data 2015". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
- "UK Polling Report".
- "Election Data 2010". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 26 July 2013. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
- "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.