Tyneside (UK Parliament constituency)

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Tyneside
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
County Northumberland (now Tyne and Wear)
18851918
Number of members One
Replaced by Wallsend
Created from South Northumberland

Tyneside was a parliamentary constituency in the Tyneside area of north-east England, which returned one Member of Parliament (MP) to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, elected by the first-past-the-post voting system.

The constituency was created by the Redistribution of Seats Act 1885 for the 1885 general election, and abolished for the 1918 general election.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party Notes
1885 Albert Henry George Grey Liberal Elected as a Liberal, but joined the Liberal Unionists when the party split in 1886
1886 Wentworth Blackett Beaumont Liberal
1892 Joseph Albert Pease Liberal One of the Pease family of Darlington
1900 Hugh Crawford Smith Liberal Unionist
1906 J. M. Robertson Liberal Journalist, advocate of rationalism and secularism
1918 constituency abolished

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 1880s[edit]

Albert Grey
General Election 1885: Tyneside[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Albert Henry George Grey 5,782 62.7 n/a
Conservative G Bruce 3,440 37.3 n/a
Majority 2,342 25.4 n/a
Turnout 77.8 n/a
Liberal win (new seat)
General Election 1886: Tyneside[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Wentworth Blackett Beaumont 4,112 50.8
Liberal Unionist Albert Henry George Grey 3,990 49.2
Majority 122 1.6
Turnout 68.4 -9.4
Liberal hold Swing

Elections in the 1890s[edit]

Joseph Pease
General Election 1892: Tyneside[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Joseph Albert Pease 5,468 52.1
Liberal Unionist Arnold Henry White 5,018 47.9
Majority 450 4.2
Turnout 76.4
Liberal hold Swing
General Election 1895: Tyneside[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Joseph Albert Pease 6,066 51.9 -0.2
Liberal Unionist Arnold Henry White 5,631 48.1 +0.2
Majority 435 3.8 -0.4
Turnout 78.3 +1.9
Liberal hold Swing -0.2

Elections in the 1900s[edit]

General Election 1900: Tyneside[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Unionist Hugh Crawford Smith 7,093 51.3
Liberal Joseph Albert Pease 6,730 48.7
Majority 363 2.6
Turnout 74.9
Liberal Unionist gain from Liberal Swing
J. M. Robertson
General Election 1906: Tyneside[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal John Mackinnon Robertson 11,496 62.5 +11.2
Conservative James Knott 6,885 37.5 -11.2
Majority 4,611 25.0 +22.4
Turnout 79.3 +4.4
Liberal gain from Liberal Unionist Swing +11.2

Elections in the 1910s[edit]

General Election January 1910: Tyneside[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal John Mackinnon Robertson 13,158 62.8
Conservative Alfred Henry John Cochrane 7,807 37.2
Majority 5,351 25.6
Turnout 81.5
Liberal hold Swing
General Election December 1910: Tyneside[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal John Mackinnon Robertson 11,693 63.0 +0.2
Conservative Helenus Macaulay Robertson 6,857 37.0 -0.2
Majority
Turnout 72.1 -9.4
Liberal hold Swing +0.2

General Election 1914/15:

Another General Election was required to take place before the end of 1915. The political parties had been making preparations for an election to take place and by the July 1914, the following candidates had been selected;


References[edit]

  1. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1885-1918 (Craig)
  2. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1885-1918 (Craig)
  3. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1885-1918 (Craig)
  4. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1885-1918 (Craig)
  5. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1885-1918 (Craig)
  6. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1885-1918 (Craig)
  7. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1885-1918 (Craig)
  8. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1885-1918 (Craig)