Fareham (UK Parliament constituency)

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Fareham
County constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Fareham in Hampshire.
Outline map
Location of Hampshire within England.
County Hampshire
Electorate 76,457 (December 2010)[1]
Major settlements Fareham, Portchester, Warsash
Current constituency
Created 1974 (1974)
Member of Parliament Mark Hoban (Conservative)
Number of members One
Created from Gosport & Fareham
18851950
Number of members One
Type of constituency County constituency
Replaced by Gosport & Fareham
Created from South Hampshire
Overlaps
European Parliament constituency South East England

Fareham is a constituency[n 1] represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament. Since 2001, its MP has been Mark Hoban, a Conservative.[n 2]

Boundaries[edit]

The constituency comprises all wards of the Fareham borough except Stubbington and Hill Head. The largest town in the constituency, as the name suggests, is Fareham. Other communities in the constituency include Portchester, Locks Heath, Warsash and Titchfield.

History[edit]

The constituency was first created in 1885, however in 1950 it was abolished to form the constituency of Gosport and Fareham. It was revived again in 1974. The constituency has always been represented by Conservatives.

Members of Parliament[edit]

MPs 1885–1950[edit]

Election Member[2] Party
1885 Sir Frederick Fitzwygram Conservative
1900 Arthur Lee Conservative
1918 John Humphrey Davidson Conservative
1931 by-election Thomas Inskip Conservative
1939 by-election Dymoke White Conservative
1950 constituency abolished: see Gosport and Fareham

MPs since 1974[edit]

Election Member[2] Party
Feb. 1974 Reginald Bennett Conservative
1979 Sir Peter Lloyd Conservative
2001 Mark Hoban Conservative

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

General Election 2015: Fareham[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Mark Hoban
Labour
Liberal Democrat
UKIP Don Jerrard
Green Miles Grindey
General Election 2010: Fareham
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Mark Hoban 30,037 55.3 +5.6
Liberal Democrat Alex Bentley 12,945 23.8 +2.1
Labour James Carr 7,719 14.2 -11.4
UKIP Steve Richards 2,235 4.1 +1.2
Green Peter Doggett 791 1.5 +1.5
English Democrats Joe Jenkins 618 1.1 +1.1
Majority 17,092 31.5 +7.4
Turnout 54,345 71.6 +4.7
Conservative hold Swing +1.7

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

General Election 2005: Fareham
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Mark Hoban 24,151 49.7 +2.6
Labour James Carr 12,449 25.6 −6.0
Liberal Democrat Richard de Ste-Croix 10,551 21.7 +3.0
UKIP Peter Mason-Apps 1,425 2.9 +0.3
Majority 11,702 24.1 +8.7
Turnout 48,576 66.9 +3.4
Conservative hold Swing +4.3
General Election 2001: Fareham
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Mark Hoban 21,389 47.1 +0.3
Labour James Carr 14,380 31.6 +4.6
Liberal Democrat Hugh Pritchard 8,503 18.7 -0.9
UKIP William O’Brien 1,175 2.6 +2.6
Majority 7,009 15.4 -4.4
Turnout 45,447 63.5 -3.4
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

General Election 1997: Fareham
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Peter Lloyd 24,151 46.8 -14.2
Labour Michael Prior 14,078 27.0 +2.4
Liberal Democrat Grace Hill 10,234 19.6 -5.0
Referendum Party D Markham 2,914 5.6 +5.6
No to Europe William O'Brien 515 1.0 +1.0
Majority 10,358 19.8 -16.6
Turnout 48,576 66.9 +3.4
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1992: Fareham[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Peter Lloyd 40,482 61.0 −0.1
Liberal Democrat JC Thompson 16,341 24.6 −5.3
Labour Ms. EM Weston 8,766 13.2 +4.1
Green MJ Brimecome 818 1.2 +1.2
Majority 24,141 36.4 +5.1
Turnout 66,407 81.9 +3.4
Conservative hold Swing +2.6

Elections in the 1980s[edit]

General Election 1987: Fareham
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Peter Lloyd 36,781 61.08
Liberal Timothy Willatt Slack 17,986 29.87
Labour M. Merritt 5,451 9.05
Majority 18,795 31.21
Turnout 78.23
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1983: Fareham
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Peter Lloyd 32,762 61.80
Liberal S. Yolland 16,446 31.02
Labour D. Sommerville 3,808 7.18
Majority 16,316 30.78
Turnout 73.73
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1970s[edit]

General Election 1979: Fareham
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Peter Lloyd 28,730 58.98
Liberal W.P. Boulden 11,685 23.99
Labour B.R. Townsend 8,041 16.51
National Front D.C. Vine 252 0.52
Majority 17,045 34.99
Turnout 79.06
Conservative hold Swing
General Election October 1974: Fareham
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Reginald Bennett 19,053 43.15
Liberal P. Smith 14,605 33.08
Labour B.R. Townsend 8,153 18.46
Independent Conservative W.P. Boulden 1,727 3.92
National Front R.M. Doughty 617 1.40
Majority 4,448 10.07
Turnout 77.02
Conservative hold Swing
General Election February 1974: Fareham
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Reginald Bennett 22,303 47.61
Liberal P. Smith 14,426 30.80
Labour J. Horne 8,237 17.58
Independent Conservative W.P. Boulden 1,879 4.01
Majority 7,877 16.82
Turnout 82.39
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1940s[edit]

General Election 1945: Fareham
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Dymoke White 35,882 52.47
Labour E.A. Bramall 32,501 47.53
Majority 3,381 4.94
Turnout 70.96
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1930s[edit]

Fareham by-election 1939
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Dymoke White Unopposed
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1935: Fareham
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Thomas Inskip 31,794 75.07
Labour R. Mack 10,561 24.93
Majority 21,233 50.13
Turnout 61.92
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1931: Fareham
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Thomas Inskip Unopposed
Conservative hold Swing
Fareham by-election, 1931:20 February 1931
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Thomas Inskip 18,749 65.6
Labour A.J. Pearson 6,312 22.1
Liberal Conyngham P. Cross 3,517 12.3
Majority 12,437
Turnout 50.3
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1920s[edit]

General Election 1929: Fareham[5]

Electorate 53,538

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Unionist Sir John Humphrey Davidson 19,756 54.2
Liberal Conyngham P. Cross 8,630 23.7
Labour A J Pearson 8,034 22.1
Majority
Turnout
Unionist hold Swing
General Election 1924: Fareham[6]

Electorate

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Unionist Sir John Humphrey Davidson
Labour Joseph Bowron Baker
Majority
Turnout
Unionist hold Swing
General Election 1923: Fareham[7]

Electorate

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Unionist Sir John Humphrey Davidson
Labour Joseph Bowron Baker
Majority
Turnout
Unionist hold Swing
General Election 1922 : Fareham[8]

Electorate

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Unionist Sir John Humphrey Davidson
Liberal
Labour
Majority
Turnout
Unionist hold Swing

Elections in the 1910s[edit]

General Election 1918 Fareham[9]

Electorate

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Unionist
Liberal
Labour
Majority
Turnout
Unionist hold Swing
  • denotes candidate who was endorsed by the Coalition Government.

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. ^ a b Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "F" [self-published source][better source needed]
  3. ^ http://ukpollingreport.co.uk/2015guide/fareham/
  4. ^ "Politics Resources". Election 1992. Politics Resources. 9 April 1992. Retrieved 2010-12-06. 
  5. ^ Craig, F. W. S. (1983). British parliamentary election results 1918-1949 (3 ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. ISBN 0-900178-06-X.
  6. ^ Craig, F. W. S. (1983). British parliamentary election results 1918-1949 (3 ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. ISBN 0-900178-06-X.
  7. ^ Craig, F. W. S. (1983). British parliamentary election results 1918-1949 (3 ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. ISBN 0-900178-06-X.
  8. ^ Craig, F. W. S. (1983). British parliamentary election results 1918-1949 (3 ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. ISBN 0-900178-06-X.
  9. ^ Craig, F. W. S. (1983). British parliamentary election results 1918-1949 (3 ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. ISBN 0-900178-06-X.

Sources[edit]

  • Iain Dale, ed. (2003). The Times House of Commons 1929, 1931, 1935. Politico's (reprint). ISBN 1-84275-033-X. 
  • The Times House of Commons 1945. The Times. 1945. 
  • The Times House of Commons 1950. The Times. 1950. 
  • The Times House of Commons 1955. The Times. 1955.