Havant (UK Parliament constituency)

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Havant
Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Havant in Hampshire.
Outline map
Location of Hampshire within England.
County Hampshire
Electorate 70,568 (December 2010)[1]
Current constituency
Created 1983
Member of parliament Alan Mak (Conservative)
Number of members One
Created from Havant & Waterloo
Overlaps
European Parliament constituency South East England

Havant /ˈhævənt/ is a constituency[n 1] represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament by Alan Mak, the first person of Chinese origin to be elected to the chamber.[n 2] To date, the constituency has been a Conservative safe seat.

Boundaries[edit]

1983-1997: The Borough of Havant wards of Barncroft, Battins, Bedhampton, Bondfields, Cowplain, Emsworth, Hart Plain, Hayling East, Hayling West, St Faith's, Warren Park, and Waterloo.

1997-present: The Borough of Havant wards of Barncroft, Battins, Bedhampton, Bondfields, Emsworth, Hayling East, Hayling West, Purbrook, St Faith's, Stakes, and Warren Park.

The constituency comprises most of the borough (and the town) of Havant in Hampshire. This includes two other towns: Waterlooville and Emsworth.

History[edit]

The constituency was preceded by Havant and Waterloo.

The current MP Alan Mak is the first person of Chinese and East Asian origin to be elected to the House of Commons of the United Kingdom.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[2] Party
1983 Ian Lloyd Conservative
1992 David Willetts Conservative
2015 Alan Mak Conservative

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

General Election 2017: Havant[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Alan Mak 27,676 59.8 +8.1
Labour Graham Giles 11,720 25.3 +9.4
Liberal Democrat Paul Gray 2,801 6.0 -0.5
UKIP John Perry 2,011 4.3 -16.3
Green Tim Dawes 1,122 2.4 -2.8
Independent Ann Buckley 984 2.1 N/A
Majority 15,956 34.9 +3.8
Turnout 46,399 63.9 +0.4
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 2015: Havant[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Alan Mak 23,159 51.7 +0.6
UKIP John Perry 9,239 20.6 +14.7
Labour Graham Giles 7,149 15.9 −1.8
Liberal Democrat Steve Sollitt[5] 2,929 6.5 −16.9
Green Tim Dawes 2,352 5.2 N/A
Majority 13,920 31.1
Turnout 44,828 63.5
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 2010: Havant[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative David Willetts 22,433 51.1 +6.8
Liberal Democrat Alex Payton 10,273 23.4 +3.2
Labour Robert Smith 7,777 17.7 −11.0
UKIP Gary Kerrin 2,611 5.9 +3.5
English Democrat Fungus Addams 809 1.8 +1.8
Majority 12,160 27.7
Turnout 43,903 63.0 +2.5
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

General Election 2005: Havant[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative David Willetts 18,370 44.4 +0.5
Labour Sarah Bogle 11,862 28.7 −4.8
Liberal Democrat Alexander Bentley 8,358 20.2 +1.6
Green Timothy Dawes 1,006 2.4 +0.4
UKIP Stephen Harris 998 2.4 +1.0
BNP Ian Johnson 562 1.4 N/A
Veritas Russell Thomas 195 0.5 N/A
Majority 6,508 15.7
Turnout 41,351 60.3 +2.7
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 2001: Havant[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative David Willetts 17,769 43.9 +4.2
Labour Peter Guthrie 13,562 33.5 +1.5
Liberal Democrat Catherine Cole 7,508 18.6 −3.8
Green Kevin Jacks 793 2.0 N/A
UKIP Timothy Cuell 561 1.4 N/A
Independent Roy Stanley 244 0.6 N/A
Majority 4,207 10.4
Turnout 40,437 57.6 −12.8
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

General Election 1997: Havant[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative David Willetts 19,204 39.7 −13.1
Labour Lynne Armstrong 15,475 32.0 +12.3
Liberal Democrat Michael Kooner 10,806 22.4 −3.7
Referendum Anthony Green 2,395 5.0 N/A
British Isles People First Party Major Atwal 442 0.9 N/A
Majority 3,729 7.7
Turnout 48,322 70.4
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1992: Havant[10][11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative David Willetts 32,233 55.0 −2.2
Liberal Democrat Stephen van Hagen 14,649 25.0 −3.1
Labour Graham Morris 10,968 18.7 +4.6
Green Terry Mitchell 793 1.4 N/A
Majority 17,584 30.0 +1.0
Turnout 58,643 79.0 +4.4
Conservative hold Swing +0.5

Elections in the 1980s[edit]

General Election 1987: Havant[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Ian Lloyd 32,527 57.1 +1.8
Social Democratic Elizabeth Cleaver 16,017 28.1 −4.6
Labour James Philips 8,030 14.1 +2.1
Creek Road Fresh Bread Party Gerald Fuller 373 0.7 N/A
Majority 16,510 29.0
Turnout 56,947 74.6
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1983: Havant[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Ian Lloyd 29,148 55.3 N/A
Social Democratic Elizabeth Cleaver 17,192 32.7 N/A
Labour Robert Norris 6,335 12.0 N/A
Majority 11,956 22.6 N/A
Turnout 52,675 72.1 N/A
Conservative win (new seat)

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ A borough 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. Retrieved 13 March 2011. 
  2. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "H" (part 2)
  3. ^ "Havant parliamentary constituency". BBC News. 
  4. ^ "Election Data 2015". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015. 
  5. ^ "Steve Sollitt PPC page". Liberal Democrats. Retrieved 22 February 2015. 
  6. ^ "Election Data 2010". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015. 
  7. ^ "Election Data 2005". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015. 
  8. ^ "Election Data 2001". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015. 
  9. ^ "Election Data 1997". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015. 
  10. ^ "Election Data 1992". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015. 
  11. ^ "Politics Resources". Election 1992. Politics Resources. 9 April 1992. Retrieved 2010-12-06. 
  12. ^ "Election Data 1987". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015. 
  13. ^ "Election Data 1983". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015. 

Sources[edit]

Coordinates: 50°49′N 0°59′W / 50.82°N 0.98°W / 50.82; -0.98