The City of Newcastle ASC has had swimmers competing at international level every year since 1982, but it may not survive if its home, the City Pool in the city centre, is closed because of council budget cuts.
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The constituency of Washington and Sunderland West includes the UK's largest car plant, which was opened by Nissan in 1984.
This seat was formed prior to the 2010 General Election, taking in Sunderland city centre and the Ryhope area to the south.
The constituency of Stockton South includes relatively affluent areas like Yarm and Eaglescliffe.