Middlesbrough

2015 Result:
Conservative: 5388 (16.5%)
Labour: 18584 (56.8%)
Lib Dem: 1220 (3.7%)
Green: 1407 (4.3%)
UKIP: 6107 (18.7%)
MAJORITY: 12477 (38.1%)

Category: Ultra-safe Labour seat

Geography: North East, Cleveland. Part of Middlesbrough council area.

Main population centres: Middlesbrough.

Profile: Middlebrough is a large industrial town on the south bank of the Tees, traditionally in North Yorkshire. The constituency covers the vast majority of the town itself, with Middlebrough South and East Cleveland taking in only the southernmost fringes of the town. This seat is mostly the more working class and deprived parts of Middlesbrough, including large and poverty stricken estates like Thorntree to the east of the town centre. To the north it contains the large industrial areas along the Tees and the Middlehaven regeneration area.

Politics: East and West Middlesbrough were united into a single seat in 1974 and since then it has been a safe Labour stronghold, represented for almost thirty years by Sir Stuart Bell. In the 2012 by-election following his death Labour held the seat with ease, with UKIP coming second. At a local level politics are more interesting. Middlesbrough has had an elected Mayor since 2002, between 2002 and 2015 the position was held by the independent former police chief Ray Mallon, nicknamed Robocop by the media.

By-Election: There was a by-election in this seat in LAB HOLD. For full details see here.


Current MP
ANDREW MCDONALD (Labour) Born 1958, Acklam. Former solicitor. Former Middlesbrough councillor. First elected as MP for Middlesbrough in 2012 by-election.
Past Results
2010
Con: 6283 (19%)
Lab: 15351 (46%)
LDem: 6662 (20%)
BNP: 1954 (6%)
Oth: 3205 (10%)
MAJ: 8689 (26%)
2005*
Con: 5263 (16%)
Lab: 18562 (58%)
LDem: 5995 (19%)
BNP: 819 (3%)
Oth: 1501 (5%)
MAJ: 12567 (39%)
2001
Con: 6453 (19%)
Lab: 22783 (68%)
LDem: 3512 (10%)
Oth: 969 (3%)
MAJ: 16330 (48%)
1997
Con: 7907 (17%)
Lab: 32925 (71%)
LDem: 3934 (9%)
MAJ: 25018 (54%)

*There were boundary changes after 2005

Demographics
2015 Candidates
SIMON CLARKE (Conservative)
ANDREW MCDONALD (Labour) See above.
RICHARD KILPATRICK (Liberal Democrat)
NIGEL BAKER (UKIP)
HANNAH GRAHAM (Green)
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Comments - 7 Responses on “Middlesbrough”
  1. Great site-but Andy Mcdonald Middlesbrough MP does not have a knighthood-his predecessor Sir Stuart Bell did

  2. 2015 forecast for Middlesbrough

    Lab 55
    UKIP 12
    LD 11
    Con 10
    Others 12

    Turnout 50%

  3. prediction for 2015-

    Lab- 58%
    con- 16%
    Lib- 10%
    UKIP- 10%
    Indy- 4%
    BNP- 2%

  4. Come on Robbie, UKIP will get more than 10% here, I’d predict:
    Labour- 51%
    UKIP- 21%
    conservatives- 16%
    Lib Dems- 7%
    Others- 5%

  5. ah, the smelliest area in the whole of the UK and my prediction for it was that bad. Here’s a marginally more educated , educated guess:

    Lab- 52%
    UKIP- 17%
    Con- 16%
    Lib- 7%
    Peace- 5%
    BNP- 2%
    TUSC- 2%

  6. Labour hold. 15,000 majority

  7. Labour Cllr Terry Lawton has been expelled from the Party here for posting far Right material online.

    He represents Brambles & Thorntree ward.

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