Havant (UK Parliament constituency)

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Havant
Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Havant in Hampshire.
Outline map
Location of Hampshire within England.
County Hampshire
Electorate 70,568 (December 2010)[1]
Current constituency
Created 1983
Member of Parliament David Willetts (Conservative)
Number of members One
Created from Havant & Waterloo
Overlaps
European Parliament constituency South East England

Havant /ˈhævənt/ is a constituency[n 1] represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament by David Willetts, a Minister of State in the Conservative Party.[n 2] To date the constituency has been a Conservative safe seat.

Boundaries[edit]

The constituency comprises most of the borough (and the town) of Havant in Hampshire. This includes two other towns: Waterlooville and Emsworth.

History[edit]

The constituency was preceded by Havant and Waterloo.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[2] Party
1983 Ian Lloyd Conservative
1992 David Willetts Conservative

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

General Election 2010: Havant[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Willetts 22,433 51.1 +6.8
Liberal Democrat Alex Payton 10,273 23.4 +3.2
Labour Robert Smith 7,777 17.7 -11.0
UKIP Gary Kerrin 2,611 5.9 +3.5
English Democrats Fungus Addams 809 1.8 +1.8
Majority 12,160 27.7
Turnout 43,903 63.0 +2.5

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

General Election 2005: Havant
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Willetts 18,370 44.4 +0.5
Labour Sarah Bogle 11,862 28.7 -4.8
Liberal Democrat Alex Bentley 8,358 20.2 +1.6
Green Timothy Dawes 1,006 2.4 +0.4
UKIP Steve Harris 998 2.4 +1.0
BNP Ian Johnson 562 1.4 N/A
Veritas Russell Thomas 195 0.5 N/A
Majority 6,508 15.7
Turnout 41,351 60.3 +2.7
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 2001: Havant
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Willetts 17,769 43.9 +4.2
Labour Peter Guthrie 13,562 33.5 +1.5
Liberal Democrat Helena Cole 7,508 18.6 -3.8
Green Kevin Jacks 793 2.0 N/A
UKIP Tim Cuell 561 1.4 N/A
Independent Roy Stanley 244 0.6 N/A
Majority 4,207 10.4
Turnout 40,437 57.6 -12.8
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

General Election 1997: Havant
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Willetts 19,204 39.7
Labour Lynne Armstrong 15,475 32.0
Liberal Democrat Mike Kooner 10,806 22.4
Referendum Party Anthony Green 2,395 5.0
British Isles People First Party Major Atwal 442 0.9
Majority 3,729 7.7
Turnout 48,322 70.4
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1992: Havant[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Willetts 32,233 55.0 −2.2
Liberal Democrat SF Van Hagen 14,649 25.0 −3.1
Labour GRJ Morris 10,968 18.7 +4.6
Green TAF Mitchell 793 1.4 +1.4
Majority 17,584 30.0 +1.0
Turnout 58,643 79.0 +4.4
Conservative hold Swing +0.5

Elections in the 1980s[edit]

General Election 1987: Havant
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Ian Stewart Lloyd 32,527 57.1
Social Democrat E E Cleaver 16,017 28.1
Labour J A Philips 8,030 14.1
Creek Road Fresh Bread Party G W Fuller 373 0.7
Majority 16,510 29.0
Turnout 56,947 74.6
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1983: Havant
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Ian Stewart Lloyd 29,148 55.3
Social Democrat E E Cleaver 17,192 32.7
Labour R J Norris 6,335 12.0
Majority 11,956 22.6
Turnout 52,675 72.1
Conservative hold Swing

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ A borough 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. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "H" (part 2)[self-published source][better source needed]
  3. ^ http://ukpollingreport.co.uk/guide/seat-profiles/havant
  4. ^ "Politics Resources". Election 1992. Politics Resources. 9 April 1992. Retrieved 2010-12-06. 

Sources[edit]

Coordinates: 50°49′N 0°59′W / 50.82°N 0.98°W / 50.82; -0.98