List of Parliamentary constituencies in Cleveland

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Cleveland was abolished in 1996 both as a county council and a non-metropolitan county, but the name Cleveland continues to be used unofficially in subsequent boundary reviews as presented by the Boundary Commission for England to describe the area covered by the former county for the purpose of the rules which strongly deter cross-council constituencies (spanning more than one local authority within its area). The area covers the unitary authorities of Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Redcar and Cleveland, and Stockton-on-Tees. The constituency boundaries used up to the 2005 United Kingdom general election were drawn up when it was a county. The area is divided into 6 Parliamentary constituencies – 5 Borough constituencies and 1 County constituency.

Constituencies[edit]

  † Conservative   ‡ Labour

Constituency[nb 1] Electorate[1] Majority[2][nb 2] Member of Parliament[2] Nearest opposition[2] Electoral wards[3][4] Map
Hartlepool BC 70,855 6,940   Jill Mortimer   Paul Williams Hartlepool Borough Council: Brus, Burn Valley, Dyke House, Elwick, Fens, Foggy Furze, Grange, Greatham, Hart, Owton, Park, Rift House, Rossmere, St Hilda, Seaton, Stranton, Throston.
Middlesbrough BC 60,764 8,390   Andy McDonald   Ruth Betson† Middlesbrough Borough Council: Acklam, Ayresome, Beckfield, Beechwood, Brookfield, Clairville, Gresham, Kader, Linthorpe, Middlehaven, North Ormesby and Brambles Farm, Pallister, Park, Thorntree, University.
Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland CC 72,348 11,626   Simon Clarke   Lauren Dingsdale‡ Middlesbrough Borough Council: Coulby Newham, Hemlington, Ladgate, Marton, Marton West, Nunthorpe, Park End, Stainton and Thornton. Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council: Brotton, Guisborough, Hutton, Lockwood, Loftus, Saltburn, Skelton, Westworth.
Redcar BC 66,864 3,527   Jacob Young   Anna Turley Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council: Coatham, Dormanstown, Eston, Grangetown, Kirkleatham, Longbeck, Newcomen, Normanby, Ormesby, St Germain’s, South Bank, Teesville, West Dyke, Zetland.
Stockton North BC 66,649 1,027   Alex Cunningham   Steven Jackson† Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council: Billingham Central, Billingham East, Billingham North, Billingham South, Billingham West, Hardwick, Newtown, Northern Parishes, Norton North, Norton South, Norton West, Roseworth, Stockton Town Centre, Western Parishes.
Stockton South BC 76,870 5,260   Matt Vickers†   Paul Williams Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council: Bishopsgarth and Elm Tree, Eaglescliffe, Fairfield, Grangefield, Hartburn, Ingleby Barwick East, Ingleby Barwick West, Mandale and Victoria, Parkfield and Oxbridge, Stainsby Hill, Village, Yarm.

2010 boundary changes[edit]

Under the Fifth Periodic Review of Westminster constituencies, the Boundary Commission for England decided to retain Cleveland's constituencies for the 2010 election, making minor changes to realign constituency boundaries with the boundaries of current local government wards and to reduce the electoral disparity between Stockton North and Stockton South.

Name Boundaries 1997-2010 Boundaries 2010-present
  1. Hartlepool BC
  2. Middlesbrough BC
  3. Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland CC
  4. Redcar BC
  5. Stockton North BC
  6. Stockton South BC
Parliamentary constituencies in Cleveland
Proposed Parliamentary constituencies in Cleveland

Proposed boundary changes[edit]

See 2023 Periodic Review of Westminster constituencies for further details.

Following the abandonment of the Sixth Periodic Review (the 2018 review), the Boundary Commission for England formally launched the 2023 Review on 5 January 2021 and published their initial proposals on 8 June 2021.[5]

The Commission has proposed that the four unitary authorities which make up the former county of Cleveland be combined with the Borough of Darlington (previously considered with County Durham) to form a Tees Valley sub-division of the North East region. The proposals would involve Redcar being renamed Redcar and Eston, and Stockton South renamed Stockton West. [6][7] The following seats are proposed:

Containing electoral wards in Hartlepool

Containing electoral wards in Middlesbrough

Containing electoral wards in Redcar and Cleveland

  • Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland (part)
  • Redcar and Eston (part)

Containing electoral wards in Stockton-on-Tees

Revised proposals will be published in late 2022 and the final report will be submitted in June 2023.

Results history[edit]

Primary data source: House of Commons research briefing - General election results from 1918 to 2019[8]

2019[edit]

The number of votes cast for each political party who fielded candidates in constituencies comprising Cleveland in the 2019 general election were as follows:

Party Votes % Change from 2017 Seats Change from 2017
Conservative 112,092 43.5% Increase4.7% 3 Increase2
Labour 104,691 40.6% Decrease13.2% 3 Decrease2
Liberal Democrats 10,452 4.1% Increase1.5% 0 0
Greens 2,257 0.9% Increase0.5% 0 0
Brexit 19,837 7.7% new 0 0
Others 8,465 3.2% Decrease1.2% 0 0
Total 257,794 100.0 6

Percentage votes[edit]

Election year 1983 1987 1992 1997 2001 2005 2010 2015 2017 2019
Conservative 35.8 33.8 37.1 25.2 26.3 23.0 27.7 29.0 38.8 43.5
Labour 37.9 44.7 50.0 62.4 59.5 51.9 39.9 43.3 53.8 40.6
Liberal Democrat1 26.2 20.9 12.8 9.8 12.4 19.3 21.4 5.3 2.6 4.1
Green Party - * * * * * - 2.3 0.4 0.9
UKIP - - - * * * 4.3 17.9 4.2 *
Brexit Party - - - - - - - - - 7.7
Other 0.1 0.6 0.2 2.6 1.8 5.8 6.7 2.2 0.2 3.2

11983 & 1987 - SDP-Liberal Alliance

* Included in Other

Seats[edit]

Election year 1983 1987 1992 1997 2001 2005 2010 2015 2017 2019
Conservative 1 2 2 0 0 0 1 1 1 3
Labour 4 4 4 6 6 6 4 5 5 3
Liberal Democrat1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Total 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6

11983 & 1987 - SDP-Liberal Alliance

Maps[edit]

Historical representation by party[edit]

  Conservative   Labour   Liberal Democrats   Social Democratic

Constituency 1983 1987 91 1992 1997 2001 04 2005 2010 12 2015 2017 2019 21
Hartlepool Leadbitter Mandelson Wright Hill Mortimer
Middlesbrough Bell McDonald
Stockton North Cook Cunningham
Redcar Tinn Mowlam Baird Swales Turley Young
Langbaurgh / Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland (1997) Holt Kumar Bates Kumar Blenkinsop Clarke
Stockton South Wrigglesworth Devlin Taylor Wharton Williams Vickers

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ BC denotes borough constituency, CC denotes county constituency.
  2. ^ The majority is the number of votes the winning candidate receives more than their nearest rival.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Baker, Carl; Uberoi, Elise; Cracknell, Richard (28 January 2020). "General Election 2019: full results and analysis". Commons Library. Retrieved 23 April 2020.
  2. ^ a b c "Constituencies A-Z - Election 2019". BBC News. Retrieved 23 April 2020.
  3. ^ "The Parliamentary Constituencies (England) Order 2007, page 4". Office of Public Sector Information. Crown copyright. 13 June 2007. Retrieved 7 November 2009.
  4. ^ Boundary Commission for England pp. 1004–1007
  5. ^ "2023 Review | Boundary Commission for England". boundarycommissionforengland.independent.gov.uk. Retrieved 13 October 2021.
  6. ^ Walker, Jonathan (8 June 2021). "Political map of the North East is set to change as plans redrawn". ChronicleLive. Retrieved 13 October 2021.
  7. ^ 2023 review North East Boundary Commission for England
  8. ^ Watson, Christopher; Uberoi, Elise; Loft, Philip (17 April 2020). "General election results from 1918 to 2019". Retrieved 3 May 2020.