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Stockton North

2010 Results:
Conservative: 10247 (25.94%)
Labour: 16923 (42.85%)
Liberal Democrat: 6342 (16.06%)
BNP: 1724 (4.36%)
UKIP: 1556 (3.94%)
English Democrat: 1129 (2.86%)
Independent: 1577 (3.99%)
Majority: 6676 (16.91%)

Notional 2005 Results:
Labour: 20989 (55%)
Conservative: 8109 (21.2%)
Liberal Democrat: 7066 (18.5%)
Other: 2006 (5.3%)
Majority: 12880 (33.7%)

Actual 2005 result
Conservative: 7575 (20.8%)
Labour: 20012 (54.9%)
Liberal Democrat: 6869 (18.9%)
BNP: 986 (2.7%)
UKIP: 986 (2.7%)
Majority: 12437 (34.1%)

2001 Result
Conservative: 7823 (22.1%)
Labour: 22470 (63.4%)
Liberal Democrat: 4208 (11.9%)
Green: 926 (2.6%)
Majority: 14647 (41.3%)

1997 Result
Conservative: 8369 (18.8%)
Labour: 29726 (66.8%)
Liberal Democrat: 4816 (10.8%)
Referendum: 1563 (3.5%)
Majority: 21357 (48%)

Boundary changes:

Profile:

portraitCurrent MP: Alex Cunningham (Labour) Former head of Communications for Transco, and ran a communications and web design business. Stockton borough councillor.

2010 election candidates:
portraitIan Galletley (Conservative) Freelance writer. Darlington councillor.
portraitAlex Cunningham (Labour) Former head of Communications for Transco, now running a communications and web design business. Stockton borough councillor.
portraitPhilip Latham (Liberal Democrat) Contested Hexham 2001, Durham North 2005.
portraitGordon Parkin (UKIP) Contested Stockton North 2005
portraitJames MacPherson (BNP)
portraitIan Saul (English Democrat) Born Norton. Educated at Blakeston School and London University. Chartered accountant.
portraitFrank Cook (Independent) Born 1935, Hartlepool. Educated at Corby School and De la Salle College. Prior to his election was a construction project manager. First elected as Labour MP for Stockton North in 1983. He was a member of the Campaign Group of left wing Labour MPs. After being deselected he announced after the dissolution of Parliament that he would contest the seat as an Independent.

2001 Census Demographics

Total 2001 Population: 88484
Male: 48.8%
Female: 51.2%
Under 18: 24.4%
Over 60: 20.7%
Born outside UK: 2.6%
White: 98%
Asian: 1%
Mixed: 0.5%
Other: 0.3%
Christian: 81.6%
Muslim: 0.9%
Full time students: 2.6%
Graduates 16-74: 11.8%
No Qualifications 16-74: 36.3%
Owner-Occupied: 65.1%
Social Housing: 27.7% (Council: 23.3%, Housing Ass.: 4.4%)
Privately Rented: 5.3%
Homes without central heating and/or private bathroom: 4.6%

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66 Responses to “Stockton North”

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  1. Did the recent boundary changes move Stockton town centre into this seat? All of the town was of course in one seat until 1983, represented by Harold Macmillan and Bill Rodgers among others, then I believe the town centre was in Stockton South from 1983 until 2010. Maybe a small part of it was in North during that time, but I am not sure.

  2. According to the Bill Rogers entry on wikipedia, 3 seats “rival Liberal and Alliance candidates in the 1983”.

    Any ideas which they were?

  3. Hammersmith, Liverpool Broadgreen were two of them not sure about the third

  4. I think Hackney South & Shoreditch was the other

  5. Did the recent boundary changes move Stockton town centre into this seat? All of the town was of course in one seat until 1983, represented by Harold Macmillan and Bill Rodgers among others, then I believe the town centre was in Stockton South from 1983 until 2010. Maybe a small part of it was in North during that time, but I cannot be sure.

  6. The town centre moved from Stockton South to this seat, Stockton North, at the recent election in May.

  7. Frank Cook didn’t do very well for an MP of 27 years service, polling just 1,577 votes (4%).

    The 1983 declaration in which he defeated Bill Rodgers is on YouTube, Election 1983 Part 14 (as is Shirley Williams’ and Roy Jenkins’ results).

  8. That footage annoyed me a bit because I wanted to see what Frank Cook looked like in 1983 but he’s just out of shot the whole time.

  9. I’m curious as to AW’s notionals for the new Stockton & Billingham constituency:

    Lab 22898
    Con 18830
    LibD 7039

    Where did all those Conservative votes come from?

    I would have thought the most Conservative parts of Stockton S were to be in Sedgefield & Yarm.

  10. Their strongest wards in the proposed constituency seems to be:

    Billingham West
    Fairfield
    Hartburn
    Northern Parishes

    All won easily in May 2011 local elections.
    In 2007 locals they also won
    Grangefield

    There’s a LD ward at local level (Bishopsgarth & Elm Tree) and one LD/Ind/Lab. But the rest (9 wards) has all been Labour in both 2007 and 2011

  11. Former Stockton North MP Frank Cook has died age 76.

  12. ‘The town centre moved from Stockton South to this seat, Stockton North, at the recent election in May.’

    Was it in South from 1983 or 1997?

  13. I’d be obliged if yuou could update this- I no longer run a business devoting myself to being the MP for Stockton North. thank you.

    Alex

  14. Which seats was Billingham in before 1983?

  15. It was in Stockton from 1974. Before that Sedgefield

  16. Thanks!

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