Stockton North (UK Parliament constituency)
for the House of Commons
Boundary of Stockton North in Cleveland
Location of Cleveland within England
|Major settlements||Stockton-on-Tees, Billingham, Wolviston, Port Clarence and Thorpe Thewles|
|Member of Parliament||Alex Cunningham (Labour)|
|Number of members||One|
|European Parliament constituency||North East England|
Stockton North is a constituency[n 1] covering the town of Stockton-on-Tees in County Durham and other nearby settlements in the Borough of Stockton-on-Tees located north of the River Tees, represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 2010 by Alex Cunningham, a member of the Labour Party.[n 2]
1983-1997: The Borough of Stockton-on-Tees wards of Blue Hall, Charltons, Elm Tree, Glebe, Grange, Hardwick, Marsh House, Mile House, Newtown, Northfield, Norton, Portrack and Tilery, Roseworth, St Aidan's, St Cuthbert's, Whitton, and Wolveston.
1997-2010: The Borough of Stockton-on-Tees wards of Blue Hall, Charltons, Glebe, Grange, Hardwick, Marsh House, Mile House, Newtown, Northfield, Norton, Portrack and Tilery, Roseworth, St Aidan's, St Cuthbert's, Whitton, and Wolviston.
2010–present: The Borough of Stockton-on-Tees wards of Billingham Central, Billingham East, Billingham North, Billingham South, Billingham West, Hardwick, Newtown, Northern Parishes, Norton North, Norton South, Norton West, Roseworth, Stockton Town Centre, and Western Parishes.
The constituency was created for the 1983 general election, partially replacing the former Stockton-on-Tees constituency. The outgoing MP for Stockton-on-Tees was Bill Rodgers, who had held the seat since 1962. He had been a Labour Party member until 1981, when he left to found the Social Democratic Party (SDP).
The 1983 election was the first since Rodgers had left the Labour Party, and he was narrowly defeated by Labour's Frank Cook. Cook held the seat with majorities between 16% and 48% until the 2010 general election, when after 27 years as the MP he was de-selected by his local party. Cook chose to run again however, as an independent candidate. Cook polled less than 5% of the vote, fifth of the seven candidates who stood, and joined four of these in forfeiting his deposit and the seat was held by the Labour Party's next candidate, Alex Cunningham.
The town of Stockton on Tees is a significant exports manufacturing and processing base in the United Kingdom. Stockton North has often in economically troubled times significantly more unemployment than Stockton South: workless claimants, registered jobseekers, were in November 2012 significantly above the national average of 3.8%, at 7.0% of the population based on a statistical compilation by The Guardian compared to 4.5% in Stockton South.
Members of Parliament
Elections in the 2010s
|Liberal Democrat||Sarah Brown||646||1.5||0.7|
|Liberal Democrat||Anthony Sycamore||884||2.2||−13.8|
|North East Party||John Tait||601||1.5||+1.5|
|Liberal Democrat||Philip Latham||6,342||16.1||-2.6|
|English Democrat||Ian Saul||1,129||2.9||N/A|
Elections in the 2000s
|Liberal Democrat||Neil Hughes||6,869||18.9||+7.0|
|Liberal Democrat||Mary Wallace||4,208||11.9||+1.0|
Elections in the 1990s
|Liberal Democrat||Suzanne Fletcher||4,816||10.8||−3.2|
|Conservative||Simon E Brocklebank-Fowler||17,444||32.7||+0.2|
|Liberal Democrat||Suzanne Fletcher||7,454||14.0||N/A|
|Independent Labour||Ken McGarvey||550||1.0||N/A|
Elections in the 1980s
|Social Democratic||Nicholas Bosanquet||9,712||18.3||−11.3|
|Social Democratic||Bill Rodgers||14,630||29.6||N/A|
|Labour win (new seat)|
- Stockton-on-Tees, approximate predecessor, abolished 1983.
- List of Parliamentary constituencies in Cleveland
Notes and references
- "England Parliamentary electorates 2010-2018". Boundary Commission for England. Retrieved 23 March 2019.
- 2010 post-revision map Greater London and metropolitan areas of England
- Unemployment claimants by constituency The Guardian
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "S" (part 5)
- "Stockton North". BBC News. Retrieved 9 June 2017.
- "Alex Cunningham Statement Regarding Upcoming Election". Alex Cunningham. Retrieved 30 April 2017.
- "Stockton Liberal Democrat Candidates".
- "Stockton North". BBC News. Retrieved 15 May 2015.
- "UK General Election results May 2010". Richard Kimber's Political Science Resources. Retrieved 2 February 2011.
- "UK General Election results May 2005". Richard Kimber's Political Science Resources. Retrieved 2 February 2011.
- "UK General Election results 2001: Stockton North". Richard Kimber's Political Science Resources. Retrieved 6 December 2010.
- "UK General Election results 1997: Stockton North". Richard Kimber's Political Science Resources. Retrieved 6 December 2010.
- "UK General Election results April 1992". Richard Kimber's Political Science Resources. 9 April 1992. Retrieved 6 December 2010.
- "UK General Election results June 1987". Richard Kimber's Political Science Resources. Retrieved 14 February 2011.
- "UK General Election results June 1983". Richard Kimber's Political Science Resources. Retrieved 14 February 2011.