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The Gateshead constituency has a total population of 94,657, of which 75,255 are eligible (18+) to vote (79.5%).
Gateshead ranks 534th in a list of the largest constituencies in the UK (geographical size), and 360th in a list of the largest constituencies by population size.
James Ian Mearns (born 21 April 1957) is a British Labour Party politician who is the Member of Parliament (MP) for Gateshead. He was first elected at the 2010 general election.
Wikipedia page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ian_Mearns
Election turnout for the Gateshead constituency in 2015 was 59.40%, lower than the average UK turnout at 66.1%.
|Candidate||Party||Gender||Date of Birth||Website|
|Andy Redfern||Green||Male||25 June 1966 (56)||https://www.linkedin.com/in/andyredfern||-|
|Frank Hindle||Liberal Democrat||Male||-||-||http://www.frank4gateshead.org.uk/|
|Ian Mearns||Labour||Male||21 April 1957 (65)||-||http://www.ianmearns.org.uk/|
|John Tennant||UK Independence Party||Male||-||-||-|
|Liberal Democrat||Hindle, Frank|
Election turnout for the Gateshead constituency in 2010 was 57.5%, higher than the average UK turnout at 65.1%.
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