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  Stockton North
INCUMBENT
  PartyLabour
NameAlex Cunningham
Won12/12/2019
Votes17,728 (43.08%)
Margin1,027 (+2.50%)
Term12/13/2019 - 05/02/2024


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Parents > United Kingdom > England > North East > North East  
Established 00, 0000
Disbanded Still Active
ContributorRP
Last ModifiedWishful Thinking May 13, 2005 11:44pm
Description Stockton-on-Tees was split into two Parliamentary constituencies, North and South, in 1983. In North, Labour's Frank Cook defeated the incumbent, SDP 'Gang of Four' member, William Rodgers by just 1,870 votes in a three-cornered contest but has increased his majority steadily up to a peak of 21,357 in 1997. In 2001 it stood at 14,647 (41.3%). The last Conservative to sit here was the former Prime Minister, Harold Macmillan, who represented the seat from 1924-1945 before losing and moving to Bromley via a by-election a few months later. The constituency includes not just the northern part of Stockton but also Billingham, a centre of the chemical industry on the other side of the A19. Unemployment here is twice the national average. There are a large number of council estates, 23.4% of which are rented from the local authority and which are generally strongly Labour. In addition there are some more middle-class pockets such as Northfield, Whitton and Wolviston (a Conservative local election gain in 2003). Lib Dems have representation in Marsh House - otherwise all the council seats in the constituency are Labour-held.

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