Easington (UK Parliament constituency)


Easington (UK Parliament constituency)

UK constituency infobox
Name = Easington
Map1 = Easington
Map2 = Durham
Type = County
Year = 1950
Entity = County Durham
County = County Durham
EP = North East England
MP = John Cummings
Party = Labour

Easington is a county 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.

Boundaries

The constituency comprises the majority of the district of the same name, which takes in the coastal portion of the administrative county of Durham. The principal towns are Peterlee and Seaham. A seat of former mining traditions,it is one of Labour's safest in Britain; former party firebrand Manny Shinwell was MP here for many years.

Boundary review

Following their review of parliamentary representation in County Durham, the Boundary Commission for England has made only minor changes to the boundaries of Easington constituency (on the southern part of the boundary with Sedgefield constituency). It is to be fought at the 2009 or 2010 UK general election.

It has often been said that because the seat was so safe, that a 'dog wearing a red collar' could win it for Labour. Although this has never been actually tested, it is probably true.

The electoral wards used to create the seat are:
*Acre Rigg, Blackhalls, Dawdon, Dene House, Deneside, Easington Colliery, Easington Village and South Hetton, Eden Hill, Haswell and Shotton, Horden North, Horden South, Howletch, Hutton Henry, Murton East, Murton West, Passfield, Seaham Harbour and Seaham North.

Members of Parliament

*"Constituency created" (1950)

Next election

John Cummings announced in 2006 that he would not contest the next election, [cite news |url=http://www.journallive.co.uk/north-east-news/todays-news/2006/10/10/labour-stalwart-is-to-step-down-61634-17901254/ |title=Labour stalwart is to step down |author= |work=The Journal (Newcastle-upon-Tyne) |date=10 October 2006 |page=7 |accessdate=2007-12-26] and in September 2007 the Easington Constituency Labour Party selected local district councillor Grahame Morris as its candidate. [cite news |url=http://www.hartlepoolmail.co.uk/9772/New-standard-bearer-for-Labour.3175639.jp |title=New standard bearer for Labour in Easington |author=John Cummings |work=Hartlepool Mail |date=5 September 2007 |accessdate=2007-12-26]

Elections

Election box begin | title=Confirmed candidates for the next UK general election [ [http://ukpollingreport.co.uk/guide/seat-profiles/easington] , UKPollingReport] Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = Martyn Aiken
votes =
percentage =
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Grahame Morris
votes =
percentage =
change =

Election box begin
title=General Election 2005: Easington
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = John Cummings
votes = 22,733
percentage = 71.4
change = -5.4
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Christopher Ord
votes = 4,097
percentage = 12.9
change = +2.6
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Lucille Nicholson
votes = 3,400
percentage = 10.7
change = +0.4
Election box candidate with party link
party = British National Party
candidate = Ian McDonald
votes = 1,042
percentage = 3.3
change = +3.3
Election box candidate with party link
party = Socialist Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Dave Robinson
votes = 583
percentage = 1.8
change = -0.7
Election box majority
votes = 18,636
percentage = 58.5
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 31,855
percentage = 52.1
change = -1.5
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing = -4.0

Election box begin
title=General Election 2001: Easington
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = John Cummings
votes = 25,360
percentage = 76.8
change = -3.4
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Philip Lovel
votes = 3,411
percentage = 10.3
change = +1.8
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Christopher Ord
votes = 3,408
percentage = 10.3
change = +3.1
Election box candidate with party link
party = Socialist Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Dave Robinson
votes = 831
percentage = 2.5
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 21,949
percentage = 66.5
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 33,010
percentage = 53.6
change = -13.4
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

References

ee also

*List of Parliamentary constituencies in County Durham


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