Labour strengthen position in North Tyneside despite national picture

Mary Glindon thanks her supporters after being re-elected MP for North Tyneside. Picture by John Tuttiett.
Mary Glindon thanks her supporters after being re-elected MP for North Tyneside. Picture by John Tuttiett.

Labour’s Mary Glindon has thanked voters after she was re-elected MP for North Tyneside in the General Election.

The former borough councillor increased her share of the vote as Labour strengthened their position in the region despite losses nationally.

Mrs Glindon won with 26,191 votes – a total of 55.94 per cent of the vote, a five per cent increase on the 2010 results.

Conservative candidate Martin McGann was second with 8,997 votes.

The biggest winners on the night was UKIP as candidate Scott Hartley increased the party’s share of the vote from 2.8 per cent to 16.27 per cent.

However, the biggest losers were the Liberal Democrats who slipped from second to fourth, seeing their share of the vote drop from 22.9 per cent to 4.4 per cent – losing their deposit in the process.

After the results were announced, Mrs Glindon thanked all those who had voted for her.

The full result for North Tyneside:-

John Christopher Appleby (Liberal Democrat) 2,075

Bob Batten (National Front) 191

Martin William Collins (Green) 1,442

Mary Theresa Glindon (Labour) 26,191

Scott Alan Hartley (UKIP) 7,618

Martin Terence McGann (Conservative) 8,997

Tim Wall (Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition) 304

Turnout – 59 per cent

Total votes cast – 46818