Bournemouth East (UK Parliament constituency)

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Coordinates: 50°43′30″N 1°48′11″W / 50.725°N 1.803°W / 50.725; -1.803

Bournemouth East
Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Bournemouth East in Dorset.
Outline map
Location of Dorset within England.
County Dorset
Population 102,152 (2011 census)[1]
Electorate 72,961 (December 2010)[2]
Current constituency
Created 1974 (1974)
Member of parliament Tobias Ellwood (Conservative)
Number of members One
Created from Bournemouth East and Christchurch
Overlaps
European Parliament constituency South West England

Bournemouth East is a borough constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election. It has elected Conservative MPs since its creation.

Boundaries[edit]

1974-1983: The County Borough of Bournemouth wards of Boscombe East, Boscombe West, King's Park, Moordown North, Moordown South, Queen's Park, Southbourne, and West Southbourne.

1983-1997: The Borough of Bournemouth wards of Boscombe East, Boscombe West, Central, East Cliff, Littledown, Moordown, Muscliff, Queen's Park, Southbourne, Strouden Park, and West Southbourne.

1997-2010: The Borough of Bournemouth wards of Boscombe East, Boscombe West, Littledown, Moordown, Muscliff, Queen’s Park, Southbourne, Strouden Park, and West Southbourne.

2010–present: The Borough of Bournemouth wards of Boscombe East, Boscombe West, East Cliff and Springbourne, East Southbourne and Tuckton, Littledown and Iford, Moordown, Queen’s Park, Strouden Park, Throop and Muscliff, and West Southbourne.

The constituency is based around the eastern portion of Bournemouth, in Dorset, including the Southbourne district at the border of Christchurch, Boscombe, Throop, and Queen's Park.

Following boundary changes enacted at the 2010 United Kingdom general election, the western boundary of the constituency changed so that it aligned with ward boundaries (which had changed since the constituency boundary changes of the 1990s). The main changes saw Eastcliff brought into the constituency with the loss of part of east Winton.

Bournemouth town centre was in this constituency from 1983 to 1997.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[3] Party Notes
Feb 1974 John Cordle Conservative Resigned 1977
1977 by-election David Atkinson Conservative
2005 Tobias Ellwood Conservative

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

General Election 2015: Bournemouth East[4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Tobias Ellwood [6] 22,060 49.0 +0.8
Labour Peter Stokes 7,448 16.6 +3.4
UKIP David Hughes [7] 7,401 16.5 +9.6
Liberal Democrat Jon Nicholas 3,752 8.4 −22.5
Green Alasdair Keddie[8] 3,263 7.3 N/A
Independent David Ross 903 2.0 N/A
Majority 14,612 32.6 +15.1
Turnout 45,014 62.6 +0.7
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 2010: Bournemouth East[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Tobias Ellwood 21,320 48.4 +3.4
Liberal Democrat Lisa Northover 13,592 30.9 −0.2
Labour David Llewellyn Kelsey Stokes 5,836 13.3 −5.8
UKIP David Hughes 3,027 6.9 +2.1
Independent Steven Humphrey 249 0.6 +0.6
Majority 7,728 17.5
Turnout 44,024 61.9 +2.9
Conservative hold Swing +1.8

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

General Election 2005: Bournemouth East[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Tobias Ellwood 16,925 45.0 +1.7
Liberal Democrat Andrew Charles William Garratt 11,681 31.1 −2.6
Labour David Llewellyn Kelsey Stokes 7,191 19.1 −0.8
UKIP Thomas Edward Richard Collier 1,802 4.8 +1.7
Majority 5,244 13.9
Turnout 37,599 59.3 +1.1
Conservative hold Swing +2.2
General Election 2001: Bournemouth East[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative David Anthony Atkinson 15,501 43.3 +1.9
Liberal Democrat Andrew Charles William Garratt 12,067 33.7 +2.3
Labour Paul Matthew Nicholson 7,107 19.9 −1.3
UKIP George Frederick John Chamberlaine 1,124 3.1 +1.3
Majority 3,434 9.6
Turnout 35,799 58.2 −12.0
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

General Election 1997: Bournemouth East[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative David Anthony Atkinson 17,997 41.4 −14.0
Liberal Democrat Douglas Eyre 13,655 31.4 +0.4
Labour Mrs. Jessica Lilias Stevens 9,181 21.2 +8.3
Referendum Alan Musgrave-Scott 1,808 4.2 N/A
UKIP Kenneth Fred Benney 791 1.8 N/A
Majority 4,346 10.01
Turnout 43,432 70.21
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1992: Bournemouth East[13][14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative David Anthony Atkinson 30,820 56.4 −1.9
Liberal Democrat Neil Robert Russell 15,998 29.3 −1.4
Labour Peter John Brushett 7,541 13.8 +2.7
Natural Law Mrs Susan Teresa Holmes 329 0.6 N/A
Majority 14,822 27.1 −0.6
Turnout 54,688 72.8 +2.3
Conservative hold Swing -0.3

Elections in the 1980s[edit]

General Election 1987: Bournemouth East[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative David Anthony Atkinson 30,925 58.3 +4.8
Liberal Dr. John Millward 16,242 30.6 +1.4
Labour Ian Arundel Taylor 5,885 11.1 +2.6
Majority 14,683 27.7
Turnout 53,052 70.5
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1983: Bournemouth East[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative David Anthony Atkinson 25,176 53.5 −9.2
Liberal Dr. John Millward 13,760 29.2 +12.7
Labour Michael John Shutler 4,026 8.5 −9.9
Independent Conservative Phyllis Margaret Hogarth 3,644 7.7 N/A
Ecology Trevor Douglas Dykes 273 0.6
Monster Raving Loony Jeremy Stooks 225 0.5 N/A
Majority 11,416 24.3
Turnout 47,104 66.6
Conservative hold Swing −11.0

Elections in the 1970s[edit]

General Election 1979: Bournemouth East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative David Anthony Atkinson 25,808 62.6 +10.8
Labour Joseph Goodwin 7,553 18.3 −2.7
Liberal Donald Matthew 6,738 16.4 −8.8
New Britain John Philip Pratt 581 1.4 N/A
Ecology Jacqueline Mary Dempsey 523 1.3 N/A
Majority 18,255 44.3
Turnout 41,203 73.1
Conservative hold Swing
By-election 1977: Bournemouth East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative David Anthony Atkinson 15,235 63.4 +11.7
Labour Joseph Goodwin 3,684 15.3 −5.6
Liberal Donald Matthew 3,212 13.4 −11.9
New Britain John Philip Pratt 1,127 4.7 N/A
National Front Kenneth Roderick McKilliam 725 3.0 +1.0
International Marxist Brian Heron 494 1.4 N/A
Democratic Monarchist, Public Safety, White Resident Bill Boaks 42 0.2 N/A
Majority 11,551 47.1 +20.6
Turnout 24,519 24.5
Conservative hold Swing
General Election October 1974: Bournemouth East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Cordle 20,790 51.8 +1.6
Liberal George Hamilton Musgrave 10,129 25.2 −4.0
Labour Desmond Earle Lock 8,422 21.0 +4.3
National Front Michael John Hayes 828 2.1 +0.2
Majority 10,661 26,5 +5.6
Turnout 40,149 70.5 −8.1
Conservative hold Swing N/A
General Election February 1974: Bournemouth East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Cordle 22,319 50.2 N/A
Liberal George Hamilton Musgrave 13,005 29.3 N/A
Labour Desmond Earle Lock 7,423 16.7 N/A
National Front Michael John Hayes 875 2.0 N/A
Anti-EEC Alan Stanley Reynolds 834 1.9 N/A
Majority 9,314 20.95 N/A
Turnout 44,456 78.6 N/A
Conservative win (new seat)

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ "Bournemouth East: Usual Resident Population, 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 1 February 2015. 
  2. ^ "Electorate Figures – Boundary Commission for England". 2011 Electorate Figures. Boundary Commission for England. 4 March 2011. Archived from the original on 6 November 2010. Retrieved 13 March 2011. 
  3. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "B" (part 4)[self-published source][better source needed]
  4. ^ "Election Data 2015". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015. 
  5. ^ "Statement of Persons Nominated" (PDF). Bournemouth Borough Council. 9 April 2015. Retrieved 18 April 2015. 
  6. ^ http://electionresults.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/bournemouth-east-2015.html
  7. ^ http://electionresults.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/bournemouth-east-2015.html
  8. ^ http://sedorset.greenparty.org.uk/news/2015/02/09/dorset-greens-make-history/
  9. ^ "Election Data 2010". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 26 July 2013. Retrieved 17 October 2015. 
  10. ^ "Election Data 2005". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015. 
  11. ^ "Election Data 2001". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015. 
  12. ^ "Election Data 1997". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015. 
  13. ^ "Election Data 1992". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015. 
  14. ^ "Politics Resources". Election 1992. Politics Resources. 9 April 1992. Retrieved 6 December 2010. 
  15. ^ "Election Data 1987". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015. 
  16. ^ "Election Data 1983". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015. 

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