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Constituency Profile: Tynemouth

Labour currently holds Tynemouth Photo: Photo: ITV News Tyne Tees

The coastal seat of Tynemouth is on the northern bank of the Tyne. The seat includes North Shields and other communities along the Tyne that tend to be more industrial and working class. It is a seat that has been dominated by coal mining and shipbuilding.

Labour has represented Tynemouth since 1997. It was previously a Conservative seat from 1950 and the Tories still remain strong at a local level.

Alan Campbell (Labour) won the seat in 1997 after a landslide victory and he is standing again.

The 2010 results:

Labour: 23,860 (45.3%)

Conservative: 18,121 (34.4%)

Lib Dem: 7,845 (14.9%)

BNP: 1,404 (2.7%)

UKIP: 900 (1.7%)

Green: 538 (1.0%)

Majority: 5,739 (10.9%)

The 2015 candidates:

Alan Campbell (Lab)

Glenn Hall (Con)

John Paton-Day (Lib Dem)

Gary Legg (UKIP)

Julia Erskine (Green)

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