Middlesbrough (UK Parliament constituency)


Middlesbrough (UK Parliament constituency)
Middlesbrough
Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Middlesbrough in Cleveland.
Outline map
Location of Cleveland within England.
County Cleveland
Electorate 65,851 (December 2010)[1]
Current constituency
Created 1974 (1974)
Member of Parliament Stuart Bell (Labour)
Number of members One
Created from Middlesbrough East and Middlesbrough West
1868 (1868)1918 (1918)
Number of members One
Type of constituency Borough constituency
Replaced by Middlesbrough East and Middlesbrough West
Created from North Riding of Yorkshire
Overlaps
European Parliament constituency North East England

Middlesbrough 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.

Contents

Boundaries

The boundaries of the constituency are loosely based on the pre 1968 County Borough of Middlesbrough boundaries, which is now defined as the Town of Middlesbrough with the exception of the Easterside and Park End Wards which are within the Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland constituency.

Members of Parliament

MPs 1885-1918

Election Member[2] Party
1868 Henry William Ferdinand Bolckow Liberal
1878 by-election Isaac Wilson Liberal
1892 Joseph Havelock Wilson Independent Labour, later Liberal-Labour
1900 Sir Samuel Alexander Sadler Conservative
1906 Joseph Havelock Wilson Liberal-Labour
January 1910 Penry Williams Liberal
1918 constituency abolished: see Middlesbrough East and Middlesbrough West

MPs since 1974

Election Member[2] Party
Feb 1974 Arthur Bottomley Labour
1983 Sir Stuart Bell Labour

Elections

Elections in the 2010s

General Election 2010: Middlesbrough[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Stuart Bell 15,351 45.9 -11.7
Liberal Democrat Chris Foote-Wood 6,662 19.9 +1.2
Conservative John Walsh 6,283 18.8 +2.3
Independent Joan McTigue 1,969 5.9 +5.9
BNP Michael Ferguson 1,954 5.8 +3.3
UKIP Robert Parker 1,236 3.7 +1.3
Majority 8,689 26.0
Turnout 33,455 51.4 +2.7
Labour hold Swing -6.4


Elections in the 2000s

General Election 2005: Middlesbrough
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Stuart Bell 18,562 57.8 -9.8
Liberal Democrat Joe Michna 5,995 18.7 +8.3
Conservative Caroline Flynn-Macleod 5,263 16.4 -2.7
BNP Ron Armes 819 2.5 N/A
UKIP Michael Landers 768 2.4 N/A
Independent Jackie Elder 503 1.6 N/A
Independent Derrick Arnott 230 0.7 N/A
Majority 12,567 39.1
Turnout 32,140 48.8 -1.0
Labour hold Swing -9.0
General Election 2001: Middlesbrough
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Stuart Bell 22,783 67.6 -3.9
Conservative Alex Finn 6,453 19.1 +2.0
Liberal Democrat Keith Miller 3,512 10.4 +1.9
Socialist Alliance Geoffrey Kerr-Morgan 577 1.7 N/A
Socialist Labour Kai Anderson 392 1.2 N/A
Majority 16,330 48.5
Turnout 33,717 49.8 -15.2
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1990s

General Election 1997: Middlesbrough
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Stuart Bell 32,925 71.43
Conservative L Benham 7,907 17.15
Liberal Democrat A Charlesworth 3,934 8.53
Referendum Party R Edwards 1,331 2.89
Majority 25,018 54.27
Turnout 65.00
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1992: Middlesbrough[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Stuart Bell 26,343 64.1 +4.4
Conservative PR Rayner 10,559 25.7 +0.7
Liberal Democrat Mrs R Jordan 4,201 10.2 −5.1
Majority 15,784 38.4 +3.7
Turnout 41,103 69.8 −1.1
Labour hold Swing +1.9

Elections in the 1980s

General Election 1987: Middlesbrough
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Stuart Bell 25,747 59.70
Conservative R Orr-Ewing 10,789 25.02
SDP–Liberal Alliance P Hawley 6,594 15.29
Majority 14,958 36.68
Turnout 70.95
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1880s

At the 1886 general election, Isaac Wilson (Liberal) was re-elected unopposed.

General Election 1885: Middlesbrough
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Isaac Wilson 6,961 63.3 +1.6
Conservative R. Dixon 4,035 36.7 +14.5
Majority 2,926 26.6 −12.9
Turnout 10,996 79.3
Liberal hold Swing
General Election 1880: Middlesbrough
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Isaac Wilson 4,515 61.7 −7.0
Conservative Samuel Sadler 1,626 22.2 −9.1
Lib-Lab E. D. Lewis 1,171 16.0 N/A
Majority 2,889 39.5
Turnout 7,312 68.7
Liberal hold Swing

Elections in the 1870s

By-election 5 July 1878: Middlesbrough
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Isaac Wilson 5,307 68.7 +9.3
Conservative Samuel Sadler 2,415 31.3 +15.4
Majority 2,902 37.6
Turnout 7,722 65.3 N/A
Liberal hold Swing
General Election 1874: Middlesbrough
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Henry Bolckow 3,719 59.4 N/A
Lib-Lab J. Kane 1,541 19.1 N/A
Conservative W. R. J. Hopkins 996 15.9 N/A
Majority 2,178 34.8 N/A
Turnout 6,256 70.6 N/A
Liberal hold Swing

Elections in the 1860s

At the 1868 general election, the Liberal candidate Henry Bolckow was elected unopposed.

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