East Hampshire (UK Parliament constituency)

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East Hampshire
County constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of East Hampshire in Hampshire.
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Location of Hampshire within England.
County Hampshire
Electorate 72,648 (December 2010)[1]
Current constituency
Created 1983
Member of Parliament Damian Hinds (Conservative)
Number of members One
Created from Petersfield
Overlaps
European Parliament constituency South East England

East Hampshire is a constituency[n 1] represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 2010 by Damian Hinds of the Conservative Party.[n 2]

History[edit]

East Hampshire as a seat was created in 1983 to replace the Petersfield constituency. The first MP for the seat was Michael Mates, who held the seat from 1983 until the 2010 election when he retired.

Boundaries and profile[edit]

The constituency is based on a similar area to that of the East Hampshire district, which it does not fill completely. The constituency includes the medium sized towns of Petersfield, Alton, smaller towns of Bordon, Liss and Liphook, and a small part of the Havant borough north of Waterlooville, in turn north of Portsmouth. Much of the seat is the East Hampshire Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Results to date, apart from in 1997 result, suggest the seat is a Conservative Party safe seat and on national opinion-poll adjusted results, Hinds has the 28th highest share of the vote for the party in the country.[2]

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[3] Party
1983 Michael Mates Conservative
2010 Damian Hinds Conservative

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

General Election 2010: East Hampshire
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Damian Hinds 29,137 56.8 +9.7
Liberal Democrat Adam Carew 15,640 30.5 −3.5
Labour Jane Edbrooke 4,043 7.9 −8.6
UKIP Hugh McGuiness 1,477 2.9 +0.3
English Democrats Matt Williams 710 1.4 N/A
Justice & Anti-Corruption Party Don Jerrard 310 0.6 N/A
Majority 13,467 26.3
Turnout 51,317 71.0 +6.3
Conservative hold Swing +6.6

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

General Election 2005: East Hampshire
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Michael Mates 24,273 45.7 −1.9
Liberal Democrat Ruth Bright 18,764 35.3 +5.4
Labour Marjorie Broughton 8,519 16.0 −3.6
UKIP David Samuel 1,583 3.0 +0.2
Majority 5,509 10.4
Turnout 53,139 66.9 +2.6
Conservative hold Swing −3.7
General Election 2001: East Hampshire
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Michael Mates 23,950 47.6 −0.4
Liberal Democrat Robert A. Booker 15,060 29.9 +1.8
Labour Barbara Burfoot 9,866 19.6 +2.5
UKIP Stephen Coles 1,413 2.8 +1.9
Majority 8,890 17.7
Turnout 50,289 64.3 -11.3
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

General Election 1997: Hampshire East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Michael Mates 27,927 48.04
Liberal Democrat Robert A. Booker 16,337 28.11
Labour Robert Hoyle 9,945 17.11
Referendum Party J. Hayter 2,757 4.74
Green Ian C. Foster 649 1.12
UKIP S. Coles 513 0.88
Majority 11,590 19.94
Turnout 75.60
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1992: Hampshire East[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Michael Mates 47,541 64.2 −0.3
Liberal Democrat Mrs SM Baring 18,376 24.8 −4.1
Labour JA Phillips 6,840 9.2 +2.6
Green Ian C. Foster 1,113 1.5 +1.5
Independent S.L. Hale 165 0.2 +0.2
Majority 29,165 39.4 +3.8
Turnout 74,035 79.3 +1.9
Conservative hold Swing +1.9

Elections in the 1980s[edit]

General Election 1987: Hampshire East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Michael Mates 43,093 64.5
Liberal R. Booker 19,307 28.9
Labour C. Lloyd 4,443 6.7
Majority 23,786 35.6
Turnout 77.4
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1983: Hampshire East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Michael Mates 36,968 62.8 N/A
Liberal R. Bryan 18,641 31.7 N/A
Labour S.J. Cowan 3,247 5.5 N/A
Majority 18,327 31.1 N/A
Turnout 74.2 N/A
Conservative win (new seat)

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ A county constituency (for the purposes of election expenses and type of returning officer)
  2. ^ As with all constituencies, the constituency elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election at least every five years.
References
  1. ^ "Electorate Figures - Boundary Commission for England". 2011 Electorate Figures. Boundary Commission for England. 4 March 2011. Retrieved 13 March 2011. 
  2. ^ Electoral Calculus - percentage by party columns
  3. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "H" (part 1)[self-published source][better source needed]
  4. ^ "Politics Resources". Election 1992. Politics Resources. 9 April 1992. Retrieved 2010-12-06. 

Coordinates: 50°59′N 0°59′W / 50.98°N 0.98°W / 50.98; -0.98