Fareham (UK Parliament constituency)

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Fareham
County constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Fareham in Hampshire.
Outline map
Location of Hampshire within England.
County Hampshire
Electorate 76,457 (December 2010)[1]
Major settlements Fareham, Portchester, Warsash
Current constituency
Created 1974 (1974)
Member of parliament Suella Fernandes (Conservative)
Number of members One
Created from Gosport & Fareham
18851950
Number of members One
Type of constituency County constituency
Replaced by Gosport & Fareham and Portsmouth Langstone
Created from South Hampshire
Overlaps
European Parliament constituency South East England

Fareham is a constituency[n 1] represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament. Since 2015, it has been represented by Suella Fernandes of the Conservative Party.[n 2]

Boundaries[edit]

1885-1918: The Municipal Boroughs of Portsmouth and Southampton, the Sessional Division of Fareham, and part of the Sessional Division of Southampton.

1918-1950: The Urban Districts of Fareham, Gosport and Alverstoke, Havant, and Warblington, and the Rural Districts of Fareham and Havant.

1974-1983: The Urban District of Fareham.

1983-1997: The Borough of Fareham except the wards of Hill Head and Stubbington, and the City of Winchester wards of Boarhunt and Southwick, Curdridge, Denmead, Droxford Soberton and Hambledon, Shedfield, Swanmore, Waltham Chase, and Wickham.

1997–present: As above less the City of Winchester wards.

The constituency comprises all wards of the Fareham borough except Stubbington and Hill Head. The largest town in the constituency, as the name suggests, is Fareham. Other communities in the constituency include Portchester, Locks Heath, Warsash and Titchfield.

History[edit]

The constituency was first created in 1885, however in 1950 it was abolished to form the constituency of Gosport and Fareham. It was revived again in 1974. The constituency has always been represented by Conservatives, therefore it is considered a safe seat.

Members of Parliament[edit]

MPs 1885–1950[edit]

Election Member[2] Party
1885 Sir Frederick Fitzwygram Conservative
1900 Arthur Lee Conservative
1918 John Humphrey Davidson Conservative
1931 by-election Thomas Inskip Conservative
1939 by-election Dymoke White Conservative
1950 constituency abolished: see Gosport and Fareham

MPs since 1974[edit]

Election Member[2] Party
Feb. 1974 Reginald Bennett Conservative
1979 Sir Peter Lloyd Conservative
2001 Mark Hoban Conservative
2015 Suella Fernandes Conservative

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

General Election 2017: Fareham[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Suella Fernandes 35,915 63.0 +6.9
Labour Matthew Randall 14,360 25.2 +10.9
Liberal Democrat Matthew Winnington 3,896 6.8 -2.0
UKIP Tony Blewett 1,541 2.7 -12.7
Green Miles Grindey 1,302 2.3 -1.6
Majority 21,555 37.8 -2.9
Turnout 57,014 72.3 +1.5
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 2015: Fareham[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Suella Fernandes[5] 30,689 56.1 +0.8
UKIP Malcolm Jones[6] 8,427 15.4 +11.3
Labour Stuart Rose[7] 7,800 14.3 +0.1
Liberal Democrat Matthew Winnington[8] 4,814 8.8 −15.0
Green Miles Grindey 2,129 3.9 +2.4
Independent Nick Gregory 705 1.3 N/A
Independent Harvey Hines 136 0.2 N/A
Majority 22,262 40.7 +9.2
Turnout 54,700 70.8 -0.8
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 2010: Fareham[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Mark Hoban 30,037 55.3 +5.6
Liberal Democrat Alex Bentley 12,945 23.8 +2.1
Labour James Carr 7,719 14.2 −11.4
UKIP Steve Richards 2,235 4.1 +1.2
Green Peter Doggett 791 1.5 N/A
English Democrat Joe Jenkins 618 1.1 N/A
Majority 17,092 31.5 +7.4
Turnout 54,345 71.6 +4.7
Conservative hold Swing +1.7

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

General Election 2005: Fareham[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Mark Hoban 24,151 49.7 +2.6
Labour James Carr 12,449 25.6 −6.0
Liberal Democrat Richard de Ste-Croix 10,551 21.7 +3.0
UKIP Peter Mason-Apps 1,425 2.9 +0.3
Majority 11,702 24.1 +8.7
Turnout 48,576 66.9 +3.4
Conservative hold Swing +4.3
General Election 2001: Fareham[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Mark Hoban 21,389 47.1 +0.3
Labour James Carr 14,380 31.6 +4.6
Liberal Democrat Hugh Pritchard 8,503 18.7 −0.9
UKIP William O’Brien 1,175 2.6 N/A
Majority 7,009 15.4 −4.4
Turnout 45,447 63.5 −3.4
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

General Election 1997: Fareham[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Peter Lloyd 24,436 46.8 −14.2
Labour Michael A. Prior 14,078 27.0 +2.4
Liberal Democrat Grace Hill 10,234 19.6 −5.0
Referendum Dayne Markham 2,914 5.6 +5.6
No to Europe William O'Brien 515 1.0 N/A
Majority 10,358 19.8 −16.6
Turnout 48,576 66.9 +3.4
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1992: Fareham[13][14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Peter Lloyd 40,482 61.0 −0.1
Liberal Democrat John C. Thompson 16,341 24.6 −5.3
Labour Elizabeth M. Weston 8,766 13.2 +4.1
Green Malcolm J. Brimecome 818 1.2 N/A
Majority 24,141 36.4 +5.1
Turnout 66,407 81.9 +3.4
Conservative hold Swing +2.6

Elections in the 1980s[edit]

General Election 1987: Fareham[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Peter Lloyd 36,781 61.1 −0.7
Liberal Timothy Slack 17,986 29.9 −1.1
Labour Michael Merritt 5,451 9.0 +1.8
Majority 18,795 31.2
Turnout 60,218 78.4
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1983: Fareham[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Peter Lloyd 32,762 61.8
Liberal Steve Yolland 16,446 31.0
Labour D. Sommerville 3,808 7.2
Majority 16,316 30.8
Turnout 53,016 73.7
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1970s[edit]

General Election 1979: Fareham
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Peter Lloyd 28,730 59.0
Liberal W.P. Boulden 11,685 24.0
Labour B.R. Townsend 8,041 16.5
National Front D.C. Vine 252 0.5
Majority 17,045 35.0
Turnout 79.1
Conservative hold Swing
General Election October 1974: Fareham
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Reginald Bennett 19,053 43.2
Liberal P. Smith 14,605 33.1
Labour B.R. Townsend 8,153 18.5
Independent Conservative W.P. Boulden 1,727 3.9
National Front R.M. Doughty 617 1.4
Majority 4,448 10.1
Turnout 44,155 77.0
Conservative hold Swing
General Election February 1974: Fareham
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Reginald Bennett 22,303 47.6 N/A
Liberal P. Smith 14,426 30.8 N/A
Labour J. Horne 8,237 17.6 N/A
Independent Conservative W.P. Boulden 1,879 4.0 N/A
Majority 7,877 16.8 N/A
Turnout 46,845 82.4 N/A
Conservative win (new seat)

Elections in the 1940s[edit]

General Election 1945: Fareham
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Dymoke White 35,882 52.47
Labour Ashley Bramall 32,501 47.53
Majority 3,381 4.94
Turnout 70.96
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1930s[edit]

Fareham by-election 1939
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Dymoke White Unopposed
Conservative hold Swing
Inskip
General Election 1935: Fareham
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Thomas Inskip 31,794 75.07
Labour Robert Mack 10,561 24.93
Majority 21,233 50.13
Turnout 61.92
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1931: Fareham
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Thomas Inskip Unopposed n/a n/a
Conservative hold Swing n/a
Fareham by-election, 1931
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Thomas Inskip 18,749 65.6
Labour Arthur James Pearson 6,312 22.1
Liberal Conyngham Peters Cross 3,517 12.3
Majority 12,437
Turnout 50.3
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1920s[edit]

General Election 1929: Fareham[17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist John Davidson 19,756 54.2 -21.0
Liberal Conyngham Peters Cross 8,630 23.7 n/a
Labour Arthur James Pearson 8,034 22.1 -2.7
Majority 11,126 30.5 -19.9
Turnout 68.0 -0.8
Unionist hold Swing n/a
General Election 1924: Fareham[17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist John Davidson 19,108 75.2 +5.8
Labour Joseph Bowron Baker 6,304 24.8 -5.8
Majority 12,804 50.4 +11.6
Turnout 68.8 +9.1
Unionist hold Swing +5.8
General Election 1923: Fareham [17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist John Davidson 14,787 69.4 -3.7
Labour Joseph Bowron Baker 6,526 30.6 +3.7
Majority 8,261 38.8 -7.4
Turnout 59.7 -7.7
Unionist hold Swing -3.7
General Election 1922 : Fareham [17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist John Davidson 17,008 73.1 n/a
Labour C H Hoare 6,245 26.9 n/a
Majority 10,763 46.2 n/a
Turnout 67.4 n/a
Unionist hold Swing n/a

Election results 1885-1918[edit]

Elections in the 1880s[edit]

Frederick Fitzwygram
General Election 1885: Fareham [18][19][20]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Sir Frederick Wellington John Fitzwygram 5,177 53.4 n/a
Liberal Reginald Garton Wilberforce 4,518 46.6 n/a
Majority 659 6.8 n/a
Turnout 79.7 n/a
Conservative win (new seat)
General Election 1886: Fareham [18][19]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Sir Frederick Wellington John Fitzwygram unopposed n/a n/a
Conservative hold Swing n/a

Elections in the 1890s[edit]

General Election 1892: Fareham [18][19]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Sir Frederick Wellington John Fitzwygram 6,086 57.2 N/A
Liberal James Grab Niven 4,547 42.8 N/A
Majority 1,539 14.4 N/A
Turnout 10,633 77.0 N/A
Registered electors 13,816
Conservative hold Swing N/A
General Election 1895: Fareham [18][19][21]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Sir Frederick Wellington John Fitzwygram Unopposed
Conservative hold

Elections in the 1900s[edit]

Lee
General Election 1900: Fareham [18][19][21][22]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Arthur Hamilton Lee 7,375 65.8 N/A
Liberal Robert Tweedy-Smith 3,828 34.2 N/A
Majority 3,547 31.6 N/A
Turnout 11,203 69.8 N/A
Registered electors 16,050
Conservative hold Swing N/A
By-election, 1903: Fareham [22]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Arthur Hamilton Lee Unopposed
Conservative hold
General Election 1906: Fareham [18][19][22]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Arthur Hamilton Lee 7,683 54.8 −11.0
Liberal George Joseph Hamilton Evatt 6,331 45.2 +11.0
Majority 1,352 9.6 −22.0
Turnout 14,014 80.5 +10.7
Registered electors 17,398
Conservative hold Swing −11.0

Elections in the 1910s[edit]

General Election January 1910: Fareham [18][23]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Arthur Hamilton Lee 10,117 63.7 +8.9
Liberal John Sandy 5,763 36.3 −8.9
Majority 4,354 27.4 +17.8
Turnout 15880 84.9 +4.4
Registered electors 18,695
Conservative hold Swing +8.9
General Election December 1910: Fareham [18][24]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Arthur Hamilton Lee Unopposed
Conservative hold

General Election 1914/15:

Another General Election was required to take place before the end of 1915. The political parties had been making preparations for an election to take place and by the July 1914, the following candidates had been selected;

By-election, 1918: Fareham [18]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist John Humphrey Davidson Unopposed
Unionist hold
General Election 1918 Fareham[17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
C Unionist John Humphrey Davidson Unopposed
Unionist hold
C indicates candidate endorsed by the coalition government.

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

Notes
  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.
References
  1. ^ "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. 
  2. ^ a b Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "F"
  3. ^ "Fareham parliamentary constituency". BBC News. 
  4. ^ "Election Data 2015". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015. 
  5. ^ "Tories pick Suella Fernandes to represent them in Fareham election". Portsmouth News. 
  6. ^ "UKIP announces its contender for Fareham MP". Portsmouth News. 
  7. ^ "Stuart Rose PPC page". Labour Party (UK). Archived from the original on 15 February 2015. Retrieved 14 February 2015. 
  8. ^ "City fighter is choice for Fareham". Liberal Democrats. Archived from the original on 2015-04-02. 
  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 2010-12-06. 
  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. 
  17. ^ a b c d e Craig, F. W. S. (1983). British parliamentary election results 1918-1949 (3 ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. ISBN 0-900178-06-X.
  18. ^ a b c d e f g h i British Parliamentary Election Results 1885-1918, FWS Craig
  19. ^ a b c d e f The Liberal Year Book, 1907
  20. ^ Debrett's House of Commons & Judicial Bench, 1886
  21. ^ a b Debrett's House of Commons & Judicial Bench, 1901
  22. ^ a b c Craig, FWS, ed. (1974). British Parliamentary Election Results: 1885-1918. London: Macmillan Press. ISBN 9781349022984. 
  23. ^ Debrett's House of Commons & Judicial Bench, 1916
  24. ^ Debrett's House of Commons & Judicial Bench, 1916

Sources[edit]

  • Iain Dale, ed. (2003). The Times House of Commons 1929, 1931, 1935. Politico's (reprint). ISBN 1-84275-033-X. 
  • The Times House of Commons 1945. The Times. 1945. 
  • The Times House of Commons 1950. The Times. 1950. 
  • The Times House of Commons 1955. The Times. 1955.