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South Shields (UK Parliament constituency)

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South Shields
Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
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Boundary of South Shields in Tyne and Wear.
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Location of Tyne and Wear within England.
County Tyne and Wear
Electorate 63,765 (December 2010)[1]
Current constituency
Created [[United Kingdom general election, 1832#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
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Member of parliament Emma Lewell-Buck
Number of members One
Created from County Durham
Overlaps
European Parliament constituency North East England

South Shields is a borough constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election. It has been represented by Emma Lewell-Buck of the Labour Party since 2013.

Boundaries

The current constituency covers the area of South Shields in the South Tyneside district of Tyne and Wear. Boundary changes at the 2010 general election transferred the community of Whitburn into the South Shields constituency from the neighbouring Jarrow seat.

Members of Parliament

The seat was held from 2001 to 2013 by David Miliband, who served as Foreign Secretary from 2007 until Labour's general election defeat of 2010. On 26 March 2013 Miliband announced his resignation from Parliament in order to take up a post as the head of the International Rescue Committee in New York City.[2]

Election Member[3] Party
1832 Robert Ingham Whig
1841 John Twizell Wawn Whig
1852 Robert Ingham Whig
1868 James Cochran Stevenson Liberal
1895 William Snowdon Robson, later Baron Robson Liberal
1910 by-election Russell Rea Liberal
1916 by-election Cecil Algernon Cochrane Liberal
1918 by-election Joseph Havelock Wilson CBE Coalition Liberal and Trade Unionist
1922 Edward Harney KC Liberal
1929 James Chuter Ede Labour
1931 Harcourt Johnstone Liberal
1935 James Chuter Ede Labour
1964 Arthur Blenkinsop Labour
1979 David G. Clark Labour
2001 David Miliband Labour
2013 by-election Emma Lewell-Buck Labour

With two exceptions (Arthur Blenkinsop and Emma Lewell-Buck) every South Shields MP since 1929 has been a cabinet member at some point in their career. Two of them, Chuter Ede (Home Secretary) and Miliband (Foreign Secretary), have held one of the great offices of state while MP for South Shields. It is the only constituency in existence since the Great Reform Act of 1832 never to have elected a Conservative MP.[4]

Elections

General Election 2015: South Shields
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Emma Lewell-Buck[5] 18,589 51.3 -0.8
style="background-color: Template:UKIP/meta/color; width: 5px;" | [[UKIP|Template:UKIP/meta/shortname]] Norman Dennis[6] 7,975 22.0 N/A
Conservative Robert Oliver 6,021 16.6 -5.0
Green Shirley Ford[7] 1,614 4.5 +2.4
Independent Lisa Nightingale 1,427 3.9 +3.9
Liberal Democrat Gitanjalil (Gita) Gordon[8] 639 1.8 -12.4
Majority 10,614 29.3
Turnout 57.8
Labour hold Swing

Elections 2001-15

Election Political result Candidate Party Votes % ±%
By-election, May 2013 [9][10][11]
Resignation of David Miliband
Electorate: 62,979
Turnout: 24,780 (39.3%) −18.4
Labour hold
Majority: 6,505 (26.3%) −4.1
Emma Lewell-BuckLabour12,49350.4−1.6
Richard Elvin UKIP5,98824.2N/A
Karen Allen Conservative2,85711.5−10.1
Ahmed Khan Independent1,3315.4N/A
Phil Brown Independent Socialist Party7503.0N/A
Lady Dorothy MacBeth Brookes BNP7112.9−3.6
Hugh Annand Liberal Democrat3521.4−12.8
Alan "Howling Laud" Hope Monster Raving Loony1970.8N/A
Thomas Darwood Independent570.2N/A
General Election 2010 [12]
Electorate: 64,084
Turnout: 36,518 (57.7%) +7.0
Labour hold
Majority: 11,109 (30.4%) −10.4
Swing: -6.4% from Lab to Con
David MilibandLabour18,99552.0-8.8
Karen Allen Conservative7,88621.6+4.0
Stephen Psallidas Liberal Democrat5,18914.2-5.0
Donna Watson BNP2,3826.5N/A
Shirley Ford Green7622.1N/A
Siamak Kaikavoosi Independent7292.0N/A
Victor Thompson Independent3160.9N/A
Sam Navabi Independent1680.5N/A
Roger Nettleship Fight for an Anti-War Government910.2N/A
General Election 2005 [13]
Electorate: 59,330
Turnout: 30,206 (42.2%) −7.5
Labour hold
Majority: 12,312 (40.8%) −5.5
David MilibandLabour18,26960.5−2.7
Stephen Psallidas Liberal Democrat5,95719.7+2.9
Richard Lewis Conservative5,20717.2+0.3
Nader Afshari-Naderi Independent7732.6N/A
General Election 2001 [14]
Electorate: 61,285
Turnout: 30,448 (49.7%) −12.9
Labour hold
Majority: 14,090 (46.3%) −10.5
Swing: 5.3% from Con to Lab
David MilibandLabour19,23063.2−8.3
Joanna Gardner Conservative5,14016.9+2.3
Marshall Grainger Liberal Democrat5,12716.8+8.0
Alan Hardy UKIP6892.3N/A
Roger Nettleship Independent2620.9−0.1

Elections 1970–1997

Election Political result Candidate Party Votes % ±%
General Election, 1997 [14]
Electorate: 62,324
Turnout: 38,978 (62.5%) −4.8
Labour hold
Majority: 22,153 (56.8%) +24.5
Swing: 12.2% from Con to Lab
David ClarkLabour27,83471.4+11.6
Mark Hoban Conservative5,68114.6−12.8
David Ord Liberal Democrat3,4298.8−4.0
Alan Lorriane Referendum Party1,6604.3N/A
Ian Wilburn Independent3741.0N/A
General Election, 1992 [15]
Electorate: 59,392
Turnout: 41,619 (70.1%) −0.7
Labour hold
Majority: 13,477 (32.4%) +0.15
Swing: 0.1% from Con to Lab
David ClarkLabour24,87659.8+1.9
Jonathan L. Howard Conservative11,39927.4+1.7
Arthur Preece Liberal Democrat5,34412.8−2.6
General Election, 1987 [16]
Electorate: 60,754
Turnout: 42,975 (70.7%) +4.5
Labour hold
Majority: 13,851 (32.2%) +16.6
Swing: 8.4% from Con to Lab
David ClarkLabour24,88257.9+11.2
Michael Fabricant Conservative11,03125.7−5.2
Margaret Mary Melling Social Democratic6,65415.5−7.2
Edward Grieves Dunn Democrat4081.0N/A
General Election, 1983 [17]
Electorate: 61,924
Turnout: 40,996 (66.2%) −5.0
Labour hold
Majority: 6,402 (15.6%) −10.5
Swing: 3.3% from Lab to Con
David ClarkLabour19,05546.5−10.6
P.J. Groves Conservative15,55130.1−0.1
P.J. Angus Social Democratic9,28822.7+10.7
General Election, 1979 [18]
Electorate: 70,566
Turnout: 50,229 (71.2%) +6.5
Labour hold
Majority: 13,124 (26.1%) −5.4
Swing: 2.7% from Lab to Con
David ClarkLabour28,67557.0+0.7
R. Booth Conservative15,55131.0+6.1
L. Monger Liberal6,00312.0−5.3
General Election, October 1974 [19]
Electorate: 72,584
Turnout: 46,976 (64.7%) −6.9
Labour hold
Majority: 14,825 (31.6%) +8.2
Swing: 4.1% from Con to Lab
Arthur BlenkinsopLabour26,49256.4−3.4
N. S. Smith Conservative11,66724.8−11.6
L. Garbutt Liberal8,10617.3N/A
W. Owen National Front7111.5−2.5
General Election, February 1974 [20]
Electorate: 71,895
Turnout: 51,452 (71.6%) +4.8
Labour hold
Majority: 11,986 (23.3%) +3.0
Swing: 1.5% from Con to Lab
Arthur BlenkinsopLabour30,74058.8+0.4
S. Smith Conservative18,75436.4−3.4
W. Owen National Front1,9583.8N/A
General Election, 1970 [21]
Electorate: 75,129
Turnout: 50,151 (66.8%) −1.7
Labour hold
Majority: 10,231 (20.4%) −9.0
Swing: 4.5% from Lab to Con
Arthur BlenkinsopLabour30,19160.2−4.5
J. McKee Conservative19,96039.8+4.5

Elections 1945–1966

Election Political result Candidate Party Votes % ±%
General Election, 1966 [22]
Electorate: 71,578
Turnout: 49,169 (68.7%) −5.4
Labour hold
Majority: 14,489 (29.5%) +4.7
Swing: 2.4% from Con to Lab
Arthur BlenkinsopLabour31,82964.7+9.6
C. M. Dallas Conservative17,34035.3+4.9
General Election, 1964 [22]
Electorate: 72,697
Turnout: 53,875 (74.1%) −0.3
Labour hold
Majority: 13,350 (24.8%) +8.9
Swing: 4.5% from Con to Lab
Arthur BlenkinsopLabour29,69455.1−2.8
J. Chalmers Conservative16,34430.3−11.7
T. H. C. Wardlaw Liberal7,83714.6N/A
General Election, 1959 [23]
Electorate: 75,538
Turnout: 56,215 (74.4%) −2.8
Labour hold
Majority: 8,939 (15.9%) −3.4
Swing: 1.7% from Lab to Con
James Chuter EdeLabour32,57758.0−1.7
J. Chalmers Conservative23,63842.0+1.7
General Election, 1955 [24]
Electorate: 74,340
Turnout: 53,216 (71.6%) −9.3
Labour hold
Majority: 10,252 (19.3%) −3.0
Swing: 1.5% from Lab to Con
James Chuter EdeLabour31,73459.6+3.7
J. Chalmers Conservative21,48240.4+6.9
General Election, 1951 [25]
Electorate: 74,657
Turnout: 60,111 (80.5%) −1.2
Labour hold
Majority: 13,425 (22.3%) −7.3
Swing: 3.7% from Lab to Con
James Chuter EdeLabour33,63356.0+0.6
J. Chalmers Conservative20,20833.6+6.8
C. J. Kitchell Liberal6,27010.4−5.5
General Election, 1950 [23]
Electorate: 72,463
Turnout: 59,210 (81.7%) +8.6
Labour hold
Majority: 17,555 (29.7%) +10.8
Swing: 5.4% from Con to Lab
James Chuter EdeLabour33,45256.5−2.9
John Chalmers Conservative15,89728.9−13.7
John George Liberal9,44616.0N/A
F. O. Smith Communist4150.7N/A
General Election, 1945 [26]
Electorate: 51,599
Turnout: 37,706 (73.1%) −0.3
Labour hold
Majority: 7,114 (18.9%) +12.6
James Chuter EdeLabour22,41059.4+11.3
D. M. Parry Liberal National15,29640.6

Elections in the 1930s

General Election 1935: South Shields
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour James Chuter Ede 22,031 48.16
Liberal Harcourt Johnstone 12,932 29.27
National Labour Frederick Burden 10,784 23.57
Majority 9,099 19.89
Turnout 72.79
Labour gain from Liberal Swing
General Election 1931: South Shields
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Harcourt Johnstone 30,528 59.81
Labour James Chuter Ede 20,512 40.19
Majority 10,016 19.62
Turnout 80.13
Liberal gain from Labour Swing

Elections in the 1920s

General Election 1929[27]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour James Chuter Ede 18,938 42.2 +0.1
Liberal Hon. Harold Burge Robson 18,898 42.0
Unionist William Nunn 7,110 15.8 n/a
Majority 40 0.2
Turnout 72.9 -2.4
Labour gain from Liberal Swing
General Election 1924[27]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Edward Harney 23,171 57.9
Labour William Lawther 16,852 42.1
Majority 6,319 15.8
Turnout 75.3
Liberal hold Swing
General Election 1923[27]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Edward Harney 22,912 59.3 +19.5
Labour William Lawther 15,717 40.7 +1.0
Majority 7,195 18.6 +18.5
Turnout 73.5
Liberal hold Swing +9.5
General Election 1922[27]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Edward Harney 15,760 39.8 n/a
Labour William Lawther 15,735 39.7 +14.9
National Liberal Joseph Havelock Wilson 8,121 20.5 -54.7
Majority 25 0.1 50.5
Turnout 76.2 +24.9
Liberal hold Swing

Elections in the 1910s

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Havelock Wilson
General Election 1918[27]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal 19,514 75.2 N/A
Labour George John Rowe 6,425 24.8 N/A
Majority 13,089 50.4 N/A
Turnout 51.3 N/A
Liberal hold Swing N/A
  • endorsed by Coalition government
South Shields by-election, 1918
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Joseph Havelock Wilson Unopposed N/A N/A
Liberal hold Swing N/A
South Shields by-election, 1916
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Cecil Cochrane Unopposed N/A N/A
Liberal hold Swing N/A
General Election December 1910 South Shields[28]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Rt Hon. Russell Rea unopposed n/a n/a
Liberal hold Swing n/a
South Shields by-election, 1910[28]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Rt Hon. Russell Rea Unopposed N/A N/A
Liberal hold Swing N/A
General Election January 1910 South Shields[28]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Rt Hon. Sir William Snowdon Robson 9,090 65.2 -8.7
Liberal Unionist Roland Edmund Lomax Vaughan Williams 4,854 34.8 +8.7
Majority -17.4
Turnout 76.1 +3.5
Liberal hold Swing -8.7

Elections in the 1900s

General Election 1906 South Shields[28]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Rt Hon. Sir William Snowdon Robson 9,717 73.9
Liberal Unionist A R Chamberlayne 3,431 26.1
Majority 6,286 47.8 +19.2
Turnout 72.6
Liberal hold Swing
General Election 1900 South Shields[28]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal William Snowdon Robson 7,417 64.3
Conservative R Readhead 4,119 35.7
Majority 3,298 28.6
Turnout 72.0
Liberal hold Swing

See also

References

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