Newton Aycliffe and Spennymoor

New parliamentary constituency

This constituency is new at the July general election, and replaces the previous three constituencies:

Bishop Auckland

Covered approximately 24% of this new constituency’s population, and 3% of this new constituency’s area.

City of Durham

Covered approximately 12% of this new constituency’s population, and 22% of this new constituency’s area.

Sedgefield

Covered approximately 70% of this new constituency’s population, and 48% of this new constituency’s area.

MP profiles

Public opinion

Would be less favourable towards the Conservative Party if they chose to weaken climate policies

69.7%

69.1% national average

Would prefer the next leader of the Conservative Party to invest in renewable energy

68.1%

72.3% national average

Believe the government has increased investment in renewables over the past 5 years

53.7%

52.0% national average

Believe that the government should use wind and solar farms to reduce energy bills

83.7%

84.3% national average

Believe that the government should continue the block on onshore wind development

22.2%

24.3% national average

Have missed a bill payment in the last six months

27.4%

31.5% national average

Have missed a credit payment in the last six months

20.4%

23.6% national average

Have not been able to afford to turn the heating on at home when they have felt cold in the past month

36.1%

37.5% national average

Loss of nature and destruction of the environment should be one of the most important concerns for the country

This area National average
Neither agree nor disagree 19.2% 18.7%
Net agree 70.8% 72.6%
Net disagree 10% 8.7%
Partly agree 38.6% 38.8%
Partly disagree 6.1% 5.9%
Strongly agree 32.8% 33.8%
Strongly disagree 3.2% 2.7%

Mental health has been impacted by the cost of living crisis

41.3%

41.5% national average

Neither support nor oppose Net Zero

28%

26.2% national average

Policies for tackling the cost of living crisis should go hand in hand with policies to tackle the climate crisis

This area National average
Neither agree nor disagree 23.8% 23.4%
Net agree 56.2% 58.9%
Net disagree 20.8% 17.6%
Somewhat agree 33.3% 34.7%
Somewhat disagree 11.1% 10.5%
Strongly agree 22.3% 24.2%
Strongly disagree 9.0% 7.1%

Tackling climate change should / should not be one of the Government’s biggest priorities right now

This area National average
Should be a priority 54.2% 57.5%
Should not be a priority 45.8% 42.5%

Think that Rishi Sunak and the Conservative Government do not understand the impact the cost of living crisis is having on people

75.6%

68.0% national average

Worried about having to use a foodbank in the next year

31.4%

28.7% national average

Worried about not being able to afford their mortgage or rent in the next year

38.7%

40.0% national average

Place

Country of the UK

England

Estimated child poverty

38.4%

28.1% national average

Number of onshore windfarms

0

0.7 national average

Movement

Churches that have declared a climate emergency

0

0.2 national average

Number of RSPB Reserves

0

0.3 national average

Number of Save the Children shops

0

0.2 national average

Number of Wildlife Trusts Reserves