Borough of Havant

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Borough of Havant
Havant shown within Hampshire
Havant shown within Hampshire
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Constituent countryEngland
RegionSouth East England
Non-metropolitan countyHampshire
StatusNon-metropolitan district
Admin HQHavant
Incorporated1 April 1974
 • TypeNon-metropolitan district council
 • BodyHavant Borough Council
 • LeadershipLeader & Cabinet (Conservative)
 • MPs
 • Total21.4 sq mi (55.3 km2)
 • Rank260th (of 309)
 (mid-2019 est.)
 • Total126,220
 • Rank183rd (of 309)
 • Density5,900/sq mi (2,300/km2)
 • Ethnicity
98.5% White
Time zoneUTC0 (GMT)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+1 (BST)
ONS code
  • 24UH (ONS)
  • E07000090 (GSS)
OS grid referenceSU717062

The Borough of Havant is a local government district with borough status and as Havant and Waterloo an unparished area in Hampshire, England. Its council is based in Havant. Other places within the borough include Bedhampton, Cowplain, Emsworth, Hayling Island, Purbrook, Waterlooville and Widley. The borough covers much of the semi-urban area in the south east of Hampshire, between the city of Portsmouth and the West Sussex border.


The Havant and Waterloo urban district was reconstituted as a non-metropolitan district named just "Havant" by the Local Government Act 1972 on 1 April 1974.[1][2]

Havant Borough Council[edit]

Elections to the borough council are held in three out of every four years, with one third of the 38 seats on the council being elected at each election. The Conservative party held a majority on the council from 1978 until they lost a majority in 1990. No party had a majority until the 2002 election when the Conservatives regained overall control. Since then the Conservatives have had a majority and as of the 2011 election the council is composed of the following councillors:[3]

Party Councillors
Conservative Party 36
Labour Party 1
Liberal Democrats 1


The wards[3] are:

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "The English Non-metropolitan Districts (Definition) Order 1972". Retrieved 12 July 2022.
  2. ^ "The English Non-metropolitan Districts (Names) Order 1973". Retrieved 18 August 2022.
  3. ^ a b "Your Councillors by Party". Havant Borough Council. Retrieved 21 May 2021.

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Coordinates: 50°51′03″N 0°58′58″W / 50.85088°N 0.98284°W / 50.85088; -0.98284