Gateshead

Parliamentary constituency
LAB HOLD

Results

Labour
, with candidate Ian Mearns
, have the following results:
  • 21,549 total votes taken.
  • 56.8% share of the total vote
  • +2.6% change in share of the votes
UKIP
, with candidate John Tennant
, have the following results:
  • 6,765 total votes taken.
  • 17.8% share of the total vote
  • +14.9% change in share of the votes
Conservative
, with candidate Tom Smith
, have the following results:
  • 5,502 total votes taken.
  • 14.5% share of the total vote
  • -0.4% change in share of the votes
Liberal Democrat
, with candidate Frank Hindle
, have the following results:
  • 2,585 total votes taken.
  • 6.8% share of the total vote
  • -14.5% change in share of the votes
Green Party
, with candidate Andy Redfern
, have the following results:
  • 1,548 total votes taken.
  • 4.1% share of the total vote
  • +3.1% change in share of the votes

Change compared with 2010

LAB majority: 14,784 39.0%
Turnout
59.4%

Vote share

Party %
LAB 56.8
UKIP 17.8
CON 14.5
LD 6.8
GRN 4.1

Vote share change since 2010

-%
+%
UKIP
+14.9
GRN
+3.1
LAB
+2.6
CON
-0.4
LD
-14.5

Latest updates Gateshead

08.05.2015

06:39

Majority increases

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Labour's Ian Mearns saw his majority in Gateshead rise by 2,235 to 14,784, 56.8% of the votes.

UKIP's John Tennant surged into second with 17.8%, a rise of 14.9% since 2010.

Frank Hindle's Liberal Democrat share dropped from 21.3% to 6.8% finishing fourth behind Conservative Tom Smith.

03:59
Breaking

Labour hold

Ian Mearns has held Gateshead for Labour.

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Constituency profile

Gateshead, positioned to the south of Newcastle-upon-Tyne in Tyne and Wear, is known for its iconic architecture, such as the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, but has pockets of deprivation. The principal businesses include Komatsu (UK), International Paint and Myson Radiators. In addition, the Metro Centre provides plentiful employment opportunities.

The seat was a new arrival at the 2010 election. It incorporated wards from the two old constituencies of Gateshead East and Washington West, and Tyne Bridge, which ceased to exist. In 2010, Ian Mearns won for Labour with 54.1% of the vote; the Liberal Democrats got 21.3%; the Conservatives 14.9% and BNP 4.7%.

There are no adults in employment in 38.9% of households in this seat, according to ONS 2011 Census data for England and Wales. At 27%, Gateshead also has the eighth-highest constituency ranking for the proportion of people renting property from the council.