New Forest East (UK Parliament constituency)

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Coordinates: 50°49′12″N 1°28′01″W / 50.820°N 1.467°W / 50.820; -1.467

New Forest East
County constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of New Forest East in Hampshire.
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Location of Hampshire within England.
County Hampshire
Electorate 73,542 (December 2010)[1]
Current constituency
Created 1997
Member of parliament Julian Lewis (Conservative)
Number of members One
Created from Romsey and Waterside, New Forest
European Parliament constituency South East England

New Forest East is a constituency[n 1] represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 1997 by Julian Lewis, a Conservative.[n 2]

Constituency profile[edit]

The constituency covers the eastern half of the New Forest in Hampshire, including the central forest villages of Lyndhurst, Brockenhurst and Beaulieu, as well as the waterside settlements (Totton, Marchwood, Hythe and Fawley).

For all areas the relevant local authority has a higher than average proportion of retired people, and a lower than national average extent of social housing and rented housing.[2] Housing types include far above average detached and semi-detached properties.[2] The prime yacht manufacture and repair centre of Lymington plus coast and forest are contained in this area.


Latest boundary review[edit]

Parliament accepted the Boundary Commission's Fifth Periodic Review of Westminster constituencies which slightly altered this constituency for general election 2010 since which it has electoral wards:


This constituency was created when the old New Forest constituency was divided for the 1997 general election since its creation results suggest a Conservative safe seat.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[4] Party
1997 Julian Lewis Conservative


Elections in the 2010s[edit]

General Election 2015: New Forest East[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
National Health Action Paul Dougherty
Conservative Julian Lewis
Green Sally May[6]
Labour Andrew Pope[7]
UKIP Roy Swales[8]
Liberal Democrat Bruce Tennent
General Election 2010: New Forest East[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Julian Lewis 26,443 52.8 +3.4
Liberal Democrat Terry Scriven 15,136 30.3 -3.0
Labour Peter Sopowski 4,915 9.8 -2.4
UKIP Peter Day 2,518 5.0 -0.1
Green Beverley Golden 1,024 2.0 +2.0
Majority 11,307 22.6
Turnout 50,036 68.7 +2.6
Conservative hold Swing +3.2

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

General Election 2005: New Forest East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Julian Lewis 21,975 48.6 +6.2
Liberal Democrat Brian Dash 15,424 34.1 +0.7
Labour Stephen Roberts 5,492 12.1 -9.6
UKIP Katy Davies 2,344 5.2 +2.7
Majority 6,551 14.5
Turnout 45,235 65.9 +2.7
Conservative hold Swing +2.7
General Election 2001: New Forest East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Julian Lewis 17,902 42.4 -0.5
Liberal Democrat Brian Dash 14,073 33.4 +1.1
Labour Alan Goodfellow 9,141 21.7 -3.1
UKIP William Howe 1,062 2.5 N/A
Majority 3,829 9.0
Turnout 42,178 63.2 -11.4
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

General Election 1997: New Forest East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Julian Lewis 21,053 42.9
Liberal Democrat George Dawson 15,838 32.3
Labour Alan Goodfellow 12,161 24.8
Majority 5,215 10.6
Turnout 49,052 74.6
Conservative hold Swing

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  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.