Redcar (UK Parliament constituency)
for the House of Commons
Boundary of Redcar in Cleveland.
Location of Cleveland within England.
|County||Redcar and Cleveland|
|Electorate||67,195 (December 2010)|
|Member of parliament||Anna Turley (Labour)|
|Number of members||One|
|European Parliament constituency||North East England|
The constituency was created in 1974 and held by the Labour Party, other than a period between 2010 and May 2015 when it was held by the Liberal Democrats.
1974-1983: The County Borough of Teesside wards of Coatham, Eston Grange, Kirkleatham, Ormesby, Redcar, and South Bank.
1983-1997: The Borough of Langbaurgh wards of Bankside, Church Lane, Coatham, Dormanstown, Eston, Grangetown, Kirkleatham, Newcomen, Normanby, Ormesby, Overfields, Redcar, South Bank, Teesville, and West Dyke.
1997-2010: The Borough of Langbaurgh-on-Tees wards of Coatham, Dormanstown, Eston, Grangetown, Kirkleatham, Longbeck, Newcomen, Normanby, Ormesby, Redcar, St Germain's, South Bank, Teesville, and West Dyke.
2010-present: The Borough of Redcar and Cleveland wards of Coatham, Dormanstown, Eston, Grangetown, Kirkleatham, Longbeck, Newcomen, Normanby, Ormesby, St Germain’s, South Bank, Teesville, West Dyke, and Zetland.
The Redcar constituency on the Cleveland coast is formed from parts of the Redcar and Cleveland district.
It takes its name from the coastal resort of Redcar although much of the population lives in the traditionally solid Labour areas between Redcar and Middlesbrough (such as Grangetown, Eston, Normanby, Ormesby and South Bank). It also includes Dormanstown, Kirkleatham and Marske-by-the-Sea. Once held by the former Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Mo Mowlam, the seat was gained by the Liberal Democrats in the 2010 general election on a massive 21.8% swing from Labour. In 2015, however, the sitting MP Ian Swales did not seek re-election, and Labour regained the seat on another huge swing of 18.9% away from the Liberal Democrats, who polled just ahead of UKIP in fourth.
The constituency had a slightly higher unemployment at the end of 2012 than the North-East average. However, it had a significantly lower claimant count, owing to its exports and manufacturing industry, than nearby Middlesbrough. Average incomes based on the latest income (2001 census figures) available, not markedly lower than the national average.
Members of Parliament
|Feb 1974||James Tinn||Labour|
|2010||Ian Swales||Liberal Democrats|
Elections in the 2010s
|General Election 2015: Redcar|
|Labour Co-op||Anna Turley||17,946||43.9||+11.1|
|Liberal Democrat||Josh Mason||7,558||18.5||-26.7|
|North East Party||Philip Lockey||389||1.0||+1.0|
|Labour gain from Liberal Democrat||Swing||18.9|
|General Election 2010: Redcar|
|Liberal Democrat||Ian Swales||18,955||45.2||+25.0|
|Liberal Democrat gain from Labour||Swing||21.8|
Elections in the 2000s
|General Election 2005: Redcar|
|Liberal Democrat||Ian Swales||7,852||20.2||+7.6|
|Socialist Labour||John Taylor||159||0.4||-1.6|
|General Election 2001: Redcar|
|Liberal Democrat||Stan Wilson||4,817||12.6||+3.1|
|Socialist Labour||John Taylor||772||2.0||N/A|
Elections in the 1990s
|General Election 1997: Redcar|
|Liberal Democrat||Joyce Benbow||4,679||9.6||-2.3|
|General Election 1992: Redcar|
|Liberal Democrat||Chris Abbott||5,789||11.9||−9.4|
Elections in the 1980s
|General Election 1987: Redcar|
|Social Democratic||G. Nightingale||10,298||21.36|
|General Election 1983: Redcar|
|Social Democratic||G. Nightingale||11,614||25.69|
Elections in the 1970s
|General Election 1979: Teesside, Redcar|
|General Election October 1974: Teesside, Redcar|
|General Election February 1974: Teesside, Redcar|
|Labour win (new seat)|
Notes and references
- "Electorate Figures - Boundary Commission for England". 2011 Electorate Figures. Boundary Commission for England. 4 March 2011. Retrieved 13 March 2011.
- Unemployment claimants by constituency The Guardian
- 2001 Census
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "R" (part 1)[self-published source][better source needed]
- "Redcar". BBC News. Retrieved 15 May 2015.
- "UK > England > North East > Redcar". Election 2010. BBC. 7 May 2010. Retrieved 10 May 2010.
- "Politics Resources". Election 1992. Politics Resources. 9 April 1992. Retrieved 2010-12-06.