North East Hampshire (UK Parliament constituency)

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North East Hampshire
County constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of North East Hampshire in Hampshire.
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Location of Hampshire within England.
County Hampshire
Electorate 72,548 (December 2010)[1]
Major settlements Fleet, Church Crookham, Hook and Yateley
Current constituency
Created 1997
Member of parliament James Arbuthnot (Conservative)
Number of members One
Created from East Hampshire, Aldershot
Overlaps
European Parliament constituency South East England

North East Hampshire is a constituency[n 1] represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since its 1997 creation by James Arbuthnot, a Conservative.[n 2]

History[edit]

The constituency was created in 1997 from parts of the seats of Aldershot and East Hampshire since which it has only seen one member serving it in Westminster.

Boundaries[edit]

Towns and villages include Elvetham Heath, Eversley, Fleet, Hartley Wintney, Headley, Herriard, Hook, Odiham, Sherfield on Loddon, Silchester and Yateley.

Parliament accepted the Boundary Commission's Fifth Periodic Review of Westminster constituencies which slightly altered this constituency for the 2010 general election - the seat's southernmost part was transferred to East Hampshire while it gained some wards from Basingstoke and Hart wards from Aldershot - since which it has electoral wards:

  • Calleva; Pamber; Sherborne St John; Upton Grey and the Candovers in the Borough of Basingstoke and Deane
  • Church Crookham East; Church Crookham West; Crondall; Eversley; Fleet: Central, Courtmoor, North, Pondtail, West; Hartley Wintney; Hook; Long Sutton; Odiham; Yateley East: North and West in the Hart District.

Constituency profile[edit]

The seat includes significant software, hardware and military sectors and a significant proportion of Basingstoke, Bracknell and City of London commuters, particularly the latter towards Hook railway station on the South West Main Line; the average income level is higher than the national average.[2] This area also has low unemployment[3] and a high proportion of semi-detached and detached properties.[4]

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[5] Party
1997 James Norwich Arbuthnot Conservative

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

General Election 2015: North East Hampshire[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
UKIP Robert John Charles Blay1
Monster Raving Loony Mad Max Bobetsky
Liberal Democrat Graham Cockarill
Labour Amran Justin Matheo Hussain
Conservative Ranil Malcolm Jayawardena
Green Andrew Graham Johnston

1: After nominations were closed, Blay was suspended from UKIP after threatening to shoot his Conservative opponent.[7][8] His name will still appear on ballot papers.[9]

General Election 2010: North East Hampshire[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative James Norwich Arbuthnot 32,075 60.6 +7.5
Liberal Democrat Denzil Coulson 13,478 25.5 −1.6
Labour Barry Jones 5,173 9.8 −6.8
UKIP Ruth Duffin 2,213 4.2 +0.9
Majority 18,597 35.1
Turnout 52,939 73.3 +10.7
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

General Election 2005: North East Hampshire
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative James Norwich Arbuthnot 25,407 53.7 +0.5
Liberal Democrat Adam Carew 12,858 27.2 +4.2
Labour Kevin McGrath 7,630 16.1 −3.8
UKIP Paul Birch 1,392 2.9 −1.0
Majority 12,549 26.5
Turnout 47,287 64.8 +3.2
Conservative hold Swing −1.8
General Election 2001: North East Hampshire
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative James Norwich Arbuthnot 23,379 53.2 +2.3
Liberal Democrat Michael Ian Plummer 10,122 23.0 +0.3
Labour Barry Jones 8,744 19.9 +3.8
UKIP Graham Frederick Charles Mellstrom 1,702 3.9 +3.0
Majority 13,257 30.2
Turnout 43,947 61.6 −12.0
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

General Election 1997: North East Hampshire
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative James Norwich Arbuthnot 26,017 50.9 N/A
Liberal Democrat Ian H. Mann 11,619 22.7 N/A
Labour Peter R. Dare 8,203 16.0 N/A
Referendum Party Dai Rees 2,420 4.7 N/A
Independent Keki P. Jessavala 2,400 4.7 N/A
UKIP Christopher W. Berry 452 0.9 N/A
Majority 14,398 28.2 N/A
Turnout 51,111 73.6 N/A
Conservative win (new seat)

See also[edit]

Notes[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.

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Coordinates: 51°12′N 0°55′W / 51.20°N 0.91°W / 51.20; -0.91