Blyth (UK Parliament Constituency)
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Blyth UK Parliament Constituency
Blyth Valley
County constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Blyth Valley in Northumberland
Outline map
Location of Northumberland within England
CountyNorthumberland
Population82,174 (2011 UK Census)[1]
Electorate63,173 (December 2010)[2]
Major settlementsBlyth, Cramlington, Seaton Delaval
Current constituency
Created1950
Member of ParliamentIan Levy (Conservative)
Number of membersOne
Created fromMorpeth

Blyth Valley, formerly known as Blyth, is a constituency[n 1] represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 2019 by Ian Levy, a Conservative.[n 2]

History

The constituency was established in 1950 as "Blyth", and renamed in 1983. In the 2019 UK general election, Blyth Valley was the third seat to declare and the first Conservative victory of the election,[3] pointing towards many similar Conservative victories in Labour's Red Wall[4] as the night went on.

Boundaries

The constituency is based around the former borough of Blyth Valley, with Blyth as its main town. It contains the wards, as on Northumberland County Council, of Cowpen, Cramlington East, Cramlington Eastfield, Cramlington North, Cramlington South East, Cramlington Village, Cramlington West, Croft, Hartley, Holywell, Isabella, Kitty Brewster, Newsham, Plessey, Seghill with Seaton Delaval, South Blyth, and Wensleydale.

1950-1983: The Municipal Borough of Blyth; and the Urban Districts of Bedlingtonshire, and Seaton Valley.[5]

Boundary review

Following their review of parliamentary representation in Northumberland, the Boundary Commission for England has made only minor changes to the existing constituencies in the region. Blyth Valley remains co-terminous with the boundaries of the former borough of the same name.

Members of Parliament

Elections

Elections in the 2010s

General election 2019: Blyth Valley[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Ian Levy 17,440 42.7 +5.8
Labour Co-op Susan Dungworth 16,728 40.9 -15.0
Brexit Party Mark Peart 3,394 8.3 New
Liberal Democrats Thom Chapman 2,151 5.3 +0.7
Green Dawn Furness 1,146 2.8 +0.6
Majority 712 1.8 N/A
Turnout 40,859 64.6 -2.4
Conservative gain from Labour Swing +10.4
General election 2017: Blyth Valley[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ronnie Campbell 23,770 55.9 +9.6
Conservative Ian Levy 15,855 36.9 +15.2
Liberal Democrats Jeff Reid 1,947 4.6 -1.3
Green Dawn Furness 918 2.2 -1.6
Majority 7,915 18.6 -5.4
Turnout 42,490 67.0 +4.2
Labour hold Swing -2.8
General election 2015: Blyth Valley[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ronnie Campbell 17,813 46.3 +1.8
UKIP Barry Elliott 8,584 22.3 +18.0
Conservative Greg Munro 8,346 21.7 +5.1
Liberal Democrats Philip Latham[10] 2,265 5.9 -21.3
Green Dawn Furness[11] 1,453 3.8 New
Majority 9,229 24.0 +6.7
Turnout 38,461 62.8 +2.8
Labour hold Swing -8.1
General election 2010: Blyth Valley[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ronnie Campbell 17,156 44.5 −10.5
Liberal Democrats Jeff Reid 10,488 27.2 −3.9
Conservative Barry Flux 6,412 16.6 +2.7
BNP Steve Fairbairn 1,699 4.4 New
UKIP Jim Condon 1,665 4.3 New
Independent Barry Elliott 819 2.1 New
English Democrat Allan White 327 0.8 New
Majority 6,668 17.3 -6.5
Turnout 38,566 60.0 +3.8
Labour hold Swing -3.3

Elections in the 2000s

General election 2005: Blyth Valley[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ronnie Campbell 19,659 55.0 −4.7
Liberal Democrats Jeffrey Reid 11,132 31.1 +6.7
Conservative Michael Windridge 4,982 13.9 −2.0
Majority 8,527 23.8 −11.5
Turnout 35,773 56.2 +1.5
Labour hold Swing -5.7
General election 2001: Blyth Valley[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ronnie Campbell 20,627 59.7 −4.5
Liberal Democrats Jeffrey Reid 8,439 24.4 +2.0
Conservative Wayne Daley 5,484 15.9 +2.5
Majority 12,188 35.3 −6.6
Turnout 34,550 54.7 −14.1
Labour hold Swing −3.2

Elections in the 1990s

General election 1997: Blyth Valley[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ronnie Campbell 27,276 64.2 +14.3
Liberal Democrats Andrew Lamb 9,540 22.5 −11.0
Conservative Barbara Musgrave 5,666 13.3 −2.3
Majority 17,736 41.7 +25.3
Turnout 42,482 68.8 −11.9
Labour hold Swing +12.7
General election 1992: Blyth Valley[16][17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ronnie Campbell 24,542 49.9 +7.4
Liberal Democrats Peter M. Tracey 16,498 33.5 −7.1
Conservative Michael J. Revell 7,691 15.6 −1.3
Green Stephen P. Tyley 470 1.0 New
Majority 8,044 16.4 +14.5
Turnout 49,201 80.7 +2.6
Labour hold Swing +7.3

Elections in the 1980s

General election 1987: Blyth Valley[18]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ronnie Campbell 19,604 42.5 +3.0
SDP Rosemary Brownlow 18,751 40.6 +8.8
Conservative Robert Kinghorn 7,823 16.9 −10.9
Majority 853 1.9 −5.8
Turnout 46,178 78.1 +5.3
Labour hold Swing
General election 1983: Blyth Valley[19]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Ryman 16,583 39.5 −0.6
SDP Rosemary Brownlow 13,340 31.8 New
Conservative Andrew Hargreaves 11,657 27.8 +5.0
Independent S. Robinson 406 0.9 +0.9
Majority 3,243 7.7 −3.6
Turnout 41,986 72.8 −5.5
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1970s

General election 1979: Blyth
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Ryman 25,047 40.1 +3.4
Independent Labour Eddie Milne 17,987 28.8 −7.8
Conservative Emma Nicholson 14,194 22.8 +10.9
Liberal D. Parkin 5,176 8.3 −6.5
Majority 7,060 11.3 +11.2
Turnout 62,404 78.3 -4.0
Labour hold Swing +5.6
General election October 1974: Blyth
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Ryman 20,308 36.7 +8.2
Independent Labour Eddie Milne 20,230 36.6 -2.3
Liberal John Shipley 8,177 14.8 -2.6
Conservative Brian Griffiths 6,590 11.9 -3.2
Majority 78 0.1 N/A
Turnout 55,305 74.3 -5.2
Labour gain from Independent Labour Swing +5.25
General election February 1974: Blyth
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Labour Eddie Milne 22,918 38.9 +38.9
Labour Ivor Richard 16,778 28.5 -43.7
Liberal John Shipley 10,214 17.4 New
Conservative Brian Griffiths 8,888 15.1 -10.7
Majority 6,140 10.4 N/A
Turnout 58,798 79.5 +7.9
Independent Labour gain from Labour Swing +41.3
General election 1970: Blyth[20]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Eddie Milne 36,118 74.2 -4.0
Conservative Anthony J Blackburn 12,550 25.8 +4.0
Majority 23,568 48.4 -8.0
Turnout 48,668 71.6 -2.8
Labour hold Swing -4.0

Elections in the 1960s

General election 1966: Blyth[21]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Eddie Milne 36,493 78.2 +2.3
Conservative William J Prime 10,179 21.8 -2.3
Majority 26,314 56.4 +4.5
Turnout 46,672 74.4 -3.9
Labour hold Swing +2.3
General election 1964: Blyth[22]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Eddie Milne 37,336 75.9 +7.0
Conservative Geoffrey P Davidson 11,832 24.1 +2.5
Majority 25,504 51.9 +4.6
Turnout 49,168 78.3
Labour hold Swing
1960 Blyth by-election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Eddie Milne 23,438 68.9 -5.7
Conservative Dennis Walters 7,366 21.6 -3.8
Independent C. Pym 3,223 9.5 New
Majority 16,072 47.3 -2.0
Turnout 34,027
Labour hold Swing N/A

Elections in the 1950s

General election 1959: Blyth[23]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Alfred Robens 38,616 74.6 +1.5
Conservative Dennis Walters 13,122 25.4 -1.5
Majority 25,494 49.2 +3.0
Turnout 51,738 82.7 +2.4
Labour hold Swing +1.5
General election 1955: Blyth[24]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Alfred Robens 36,522 73.1 -0.6
Conservative Nicholas Ridley 13,429 26.9 +0.6
Majority 23,093 46.2 -1.2
Turnout 49,951 80.3 -5.95
Labour hold Swing +0.6
General election 1951: Blyth[25]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Alfred Robens 39,823 73.7 -1.0
Conservative George Peters 14,184 26.3 0.9
Majority 25,693 47.4 −1.9
Turnout 54,007 86.25 -0.72
Labour hold Swing +0.95
General election 1950: Blyth
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Alfred Robens 40,245 74.7
Conservative L.J. Amos 13,665 25.4
Majority 26,580 49.3
Turnout 53,910 86.97
Labour win (new seat)

See also

Notes and references

Notes
  1. ^ A county constituency (for the purposes of election expenses and type of returning officer)
  2. ^ As with all constituencies, the constituency elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election at least every five years.
References
  1. ^ "Blyth Valley: Usual Resident Population, 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 2015.
  2. ^ "Electorate Figures - Boundary Commission for England". 2011 Electorate Figures. Boundary Commission for England. 4 March 2011. Archived from the original on 6 November 2010. Retrieved 2011.
  3. ^ "Conservatives break Labour's 50-year hold in Blyth Valley". BBC. Retrieved 2019.
  4. ^ Miscampbell, Guy (2019-12-18). "How the Tories won over Workington Man". The Times. ISSN 0140-0460. Retrieved .
  5. ^ Craig, F.W.S., ed. (1972). Boundaries of parliamentary constituencies 1985-1972. Chichester, Sussex: Political Reference Publications. ISBN 0-900178-09-4.
  6. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs - Constituencies beginning with "B" (part 2)
  7. ^ https://www.northumberland.gov.uk/NorthumberlandCountyCouncil/media/Councillors-and-Democracy/Notice%20of%20Elections/General%20Election%202019/Blyth-Valley-Constituency-Person-Nominated.pdf
  8. ^ "Election Data 2015". Retrieved 2019.
  9. ^ "Election Data 2015". Retrieved 2015.
  10. ^ "Candidate is selected". News Post Leader. 6 January 2015. Retrieved 2015.
  11. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-04-02. Retrieved .CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  12. ^ "Election Data 2010". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 26 July 2013. Retrieved 2015.
  13. ^ "Election Data 2005". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 2015.
  14. ^ "Election Data 2001". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 2015.
  15. ^ "Election Data 1997". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 2015.
  16. ^ "Election Data 1992". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 2015.
  17. ^ "Politics Resources". Election 1992. Politics Resources. 9 April 1992. Archived from the original on 24 July 2011. Retrieved .
  18. ^ "Election Data 1987". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 2015.
  19. ^ "Election Data 1983". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 2015.
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Coordinates: 55°07?37?N 1°31?23?W / 55.127°N 1.523°W / 55.127; -1.523


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