Bournemouth East (UK Parliament constituency)

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Coordinates: 50°43′30″N 1°48′11″W / 50.725°N 1.803°W / 50.725; -1.803

Bournemouth East
Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Bournemouth East in Dorset.
Outline map
Location of Dorset within England.
County Dorset
Electorate 72,961 (December 2010)[1]
Current constituency
Created 1974 (1974)
Member of Parliament Tobias Ellwood (Conservative)
Number of members One
Overlaps
European Parliament constituency South West England

Bournemouth East is a borough constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election. It has elected Conservative MPs since its creation.

Boundaries[edit]

1974-1983: The county borough of Bournemouth wards of Boscombe East, Boscombe West, King's Park, Moordown North, Moordown South, Queen's Park, Southbourne, and West Southbourne.

1983-1997:

1997-2010:

2010-present:

The constituency is based around the eastern portion of Bournemouth, in Dorset, including the Southbourne district at the border of Christchurch, Boscombe, Throop, and Queen's Park.

Following boundary changes enacted at the 2010 United Kingdom general election, the western boundary of the constituency changed so that it is aligned with ward boundaries (which had changed since the constituency boundary changes of the 1990s). The main changes saw Eastcliff brought into the constituency with the loss of part of east Winton.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[2] Party
Feb 1974 John Cordle Conservative
1977 by-election David Atkinson Conservative
2005 Tobias Ellwood Conservative

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

General Election 2010: Bournemouth East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Tobias Ellwood 21,320 48.4 +3.4
Liberal Democrat Lisa Northover 13,592 30.9 -0.2
Labour David Stokes 5,836 13.3 -5.8
UKIP David Hughes 3,027 6.9 +2.1
Independent Steven Humphrey 249 0.6 +0.6
Majority 7,728 17.5
Turnout 44,024 61.9 +2.9
Conservative hold Swing +1.8

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

General Election 2005: Bournemouth East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Tobias Ellwood 16,925 45.0 +1.7
Liberal Democrat Andrew Garratt 11,681 31.1 −2.6
Labour David Stokes 7,191 19.1 −0.8
UKIP Thomas Collier 1,802 4.8 +1.7
Majority 5,244 13.9
Turnout 37,599 59.3 +1.1
Conservative hold Swing +2.2
General Election 2001: Bournemouth East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Atkinson 15,501 43.3 +1.9
Liberal Democrat Andrew Garratt 12,067 33.7 +2.3
Labour Paul Nicholson 7,107 19.9 -1.3
UKIP George Chamberlaine 1,124 3.1 +1.3
Majority 3,434 9.6
Turnout 35,799 58.2 -12.0
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

General Election 1997: Bournemouth East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Atkinson 17,997 41.4 -14.0
Liberal Democrat Douglas Eyre 13,655 31.4 +0.4
Labour Mrs. Jessica L. Stevens 9,181 21.2 +8.3
Referendum Party Alan Musgrave-Scott 1,808 4.2 N/A
UKIP Kenneth F. Benney 791 1.8 N/A
Majority 4,346 10.01
Turnout 70.21
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1992: Bournemouth East[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Atkinson 30,820 56.4 -1.9
Liberal Democrat Neil R. Russell 15,998 29.3 -1.4
Labour Peter J. Brushett 7,541 13.8 +2.7
Natural Law Mrs Susan T. Holmes 329 0.6 +0.6
Majority 14,822 27.1 -0.6
Turnout 54,688 72.8 +2.3
Conservative hold Swing -0.3

Elections in the 1980s[edit]

General Election 1987: Bournemouth East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Atkinson 30,925 58.29
SDP–Liberal Alliance John Millward 16,242 30.62
Labour IA Taylor 5,885 11.09
Majority 14,683 27.68
Turnout 70.52
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1983: Bournemouth East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Atkinson 25,176 53.45
SDP–Liberal Alliance John Millward 13,760 29.21
Labour MJ Shutler 4,026 8.55
Independent Conservative Margaret Hogarth 3,644 7.74 N/A
Ecology T Dykes 273 0.58
Loony Monster J Stooks 225 0.48 N/A
Majority 11,416 24.24
Turnout 66.61
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1970s[edit]

General Election 1979: Bournemouth East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Atkinson 25,808 62.64
Labour Joseph Goodwin 7,553 18.33
Liberal Donald Matthew 6,738 16.35
New Britain John Pratt 581 1.41
Ecology J Dempsey 523 1.27 N/A
Majority 18,255 44.31
Turnout 73.08
Conservative hold Swing
Bournemouth East by-election, 1977
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Atkinson 15,235 63.41 +11.65
Labour Joseph Goodwin 3,684 15.33 -5.64
Liberal Donald Matthew 3,212 13.37 -11.85
New Britain John Pratt 1,127 4.69 N/A
National Front Kenneth McKilliam 725 3.02 +0.96
International Marxist Brian Heron 494 1.4 N/A
Democratic Monarchist, Public Safety, White Resident Bill Boaks 42 0.17 N/A
Turnout 24,025 42.6
Conservative hold Swing
General Election October 1974: Bournemouth East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Cordle 20,790 51.76 +1.56
Liberal G. K. Musgrave 10,129 25.22 -4.03
Labour D. E. Lock 8,422 20.97 +4.27
National Front M. Hayes 828 2.06 +0.09
Majority 10,661 26,54 +5.59
Turnout 40,149 70.46 -8.14
Conservative hold Swing N/A
General Election February 1974: Bournemouth East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Cordle 22,319 50.20 N/A
Liberal G. K. Musgrave 13,005 29.25 N/A
Labour D. E. Lock 7,423 16.70 N/A
National Front M. Hayes 875 1.97 N/A
Anti-EEC A Reynolds 834 1.88 N/A
Majority 9,314 20.95 N/A
Turnout 78.60 N/A
Conservative win (new seat)

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ "Electorate Figures – Boundary Commission for England". 2011 Electorate Figures. Boundary Commission for England. 4 March 2011. Retrieved 13 March 2011. 
  2. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "B" (part 4)[self-published source][better source needed]
  3. ^ "Politics Resources". Election 1992. Politics Resources. 9 April 1992. Retrieved 6 December 2010.