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In North East, redistricting on September 29, 2011 by dadge

This is the first half of my North East region counterproposal. This covers the 14 seats of Northumberland and Tyne & Wear.

First thing I did was move Haltwhistle out of County Durham back into Hexhamshire. This meant I could move Rowlands Gill back into Gateshead. I also swapped Ponteland East with Rothbury. Most of the changes (shown in italics) are minor except when it comes to Newcastle.

North Tyneside’s 2010 constituencies don’t need to change at all so I’ve put them back how they were. This means that, finally, I have a Newcastle-Cramlington area with three seats. It’s tricky to keep the Newcastle seats above the 72,810 limit, but it’s possible without splitting any wards.

The astute among you will have noticed that Cramlington doesn’t actually share a border with Newcastle – there’s a gap of a couple of hundred metres! There are bound to be objections to having a constituency in two parts so I suggest a simple solution: move the Cramlington West ward boundary just a tad…

(If that all sounds too radical for you, here’s a proposal for a Longbenton & Cramlington seat.)

Berwick and Morpeth 73,190
Alnwick 3,197
Amble 3,222
Amble West with Warkworth 3,363
Bamburgh 3,671
Berwick East 3,229
Berwick North 3,162
Berwick West with Ord 2,985
Bothal 3,576
Chevington with Longhorseley 3,431
Lesbury 4,152
Longhoughton 3,047
Lynemouth 3,410
Morpeth Kirkhill 4,157
Morpeth North 3,391
Morpeth Stobhill 3,096
Norham and Islandshires 3,512
Pegswood 3,038
Rothbury 4,157
Shilbottle 3,912
Ulgham 4,135
Wooler 3,347

Blyth 75,359
Ashington Central 3,717
Bedlington Central 3,383
Bedlington East 3,446
Bedlington West 4,359
Choppington 3,631
College 3,741
Cowpen 3,383
Croft 3,310
Hartley 4,043
Haydon 3,711
Hirst 3,540
Isabella 3,378
Kitty Brewster 3,980
Newbiggin Central and East 3,765
Newsham 3,396
Plessey 3,496
Seaton with Newbiggin West 3,531
Sleekburn 3,040
South Blyth 3,381
Stakeford 3,766
Wensleydale 3,362

Hexham 75,022
Crawcrook and Greenside 6,764
Ryton, Crookhill and Stella 6,399
Bellingham 3,277
Bywell 3,558
Corbridge 3,477
Haltwhistle 3,868
Haydon and Hadrian 3,517
Hexham Central with Acomb 3,237
Hexham East 3,435
Hexham West 3,539
Humshaugh 3,772
Ponteland East 3,687
Ponteland North 3,488
Ponteland South with Heddon 3,560
Ponteland West 3,359
Prudhoe East 4,454
Prudhoe West 3,760
South Tynedale 3,956
Stocksfield and Broomhaugh 3,915

Tynemouth 76,618
Chirton 8,267
Collingwood 8,578
Cullercoats 7,513
Monkseaton North 6,996
Monkseaton South 7,686
St Mary’s 6,909
Preston 7,040
Tynemouth 8,407
Valley 8,054
Whitley Bay 7,168

Wallsend 78,617
Battle Hill 8,331
Benton 7,863
Camperdown 7,882
Howdon 8,257
Killingworth 7,935
Longbenton 8,147
Northumberland 6,860
Riverside 7,930
Wallsend 7,766
Weetslade 7,646

Newcastle West and Cramlington 76,709
Castle 7,497
Denton 7,805
Lemington 7,461
Newburn 7,065
Westerhope 7,600
Woolsington 7,837
Cramlington East 4,164
Cramlington Eastfield 3,885
Cramlington North 4,220
Cramlington South East 3,284
Cramlington Village 3,715
Cramlington West 3,922
Holywell 4,043
Seghill with Seaton Delaval 4,211

Newcastle North 74,093
Dene 7,507
Fawdon 7,169
West Gosforth 7,437
East Gosforth 7,297
North Heaton 7,698
South Heaton 6,943
North Jesmond 7,337
South Jesmond 7,003
Kenton 8,032
Parklands 7,670

Newcastle South 74,041
Benwell and Scotswood 8,473
Blakelaw 7,928
Byker 6,953
Elswick 7,231
Fenham 7,908
Ouseburn 7,158
Walker 7,527
Walkergate 7,077
Wingrove 8,047
Westgate 5,739

Gateshead West 79,316
Blaydon 7,357
Bridges 5,702
Chopwell and Rowlands Gill 7,269
Deckham 6,758
Dunston and Teams 6,258
Dunston Hill and Whickham East 6,863
Felling 5,741
Lobley Hill and Bensham 7,251
Saltwell 5,783
Whickham North 6,625
Whickham South and Sunniside 6,850
Winlaton and High Spen 6,859

Jarrow and Gateshead East 79,284
Chowdene 7,214
High Fell 6,580
Low Fell 7,160
Pelaw and Heworth 6,755
Wardley and Leam Lane 6,369
Windy Nook and Whitehills 7,619
Bede 6,097
Fellgate and Hedworth 6,031
Hebburn North 6,502
Hebburn South 6,147
Monkton 6,487
Primrose 6,323

South Shields 78,101
Beacon and Bents 6,862
Biddick and All Saints 6,336
Boldon Colliery 7,340
Cleadon and East Boldon 6,996
Cleadon Park 5,287
Harton 6,828
Horsley Hill 7,024
Simonside and Rekendyke 6,426
Westoe 6,616
West Park 5,869
Whitburn and Marsden 5,833
Whiteleas 6,684

Sunderland Central 76,726
Barnes 8,959
Fulwell 9,211
Hendon 8,744
Millfield 7,656
Pallion 7,602
St Anne’s 8,661
St Michael’s 9,031
St Peter’s 8,566
Southwick 8,296

Washington 74,686
Birtley 6,321
Lamesley 6,849
Castle 8,668
Redhill 8,705
Washington Central 8,998
Washington East 8,856
Washington North 8,824
Washington South 8,275
Washington West 9,190

Houghton 78,342
Copt Hill 8,977
Doxford 7,992
Hetton 8,902
Houghton 9,150
Ryhope 8,227
St Chad’s 7,965
Sandhill 8,514
Shiney Row 10,082
Silksworth 8,533

The Commission’s proposals are here. Map. (enormous pdf) Send your comments to the Commission here.

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