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2010 Results:
Conservative: 8002 (20.63%)
Labour: 20910 (53.91%)
Liberal Democrat: 7163 (18.47%)
BNP: 2709 (6.98%)
Majority: 12908 (33.28%)

Notional 2005 Results:
Labour: 21102 (59.8%)
Liberal Democrat: 7735 (21.9%)
Conservative: 4559 (12.9%)
Other: 1918 (5.4%)
Majority: 13367 (37.9%)

Actual 2005 result
Conservative: 4807 (14.1%)
Labour: 20554 (60.5%)
Liberal Democrat: 6650 (19.6%)
UKIP: 1567 (4.6%)
Other: 400 (1.2%)
Majority: 13904 (40.9%)

2001 Result
Conservative: 5056 (14.7%)
Labour: 22777 (66.1%)
Liberal Democrat: 5182 (15%)
UKIP: 716 (2.1%)
Other: 748 (2.2%)
Majority: 17595 (51%)

1997 Result
Conservative: 6564 (14.9%)
Labour: 28497 (64.9%)
Liberal Democrat: 4865 (11.1%)
Referendum: 1034 (2.4%)
Other: 2982 (6.8%)
Majority: 21933 (49.9%)

Boundary changes:

Profile:

portraitCurrent MP: Stephen Hepburn(Labour) (more information at They work for you)

2010 election candidates:
portraitJeff Milburn (Conservative) Educated at South Tyneside College. Self employed in the motor industry. South Tyneside councillor.
portraitStephen Hepburn(Labour) (more information at They work for you)
portraitTom Appleby (Liberal Democrat)
portraitAndy Swaddle (BNP)

2001 Census Demographics

Total 2001 Population: 83743
Male: 48.4%
Female: 51.6%
Under 18: 22.7%
Over 60: 22.8%
Born outside UK: 1.7%
White: 98.4%
Asian: 0.8%
Mixed: 0.5%
Other: 0.2%
Christian: 83.8%
Full time students: 2.6%
Graduates 16-74: 12.5%
No Qualifications 16-74: 35.7%
Owner-Occupied: 58%
Social Housing: 37.8% (Council: 33.6%, Housing Ass.: 4.2%)
Privately Rented: 2.7%
Homes without central heating and/or private bathroom: 2%

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