Redcar (UK Parliament constituency)
for the House of Commons
Boundary of Redcar in Cleveland
Location of Cleveland within England
|Major settlements||Marske-by-the-Sea, Redcar, Eston, South Bank|
|Member of Parliament||Jacob Young (Conservative)|
|Number of members||One|
The constituency was created in 1974 and was held by the Labour Party from then until 2019, except during a period between 2010 and 2015 when it was held by the Liberal Democrats. It has had a Conservative MP since 2019.
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, the largest swing in England since the Second World War outside of by-elections. 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 with the Conservatives in fourth. In 2019, the seat was one of a number of long standing Labour seats in the north of England which fell to the Conservatives.
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|
|2015||Anna Turley||Labour and Co-operative|
Elections in the 2010s
|Labour Co-op||Anna Turley||15,284||37.4||18.1|
|Brexit Party||Jacqui Cummins||2,915||7.1||N/A|
|Liberal Democrats||Karen King||2,018||4.9||1.8|
|Conservative gain from Labour||Swing||15.4|
|Labour Co-op||Anna Turley||23,623||55.5||11.6|
|Liberal Democrats||Josh Mason||2,849||6.7||11.8|
|Labour Co-op hold||Swing||2.7|
|Labour Co-op||Anna Turley||17,946||43.9||+11.1|
|Liberal Democrats||Josh Mason||7,558||18.5||-26.7|
|North East Party||Philip Lockey||389||1.0||N/A|
|Labour Co-op gain from Liberal Democrats||Swing||+18.9|
|Liberal Democrats||Ian Swales||18,955||45.2||+25.0|
|Liberal Democrats gain from Labour||Swing||+21.8|
Elections in the 2000s
|Liberal Democrats||Ian Swales||7,852||20.2||+7.6|
|Socialist Labour||John Taylor||159||0.4||-1.6|
|Liberal Democrats||Stan Wilson||4,817||12.6||+3.1|
|Socialist Labour||John Taylor||772||2.0||N/A|
Elections in the 1990s
|Liberal Democrats||Joyce Benbow||4,679||9.6||-2.3|
|Liberal Democrats||Chris Abbott||5,789||11.9||−9.5|
Elections in the 1980s
Elections in the 1970s
|Labour win (new seat)|
Notes and references
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