List of Parliamentary constituencies in County Durham
The unitary authorities of Durham and Borough of Darlington are combined for the purpose of parliamentary constituency boundaries, being divided into 7 Parliamentary constituencies– 1 borough constituency and 6 county constituencies. Since the 2019 general election, 4 parliamentary seats are controlled by the Conservative Party and 3 by the Labour Party. Between 1992 and 2019, all 7 seats were held by the Labour Party. With the exception of Darlington, all seats in the current ceremonial county or their predecessors had returned Labour MPs since 1935.
|Constituency||Electorate||Majority||Member of Parliament||Nearest opposition||Electoral wards||Map|
|Bishop Auckland CC||68,170||7,962||Dehenna Davison†||Helen Goodman‡||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||71,271||5,025||Mary Foy‡||William Morgan†||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||66,397||3,294||Peter Gibson†||Jenny Chapman‡||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||61,182||6,581||Grahame Morris‡||Clare Ambrosino†||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||66,796||4,742||Kevan Jones‡||Ed Parson†||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||72,166||1,144||Richard Holden†||Laura Pidcock‡||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||64,325||4,513||Paul Howell†||Phil Wilson‡||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.|
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.
|Name||Pre-2010 Boundaries||Post-2010 Boundaries|
Proposed boundary changes
See 2023 Periodic Review of Westminster constituencies for further details.
In June 2021 the Boundary Commission for England proposed the following constituencies for the combined region of County Durham and Darlington.
- Stockton West
- Bishop Auckland
- City of Durham
- Newton Aycliffe and Sedgefield
- North Durham
- North West Durham
- Seaham and Peterlee
The number of votes cast for each political party who fielded candidates in constituencies comprising Durham in the 2019 general election were as follows:
|Party||Votes||%||Change from 2017||Seats||Change from 2017|
11983 & 1987 - SDP-Liberal Alliance
* Included in Other
Historical results by party
A cell marked → (with a different colour background to the preceding cell) indicates that the previous MP continued to sit under a new party name.
1885 to 1918
|Constituency||1885||1886||88||90||91||1892||93||1895||98||1900||03||04||1906||07||Jan 10||10||Dec 10||12||13||14||15||16||17||18|
|Durham North West||Atherley-Jones||Williams|
|Darlington||Fry||A. Pease||H. Pease||Lincoln||H. Pease||→|
|Durham South East||Havelock-Allan||Havelock-Allan||Richardson||Havelock-Allan||Richardson||Lambton||Hayward|
|Barnard Castle||J. Pease||Henderson|
|The Hartlepools||Richardson||Richardson||C. Furness||Richardson||C. Furness||S. Furness1||Runciman|
|Jarrow||C. Palmer||Curran||G. Palmer|
1918 to 1950
1950 to 1983
|Constituency||1950||1951||53||1955||55||56||1959||62||1964||1966||1970||73||Feb 74||Oct 74||1979||1981||83||Status in April 1974 reform|
|Blaydon||Whiteley||Woof||McWilliam||Transferred to Tyne and Wear|
|Chester-le-Street||Bartley||Pentland||Radice||Part was transferred to Tyne and Wear|
|Durham North West||Murray||Ainsley||E. Armstrong||Remained|
|Gateshead East||Moody||Conlan||Transferred to Tyne and Wear|
|Houghton-le-Spring||Blyton||Urwin||Transferred to Tyne and Wear|
|Jarrow||Fernyhough||Dixon||Transferred to Tyne and Wear|
|Sedgefield||Slater||Reed||Abolished Feb 1974|
|South Shields||Chuter Ede||Blenkinsop||Clark||Transferred to Tyne and Wear|
|Sunderland North||Willey||Transferred to Tyne and Wear|
|Gateshead West||Hall||Randall||Horam||→||Transferred to Tyne and Wear|
|Stockton-on-Tees||Chetwynd||Rodgers||→||Transferred to Cleveland|
|The Hartlepools||Jones||Kerans||Leadbitter||Transferred to Cleveland, named Hartlepool from Feb 1974|
|Sunderland South||Ewart||Williams||Bagier||Transferred to Tyne and Wear|
1983 to present
|City of Durham||Hughes||Steinberg||Blackman-Woods||Foy|
|North West Durham||E. Armstrong||H. Armstrong||Glass||Pidcock||Holden|
- List of Parliamentary constituencies in Cleveland for Hartlepool and Stockton-on-Tees from 1983.
- List of Parliamentary constituencies in the North East (region)
- BC denotes borough constituency, CC denotes county constituency.
- The majority is the number of votes the winning candidate receives more than their nearest rival.
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- 2023 review North East Boundary Commission for England
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