Stockton North includes the northern part of the borough along with nearby villages such as Wolviston.
Unemployment is a big issue in this constituency, along with the much-needed regeneration of Stockton and Billingham.
In October, the Government suspended plans for a new ‘super hospital’ at Wynyard, which was planned to replace those in Stockton and Hartlepool.
The former MP, Frank Cook, stood in Stockton North as an independent in 2010 after he was de-selected by the Labour party.
Alex Cunningham (Labour) won the seat in 2010. He was first elected that year and is standing again.
The 2010 result:
Labour: 16,923 (42.85%)
Conservative: 10,247 (25.94%)
Liberal Democrat: 6,342 (16.06%)
BNP: 1,724 (4.36%)
UKIP: 1,556 (3.94%)
English Democrat: 1,129 (2.86%)
Independent: 1,577 (3.99%)
Majority: 6,676 (16.91%)
The 2015 candidates:
Mandy Boylett (UKIP)
Alex Cunningham (Lab)
Chris Daniels (Con)
Anthony Sycamore (Lib Dem)
John Tait (NEP)