Stockton South (UK Parliament constituency)
for the House of Commons
Boundary of Stockton South in Cleveland.
Location of Cleveland within England.
|County||County Durham, North Yorkshire|
|Electorate||74,521 (December 2010)|
|Major settlements||Stockton-on-Tees, Thornaby-on-Tees, Yarm, Ingleby Barwick and Eaglescliffe|
|Member of parliament||James Wharton (Conservative)|
|Number of members||One|
|Created from||Stockton-on-Tees, Thornaby, Easington and Richmond (Yorks)|
|European Parliament constituency||North East England|
1983-1997: The Borough of Stockton-on-Tees wards of Bishopsgarth, Egglescliffe, Fairfield, Grangefield, Hartburn, Ingleby Barwick, Mandale, Parkfield, Preston, Stainsby, Victoria, Village, and Yarm, and the Borough of Middlesbrough wards of Ayresome, Brookfield, and Kader.
1997-2010: The Borough of Stockton-on-Tees wards of Bishopsgarth, Egglescliffe, Elm Tree, Fairfield, Grangefield, Hartburn, Ingleby Barwick, Mandale, Parkfield, Preston, Stainsby, Victoria, Village, and Yarm.
2010-present: The Borough of Stockton-on-Tees wards of Bishopsgarth and Elm Tree, Eaglescliffe, Fairfield, Grangefield, Hartburn, Ingleby Barwick East, Ingleby Barwick West, Mandale and Victoria, Parkfield and Oxbridge, Stainsby Hill, Village, and Yarm.
Stockton South consists of the south-western half of Stockton-on-Tees and on the same bank, upstream, the town of Eaglescliffe – on the southern bank of the River Tees are the towns of Thornaby-on-Tees, Yarm, and Ingleby Barwick.
- Political history
More "middle-class" than neighbouring Stockton North, and first held by the former SDP-Liberal Alliance very narrowly in 1983, then by a Conservative from 1987 for the next ten years, the seat acted as a bellwether in Labour's landslide in 1997 and its member Dari Taylor retained until the 2010 general election when the Conservative, James Wharton narrowly won the seat. It was the Conservative Party's only gain in the North East.
Workless claimants, registered jobseekers, were in November 2012 lower than the North East average of 5.7% but higher than the national average of 3.8%, at 4.5% of the population based on a statistical compilation by The Guardian.
Members of Parliament
Elections in the 2010s
|Liberal Democrat||Drew Durning||1,366||2.6||-12.5|
|Liberal Democrat||Jacquie Bell||7,600||15.1||−1.0|
|Conservative gain from Labour||Swing||−7.0|
Elections in the 2000s
|Liberal Democrat||Mike Barker||7,171||16.0||+2.4|
|Liberal Democrat||Suzanne Fletcher||6,012||13.6||+4.5|
|Socialist Alliance||Lawrence Coombes||455||1.0||N/A|
Elections in the 1990s
|Liberal Democrat||Peter Monck||4,721||9.2||−5.8|
|Labour gain from Conservative||Swing||+14.0|
|Labour||John McKie Scott||25,049||39.8||+8.6|
|Liberal Democrat||Kay R. Kirkham||9,410||15.0||−18.8|
Elections in the 1980s
|Social Democratic||Ian Wrigglesworth||20,059||33.7||−3.1|
|Labour||John McKie Scott||18,600||31.3||+5.0|
|Conservative gain from Social Democratic||Swing|
|Social Democratic||Ian Wrigglesworth||19,550||36.8||N/A|
|Social Democratic win (new seat)|
- List of Parliamentary constituencies in Cleveland
- Opinion polling for the next United Kingdom general election in individual constituencies
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