North Tyneside (UK Parliament constituency)

Coordinates: 55°00′29″N 1°32′46″W / 55.008°N 1.546°W / 55.008; -1.546
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North Tyneside
Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of North Tyneside in Tyne and Wear for the 2010 general election
Outline map
Location of Tyne and Wear within England
CountyTyne and Wear
Electorate78,617 (December 2010)[1]
Current constituency
Created1997
Member of ParliamentMary Glindon (Labour)
SeatsOne
Created fromTynemouth and Wallsend
Replaced byCramlington and Killingworth, Newcastle upon Tyne East and Wallsend, Newcastle upon Tyne North and Tynemouth

North Tyneside is a constituency[n 1] represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 2010 by Mary Glindon of the Labour Party.[n 2]

The seat is due to be abolished for the next general election.[2]

History[edit]

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.

Constituency profile[edit]

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%.[3]

Boundaries[edit]

Map
Map of current boundaries

1997–2010: The Borough of North Tyneside wards of Battle Hill, Benton, Camperdown, Holystone, Howdon, Longbenton, Riverside, Valley, and Weetslade.[4]

Apart from Riverside ward, which was transferred from Tynemouth, the constituency was formed from the majority of the abolished Wallsend constituency.

2010–present: The Borough of North Tyneside wards of Battle Hill, Benton, Camperdown, Howdon, Killingworth, Longbenton, Northumberland, Riverside, Wallsend, and Weetslade.[5]

The Wallsend and Northumberland wards moved from Newcastle upon Tyne East and Wallsend which was abolished and replaced by the re-established constituency of Newcastle upon Tyne East. Valley ward was transferred to Tynemouth.

Proposed abolition[edit]

Further to the completion of the 2023 Periodic Review of Westminster constituencies, the seat will be abolished for the next general election, with its contents distributed four ways:[2]

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[6] Party
1997 Stephen Byers Labour
2010 Mary Glindon Labour

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

General election 2019: North Tyneside[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mary Glindon 25,051 49.7 −14.8
Conservative Dean Carroll 15,490 30.7 +3.4
Brexit Party Andrew Husband 5,254 10.4 New
Liberal Democrats Chris Boyle 3,241 6.4 +3.5
Green John Buttery 1,393 2.8 +1.5
Majority 9,561 19.0 −18.2
Turnout 50,429 63.9 −1.8
Labour hold Swing −9.1
General election 2017: North Tyneside[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mary Glindon 33,456 64.5 +8.6
Conservative Henry Newman 14,172 27.3 +8.1
UKIP Gary Legg 2,101 4.0 −12.3
Liberal Democrats Greg Stone 1,494 2.9 −1.5
Green Martin Collins 669 1.3 −1.8
Majority 19,284 37.2 +0.5
Turnout 51,892 65.7 +6.7
Labour hold Swing +0.2
General election 2015: North Tyneside[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mary Glindon 26,191 55.9 +5.2
Conservative Martin McGann 8,997 19.2 +0.9
UKIP Scott Hartley[10] 7,618 16.3 +13.5
Liberal Democrats John Appleby 2,075 4.4 −18.5
Green Martin Collins 1,442 3.1 New
TUSC Tim Wall 304 0.6 New
National Front Bob Batten 191 0.4 −0.9
Majority 17,194 36.7 +8.9
Turnout 46,818 59.0 −0.7
Labour hold Swing +2.2

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.

General election 2010: North Tyneside[11][12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mary Glindon 23,505 50.7 −8.7
Liberal Democrats David Ord 10,621 22.9 +0.9
Conservative Gagan Mohindra 8,514 18.3 −0.3
BNP John Burrows 1,860 4.0 New
UKIP Claudia Blake 1,306 2.8 New
National Front Bob Batten 599 1.3 New
Majority 12,884 27.8 −9.6
Turnout 46,405 59.7 +4.3
Labour hold Swing −4.8

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

2005: Duncan McLellan was Councillor for Weetslade Ward 2005-2012.

General election 2005: North Tyneside[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Stephen Byers 22,882 61.9 −7.6
Conservative Duncan McLellan 7,845 21.2 +6.6
Liberal Democrats Gillian Ferguson 6,212 16.8 +4.4
Majority 15,037 40.7 -14.2
Turnout 36,939 57.2 −0.5
Labour hold Swing −7.1
General election 2001: North Tyneside[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Stephen Byers 26,027 69.5 −3.2
Conservative Mark Ruffell 5,459 14.6 +0.9
Liberal Democrats Simon Reed 4,649 12.4 +1.8
UKIP Alan Taylor 770 2.1 New
Socialist Alliance Pete Burnett 324 0.9 New
Socialist Labour Kenneth Capstick 240 0.6 New
Majority 20,568 54.9 -4.1
Turnout 37,469 57.7 −10.2
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

1997: Michael McIntyre was Councillor for Whitley Bay Ward 1992-2012.

General election 1997: North Tyneside[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Stephen Byers 32,810 72.7
Conservative Michael McIntyre 6,167 13.7
Liberal Democrats Tommy Mulvenna 4,762 10.6
Referendum Michael Rollings 1,382 3.1
Majority 26,643 59.0
Turnout 45,121 67.9
Labour win (new seat)

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  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[edit]

  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. ^ a b "The 2023 Review of Parliamentary Constituency Boundaries in England – Volume one: Report – North East | Boundary Commission for England". boundarycommissionforengland.independent.gov.uk. Retrieved 20 July 2023.
  3. ^ "Unemployment claimants by constituency". The Guardian. London. 17 November 2010. Archived from the original on 2 August 2017. Retrieved 15 December 2016.
  4. ^ "The Parliamentary Constituencies (England) Order 1995". In the County of Tyne and Wear.
  5. ^ "The Parliamentary Constituencies (England) Order 2007". In Tyne and Wear.
  6. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "T" (part 2)
  7. ^ "Tyneside North Parliamentary constituency". BBC News. BBC. Archived from the original on 13 April 2019. Retrieved 24 November 2019.
  8. ^ "North Tyneside". BBC News. Archived from the original on 10 June 2017. Retrieved 9 June 2017.
  9. ^ "Election Data 2015". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  10. ^ "UK Polling Report". Archived from the original on 21 March 2015. Retrieved 25 April 2015.
  11. ^ "Election Data 2010". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 26 July 2013. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  12. ^ http://www.northtyneside.gov.uk/pls/portal/NTC_PSCM.PSCM_Web.download?p_ID=514458[dead link]
  13. ^ "Election Data 2005". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
  14. ^ "Election Data 2001". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
  15. ^ "Election Data 1997". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.

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