Newcastle upon Tyne East

Parliamentary constituency
LAB HOLD

Results

Labour
, with candidate Nick Brown
, have the following results:
  • 19,378 total votes taken.
  • 49.4% share of the total vote
  • +4.4% change in share of the votes
Conservative
, with candidate Duncan Crute
, have the following results:
  • 6,884 total votes taken.
  • 17.6% share of the total vote
  • +1.5% change in share of the votes
UKIP
, with candidate David Robinson-Young
, have the following results:
  • 4,910 total votes taken.
  • 12.5% share of the total vote
  • +12.5% change in share of the votes
Liberal Democrat
, with candidate Wendy Taylor
, have the following results:
  • 4,332 total votes taken.
  • 11.0% share of the total vote
  • -22.2% change in share of the votes
Green Party
, with candidate Andrew Gray
, have the following results:
  • 3,426 total votes taken.
  • 8.7% share of the total vote
  • +7.1% change in share of the votes
TUSC
, with candidate Paul Phillips
, have the following results:
  • 170 total votes taken.
  • 0.4% share of the total vote
  • +0.4% change in share of the votes
Communist Party of Britain
, with candidate Mollie Stevenson
, have the following results:
  • 122 total votes taken.
  • 0.3% share of the total vote
  • -0.2% change in share of the votes

Change compared with 2010

LAB majority: 12,494 31.9%
Turnout
52.9%

Vote share

Party %
LAB 49.4
CON 17.6
UKIP 12.5
LD 11.0
GRN 8.7
TUSC 0.4

Vote share change since 2010

-%
+%
UKIP
+12.5
GRN
+7.1
LAB
+4.4
CON
+1.5
TUSC
+0.4
LD
-22.2

Latest updates Newcastle upon Tyne East

09.05.2016

10:33

UKIP beheading threat man wins appeal

A man given a community order for threatening to behead a UKIP election candidate in Newcastle wins his appeal against his conviction and sentence.

08.05.2015

01:15

Lib Dems collapse

Richard Moss
Political editor, North East & Cumbria
tweet

tweets: Lib Dems collapse to fourth in Newcastle East down 22% in a city they used to control. #GE2015

01:11

Heavy defeat

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The Liberal Democrats suffered another heavy defeat in the North East after finishing fourth in Newcastle upon Tyne East.

Wendy Taylor saw the party's share of the votes drop from 33% in 2010 to 11% this time around. UKIP's David Robinson-Young secured 12.5% of the votes, with the Conservatives' Duncan Crute getting 17.6% and Labour's Nick Brown 49.4%.

01:05
Breaking

Labour holds

More early success for Labour as Nick Brown, MP since 1983, is re-elected in Newcastle upon Tyne East.

00:52

Further wait in Newcastle

Nisha Joshi
BBC Look North
tweet

tweets: Still waiting for Newcastle East result...

00:33

First Newcastle result due

Sharon Barbour
BBC Look North
tweet

tweets: Newcastle upon Tyne East set to declare in around 5 mins

00:10

Large turnout

Fergus Hewison
BBC Newcastle political reporter
tweet

tweets: "It's getting later. First declaration in Newcastle may not be until around 12.30 due to large turnout. #GE2015"

07.05.2015

23:54

Results due after midnight

Sharon Barbour
BBC Look North
tweet

tweets: 3 Newcastle results now not likely before 12:30

22:28

Count under way

Nisha Joshi
BBC Look North
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The count is under way at Sport Central in Newcastle with organisers hoping to be the second quickest in the country to declare their first result after their near neighbours Sunderland.

They hope to have their first results between 23:30 and midnight.

30.04.2015

11:41

Man denies UKIP beheading threat

A man appears in court accused of threatening to behead a UKIP election candidate in Newcastle.
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Constituency profile

Located in the North East of England is the seat of Newcastle Upon Tyne East. The constituency is primarily made up of large residential areas, including Byker - best known for the BBC1 children's drama Byker Grove, which launched the careers of TV favourites Ant and Dec.

The great shipbuilding industry of the Tyne has declined from its glory days - the Swan Hunter shipyard ceased operations in 2006. Instead, the service and retail sectors are now important for jobs. With two universities in Newcastle, one in five of the population is a student - the seventh highest proportion of all constituencies in England and Wales, according to ONS 2011 Census figures. Social housing accounts for one in three homes; one in four is rented privately.

Labour's Nick Brown has been MP here since 1983. In 2010, he held the seat with 45% of the votes; Liberal Democrats got 33.3%, Conservatives 16% and BNP 3.5%.