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Newcastle upon Tyne East

2010 Results:
Conservative: 6068 (16.04%)
Labour: 17043 (45.04%)
Liberal Democrat: 12590 (33.27%)
BNP: 1342 (3.55%)
Green: 620 (1.64%)
Others: 177 (0.47%)
Majority: 4453 (11.77%)

Notional 2005 Results:
Labour: 17256 (50.9%)
Liberal Democrat: 11363 (33.5%)
Conservative: 4185 (12.3%)
Other: 1121 (3.3%)
Majority: 5893 (17.4%)

Actual 2005 result
Conservative: 3532 (11.1%)
Labour: 17462 (55.1%)
Liberal Democrat: 9897 (31.2%)
Other: 787 (2.5%)
Majority: 7565 (23.9%)

2001 Result
Conservative: 3873 (11.8%)
Labour: 20642 (63.1%)
Liberal Democrat: 6419 (19.6%)
Green: 651 (2%)
Other: 1109 (3.4%)
Majority: 14223 (43.5%)

1997 Result
Conservative: 5796 (13.9%)
Labour: 29607 (71.2%)
Liberal Democrat: 4415 (10.6%)
Referendum: 966 (2.3%)
Other: 805 (1.9%)
Majority: 23811 (57.3%)

Boundary changes:

Profile:

portraitCurrent MP: Nick Brown(Labour) born Hawkhurst, Kent. Educated at Manchester University. Prior to his election was a trade union legal advisor. Former Newcastle councillor. First elected as MP for Newcastle upon Tyne East in 1983. Deputy Opposition Chief Whip 1995-1997, Government Chief Whip 1997-1998. Secretary of State for Agriculture 1998-2001. Minister of State for Work 2001-2003, when he left the government. One of Gordon Brown`s closest allies, he organised a rebellion over student finance in 2004 and was widely seen as the chief of Brown`s supporters in the Labour ranks. Upon Brown accession as PM he returned to the government as Deputy Chief Whip in 2007 and was reappointed Chief Whip, a position he had left 10 years before, in 2008 (more information at They work for you)

2010 election candidates:
portraitDominic Llewellyn (Conservative) Educated at Newcastle University. Works for a social reform design company.
portraitNick Brown(Labour) born Hawkhurst, Kent. Educated at Manchester University. Prior to his election was a trade union legal advisor. Former Newcastle councillor. First elected as MP for Newcastle upon Tyne East in 1983. Deputy Opposition Chief Whip 1995-1997, Government Chief Whip 1997-1998. Secretary of State for Agriculture 1998-2001. Minister of State for Work 2001-2003, when he left the government. One of Gordon Brown`s closest allies, he organised a rebellion over student finance in 2004 and was widely seen as the chief of Brown`s supporters in the Labour ranks. Upon Brown accession as PM he returned to the government as Deputy Chief Whip in 2007 and was reappointed Chief Whip, a position he had left 10 years before, in 2008 (more information at They work for you)
portraitWendy Taylor (Liberal Democrat) Newcastle councillor.
portraitAndrew Gray (Green)
portraitAlan Spence (BNP)
portraitMartin Levy (Communist) President of Newcastle TUC. Contested Newcastle East 1997, 2001, 2005. Contested North East 2009 European elections for No2EU.

2001 Census Demographics

Total 2001 Population: 88268
Male: 47.8%
Female: 52.2%
Under 18: 22%
Over 60: 23.2%
Born outside UK: 3.9%
White: 96.8%
Black: 0.2%
Asian: 1.6%
Mixed: 0.6%
Other: 0.7%
Christian: 77.9%
Muslim: 1.2%
Full time students: 3.7%
Graduates 16-74: 18%
No Qualifications 16-74: 33.3%
Owner-Occupied: 66.1%
Social Housing: 26.5% (Council: 24%, Housing Ass.: 2.6%)
Privately Rented: 5.4%
Homes without central heating and/or private bathroom: 3.3%

NB - The constituency guide is now archived and is no longer being updated. It will be replaced by a new guide in 2013, once the fate of the boundary review is finally settled.