Romsey and Southampton North (UK Parliament constituency)
|Romsey and Southampton North|
|for the House of Commons|
Boundary of Romsey and Southampton North in Hampshire.
Location of Hampshire within England.
|Electorate||67,696 (December 2010)|
|Member of Parliament||Caroline Nokes (Conservative)|
|Number of members||One|
|European Parliament constituency||South East England|
Parliament accepted the Boundary Commission's Fifth Periodic Review of Westminster constituencies which created this constituency for the 2010 general election primarily as an extended Romsey constituency.
Romsey and Southampton North is formed from electoral wards:
- Bassett; and Swaythling.[n 3] in the City of Southampton:
- Abbey, Ampfield and Braishfield, Blackwater, Broughton and Stockbridge, Chilworth, Nursling and Rownhams, Cupernham, Dun Valley, Harewood, Kings Somborne and Michelmersh, North Baddesley, Over Wallop, Romsey Extra, Tadburn, Valley Park in Test Valley
The constituency consists of Census Output Areas of two local government districts with similar characteristics: a working population whose income is close to the national average and lower than average reliance upon social housing. At the end of 2012 the unemployment rate in the constituency stood as 1.5% of the population claiming jobseekers allowance, compared to the regional average of 2.4%. The borough contributing to the bulk of the seat has a low 13.5% of its population without a car, 18.4% of the population without qualifications and a high 30.5% with level 4 qualifications or above. In terms of tenure 70.4% of homes are owned outright or on a mortgage as at the 2011 census across the Test Valley district.
Members of Parliament
Elections in the 2010s
This constituency was contested for the first time at the 2010 general election.
|General Election 2010: Romsey and Southampton North|
|Liberal Democrat||Sandra Gidley||20,189||41.3||−2.4|
|Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat||Swing||+4.5|
Notes and references
- A county constituency (for the purposes of election expenses and type of returning officer)
- 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.
- Includes Glen Eyre and Wessex Lane Halls of Residence for University of Southampton
- "Electorate Figures - Boundary Commission for England". 2011 Electorate Figures. Boundary Commission for England. 4 March 2011. Retrieved 13 March 2011.
- 2010 post-revision map non-metropolitan areas and unitary authorities of England
- 2001 Census
- Unemployment claimants by constituency The Guardian
- 2011 census interactive maps
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "R" (part 2)[self-published source][better source needed]