Bishop Auckland (UK Parliament constituency)


Bishop Auckland (UK Parliament constituency)

UK constituency infobox
Name = Bishop Auckland
Map1 = BishopAuckland
Map2 = Durham
Type = County
Year = 1885
Entity = County Durham
County = County Durham
EP = North East England
MP = Helen Goodman
Party = Labour

Bishop Auckland 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. Since 1935 it has elected Labour MPs.

Boundaries

The constituency is located in the southern part of County Durham in the North East of England. It includes the whole of the Teesdale district and parts of Wear Valley district and Sedgefield borough. The constituency includes Barnard Castle, Middleton-in-Teesdale, Bishop Auckland, Shildon, Spennymoor, Tudhoe and surrounding areas.

Boundary review

Following their review into parliamentary representation in County Durham, the Boundary Commission for England has made very minor alterations to the Bishop Auckland seat.

The electoral wards used in the creation of the modified seat, to be fought at the UK general election in 2009 or 2010, are;
*Byerley, Low Spennymoor and Tudhoe Grange, Middlestone, Spennymoor, Sunnydale, Thickley and Tudhoe from Sedgefield
*The district of Teesdale
*Bishop Auckland Town, Cockton Hill, Coundon, Dene Valley, Escomb, Henknowle, West Auckland, and Woodhouse Close from Wear Valley

Members of Parliament

*"Constituency created" (1885)

Election results

Elections in the 1920s

Election box begin
title=Bishop Auckland by-election, 7 February 1929
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Ruth Dalton
votes = 14,797
percentage = 57.1
change = +2.0
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidate = Aaron Charlton Curry
votes = 7,725
percentage = 29.9
change = −15.0
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = H. Thompson
votes = 3,357
percentage = 13.0
change = N/A
Election box majority
votes = 7,072
percentage = 27.2
change = +17.0
Election box turnout
votes = 25,879
percentage = 74.4
change = −6.5
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing = +8.5

Elections in the 1930s

Elections in the 2000s

Election box begin
title=General Election 2001: Bishop Auckland
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Derek Foster
votes = 22,680
percentage = 58.8
change = -7.1
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Fiona McNish
votes = 8,754
percentage = 22.7
change = +2.5
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Chris Foote Wood
votes = 6,073
percentage = 15.7
change = +6.4
Election box candidate with party link
party = Green Party of England and Wales
candidate = Carl Bennett
votes = 1,052
percentage = 2.7
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 13,926
percentage = 36.1
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 38,559
percentage = 57.2
change = -11.2
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

Election box begin
title=General Election 2005: Bishop Auckland
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Helen Goodman
votes = 19,065
percentage = 50.0
change = -8.8
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Chris Foote-Wood
votes = 9,018
percentage = 23.7
change = +8.0
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Richard Bell
votes = 8,736
percentage = 22.9
change = +0.2
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = Margaret Hopson
votes = 1,309
percentage = 3.4
change = +3.4
Election box majority
votes = 10,047
percentage = 26.4
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 38,128
percentage = 56.5
change = -0.7
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing = -8.4

ee also

*List of Parliamentary constituencies in County Durham
*Bishop Auckland by-election, 1929
*The town of Bishop Auckland

References

*cite book |last=Craig |first=F. W. S. |authorlink= F. W. S. Craig |title=British parliamentary election results 1918-1949 |origyear=1969 |edition= 3rd edition |year=1983 |publisher= Parliamentary Research Services |location=Chichester |id= ISBN 0-900178-06-X
* [http://www.angeltowns.com/town/peerage/bcommons3.htm Historical list of MPs: B, part 3] at Leigh Rayment's peerage pages


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