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The county of Durham, together with the now separate unitary authority of Darlington, is divided into 7 Parliamentary constituencies – 1 Borough constituency in Darlington and 6 County constituencies.

Constituencies[edit]

      † Conservative       ‡ Labour       ¤ Liberal Democrat


Constituency[nb 1] Electorate Majority[nb 2] Member of Parliament Nearest opposition Electoral wards[1][2] Map
Bishop Auckland CC 67,474 5,218   Helen Goodman   Barbara Harrison† Durham County Council: Barnard Castle East, Barnard Castle North, Barnard Castle West, Bishop Auckland Town, Barningham and Ovington, Byerley, Cockfield, Cockton Hill, Cotherstone with Lartington, Coundon, Dene Valley, Eggleston, Escomb, Etherley, Evenwood, Gainford and Winston, Greta, Hamsterley and South Bedburn, Henknowle, Ingleton, Lynesack, Low Spennymoor and Tudhoe Grange, Middlestone, Middleton-in-Teesdale, Ramshaw and Lands, Romaldkirk, Spennymoor, Startforth, Streatlam and Whorlton, Sunnydale, Thickley, Tudhoe. West Auckland, Woodhouse Close.
City of Durham CC 69,926 3,067   Roberta Blackman-Woods Carol Woods¤ Durham County Council: Bearpark and Witton Gilbert, Belmont, Brancepeth, Langley Moor and Meadowfield, Brandon, Carrville and Gilesgate Moor, Cassop-cum-Quarrington, Coxhoe, Crossgate and Framwelgate, Deerness, Elvet, Framwellgate Moor, Neville’s Cross, New Brancepeth and Ushaw Moor, Newton Hall North, Newton Hall South, Pelaw and Gilesgate, Pittington and West Rainton, St Nicholas, Shadforth and Sherburn, Shincliffe.
Darlington BC 65,872 3,388   Jenny Chapman   Edward Legard† Darlington Borough Council: Bank Top, Central, Cockerton East, Cockerton West, College, Eastbourne, Faverdale, Harrowgate Hill, Haughton East, Haughton North, Haughton West, Hummersknott, Lascelles, Lingfield, Mowden, Northgate, North Road, Park East, Park West, Pierremont.
Easington CC 62,562 14,982   Grahame Morris Tara Saville¤ Durham County Council: Acre Rigg, Blackhalls, Dawdon, Dene House, Deneside, Easington Colliery, Easington Village and South Hetton, Eden Hill, Haswell and Shotton, Horden North, Horden South, Howletch, Hutton Henry, Murton East, Murton West, Passfield,

Seaham Harbour, Seaham North.

North Durham CC 68,087 12,076   Kevan Jones   David Skelton† Durham County Council: Annfield Plain, Bournmoor, Catchgate, Chester Central, Chester East, Chester North, Chester South, Chester West, Craghead and South Stanley, Edmondsley and Waldridge, Grange Villa and West Pelton, Havannah, Kimblesworth and Plawsworth, Lumley, North Lodge, Ouston, Pelton, Pelton Fell, Sacriston, South Moor, Stanley Hall, Tanfield, Urpeth.
North West Durham CC 67,298 7,612   Pat Glass Owen Temple¤ Durham County Council: Benfieldside, Blackhill, Burnhope, Burnopfield, Castleside, Consett East, Consett North, Consett South, Cornsay, Crook North, Crook South, Delves Lane, Dipton, Ebchester and Medomsley, Esh, Howden, Hunwick, Lanchester, Leadgate, St John’s Chapel, Stanhope, Tow Law and Stanley, Wheatbottom and Helmington Row, Willington Central, Willington West End, Wolsingham and Witton-le-Wear.
Sedgefield CC 63,917 8,696   Phil Wilson   Neil Mahapatra† Durham County Council: Bishop Middleham and Cornforth, Broom, Chilton, Ferryhill, Fishburn and Old Trimdon, Greenfield Middridge, Neville and Simpasture, New Trimdon and Trimdon Grange, Sedgefield, Shafto St Marys, Thornley and Wheatley Hill, West, Wingate, Woodham. Darlington Borough Council: Heighington and Coniscliffe, Hurworth, Middleton St George, Sadberge and Whessoe.

Boundary changes[edit]

The Boundary Commission for England decided to retain these 7 constituencies for the 2010 election, with minor changes to realign constituency boundaries with the boundaries of current local government wards, and to reduce electoral disparity. Apart from the border between Easington and Sedgefield, the changes are hardly noticeable. These changes will be implemented at the United Kingdom general election, 2010.

Name Pre-2010 Boundaries Post-2010 Boundaries
  1. Bishop Auckland CC
  2. City of Durham CC
  3. Darlington BC
  4. Easington CC
  5. North Durham CC
  6. North West Durham CC
  7. Sedgefield CC
Parliamentary constituencies in Durham
Proposed Revision

Results[edit]

2005 2010
DurhamParliamentaryConstituency2005Results.svg DurhamParliamentaryConstituency2010Results.svg

Party breakdown[edit]

Current seats held by party (percentage)
Year Labour Party Total
2010 7 (100%) 7
2005 7 (100%) 7

See also[edit]

List of Parliamentary constituencies in Cleveland for Hartlepool and Stockton-on-Tees.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ BC denotes borough constituency, CC denotes county constituency.
  2. ^ The majority is the number of votes the winning candidate receives more than their nearest rival.

References[edit]


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