List of parliamentary constituencies in Hampshire

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

The ceremonial county of Hampshire, which includes the unitary authorities of Portsmouth and Southampton, is divided into 18 parliamentary constituencies: 9 borough constituencies and 9 county constituencies.

Constituencies[edit]

  Conservative   Labour   Liberal Democrat ¤

Constituency[nb 1] Electorate[1] Majority[2][nb 2] Member of Parliament[2] Nearest opposition[2] Map
Aldershot BC 72,617 16,698   Leo Docherty   Howard Kaye ‡
Basingstoke BC 82,928 14,198   Maria Miller   Kerena Marchant ‡
East Hampshire CC 76,478 19,696   Damian Hinds   David Buxton ¤
Eastleigh BC 83,880 15,607   Paul Holmes   Lynda Murphy ¤
Fareham CC 78,337 26,086   Suella Braverman   Matthew Randall ‡
Gosport BC 73,541 23,278   Caroline Dinenage   Tom Chatwin ‡
Havant BC 72,103 21,792   Alan Mak   Rosamund Knight ‡
Meon Valley CC 75,737 23,555   Flick Drummond   Lewis North ¤
New Forest East CC 73,549 25,251   Julian Lewis   Julie Hope ‡
New Forest West CC 70,869 24,403   Desmond Swayne   Jack Davies ¤
North East Hampshire CC 78,954 20,211   Ranil Jayawardena   Graham Cockarill ¤
North West Hampshire CC 83,083 26,308   Kit Malthouse   Luigi Gregori ¤
Portsmouth North BC 71,299 15,780   Penny Mordaunt   Amanda Martin ‡
Portsmouth South BC* 74,186 5,363   Stephen Morgan   Donna Jones
Romsey and Southampton North CC 68,228 10,872   Caroline Nokes   Craig Fletcher ¤
Southampton Itchen BC 72,299 4,498   Royston Smith   Simon Letts ‡
Southampton Test BC 70,116 6,213   Alan Whitehead   Steven Galton †
Winchester CC 75,582 985   Steve Brine   Paula Ferguson ¤

2010 boundary changes[edit]

Under the Fifth Periodic Review of Westminster constituencies, the Boundary Commission for England decided to increase the number of seats which covered Hampshire from 17 to 18, with the creation of Meon Valley. As a consequence of resulting boundary changes, Romsey was renamed Romsey and Southampton North. The Aldershot and Basingstoke seats, more predominantly urban than previously defined, were redesignated as borough constituencies.

Former name Boundaries 1997-2010 Current name Boundaries 2010–present
  1. Aldershot CC
  2. Basingstoke CC
  3. East Hampshire CC
  4. Eastleigh BC
  5. Fareham CC
  6. Gosport BC
  7. Havant BC
  8. New Forest East CC
  9. New Forest West CC
  10. North East Hampshire CC
  11. North West Hampshire CC
  12. Portsmouth North BC
  13. Portsmouth South BC
  14. Romsey CC
  15. Southampton Itchen BC
  16. Southampton Test BC
  17. Winchester CC
Parliamentary constituencies in Hampshire
  1. Aldershot BC
  2. Basingstoke BC
  3. East Hampshire CC
  4. Eastleigh BC
  5. Fareham CC
  6. Gosport BC
  7. Havant BC
  8. Meon Valley CC
  9. New Forest East CC
  10. New Forest West CC
  11. North East Hampshire CC
  12. North West Hampshire CC
  13. Portsmouth North BC
  14. Portsmouth South BC
  15. Romsey and Southampton North CC
  16. Southampton Itchen BC
  17. Southampton Test BC
  18. Winchester CC
Proposed Revised constituencies in Hampshire

Proposed boundary changes[edit]

See 2023 Periodic Review of Westminster constituencies for further details.

Following the abandonment of the Sixth Periodic Review (the 2018 review), the Boundary Commission for England formally launched the 2023 Review on 5 January 2021 and published their initial proposals on 8 June 2021.[3]

The commission has proposed that Hampshire be combined with Berkshire and Surrey as a sub-region of the South East Region. As a result, parts of the current constituency of East Hampshire would be included in a new cross-county boundary constituency named Farnham and Bordon. In addition, Fareham and Meon Valley would be abolished and replaced by Fareham and Waterlooville, and Hedge End.[4][5]

The following constituencies are proposed:

Containing electoral wards from Basingstoke and Deane

Containing electoral wards from East Hampshire

Containing electoral wards from Eastleigh

Containing electoral wards from Fareham

Containing electoral wards from Gosport

  • Gosport CC (part)

Containing electoral wards from Hart

Containing electoral wards from Havant

  • Fareham and Waterlooville CC (part)
  • Havant BC

Containing electoral wards from New Forest

Containing electoral wards from Portsmouth

Containing electoral wards from Rushmoor

  • Aldershot BC (part)

Containing electoral wards from Southampton

Containing electoral wards from Test Valley

  • Eastleigh BC (part)
  • North West Hampshire CC (part)
  • Romsey and Southampton North CC (part)

Containing electoral wards from Winchester

  • Fareham and Waterlooville CC (part)
  • Hedge End CC (part)
  • Winchester CC

Revised proposals will be published in late 2022 and the final report will be submitted in June 2023.

Results history[edit]

Primary data source: House of Commons research briefing - General election results from 1918 to 2019.[6] The Isle of Wight is excluded throughout.

2019[edit]

The number of votes cast for each political party who fielded candidates in constituencies comprising Hampshire in the 2019 general election were as follows:

Party Votes % Change from 2017 Seats Change from 2017
Conservative 536,633 57.1% Increase0.5% 16 0
Labour 188,738 20.1% Decrease6.5% 2 0
Liberal Democrats 175,173 18.6% Increase6.4% 0 0
Greens 30,710 3.3% Increase1.3% 0 0
Brexit 2,585 0.3% new 0 0
Others 6,473 0.6% Decrease2.0% 0 0
Total 940,312 100.0 18

Percentage votes[edit]

Note that before 1983 Hampshire also included the Bournemouth and Christchurch areas.

Election year 1923 1924 1929 1935 1945 1950 1951 1955 1959 1964 1966 1970 1974 (F) 1974 (O) 1979 1983 1987 1992 1997 2001 2005 2010 2015 2017 2019
Conservative1 50.2 63.8 46.9 68.0 49.5 54.3 58.1 60.0 60.6 50.5 47.4 52.0 46.5 45.9 56.1 55.1 55.3 54.2 41.2 41.6 42.8 49.5 52.2 56.6 57.1
Labour 22.7 27.1 27.2 27.4 37.7 38.8 40.3 38.1 34.9 34.1 33.7 29.9 26.9 29.4 26.1 14.7 14.5 18.6 28.3 27.6 23.2 14.9 16.9 26.6 20.1
Liberal Democrat2 27.0 9.1 23.7 3.1 6.9 6.7 1.6 1.9 4.6 15.3 13.7 12.1 26.0 24.0 17.3 29.9 30.0 26.0 25.3 27.8 29.6 29.7 11.3 12.2 18.6
Green Party - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - * * * * * 0.7 4.3 2.0 3.3
UKIP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - * * * 3.9 14.7 2.0 *
Brexit Party - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 0.3
Other - - 2.2 1.5 5.9 0.3 - - - 0.04 5.1 6.0 0.7 0.8 0.5 0.2 0.2 1.2 5.1 3.0 4.4 1.3 0.5 0.6 0.6

1Including National Liberal, and one National candidate in 1945

2pre-1979: Liberal Party; 1983 & 1987 - SDP-Liberal Alliance

* Included in Other

Accurate vote percentages for the 1918, 1922 and 1931 elections cannot be obtained because at least one candidate stood unopposed.

Seats[edit]

Election year 1983 1987 1992 1997 2001 2005 2010 2015 2017 2019
Conservative 15 15 14 11 10 10 14 17 16 16
Labour 0 0 1 3 3 3 2 1 2 2
Liberal Democrat1 0 0 0 3 4 4 2 0 0 0
Total 15 15 15 17 17 17 18 18 18 18

11983 & 1987 - SDP-Liberal Alliance

Maps[edit]

Historical representation by party[edit]

A cell marked → (with a different colour background to the preceding cell) indicates that the previous MP continued to sit under a new party name. Unlike elsewhere in this article, the Isle of Wight is included in these tables.

1885 to 1918[edit]

  Conservative   Independent Conservative   Liberal   Liberal Unionist   National Party

Constituency 1885 1886 87 88 1892 1895 96 97 00 1900 01 04 05 1906 06 Jan 1910 Dec 1910 12 16 17 18
Andover Beach E. Faber W. Faber
Basingstoke Sclater-Booth Jeffreys Salter Geddes
Christchurch Young Smith Balfour Allen Croft Croft
Fareham Fitzwygram Lee Davidson
New Forest F. Compton Douglas-Scott-Montagu H. Compton Hobart Perkins
Petersfield Palmer Wickham Nicholson
Portsmouth Crossman Baker Majendie Baker Falle
Vanderbyl Wilson Clough Bramsdon Lucas Bramsdon Beresford Meux
Southampton Giles Chamberlayne Evans Chamberlayne Philipps
Commerell Evans Simeon Ward
Winchester Tottenham Moss Myers G. V. Baring Carnegie
Isle of Wight Webster Seely G. Baring Hall

1918 to 1950[edit]

  Coalition Liberal (1918-22) / National Liberal (1922-23)   Conservative   Labour   Liberal   National Government   National Liberal (1931-68)   National Party

Constituency 1918 20 21 1922 22 23 1923 1924 1929 31 1931 32 34 1935 39 40 40 41 43 1945 45
Aldershot Palmer Lyttelton
Basingstoke Geddes Holbrook Fletcher Holbrook Wallop Wolff Donner
Bournemouth Croft Lyle Bracken
Fareham Davidson Inskip White
New Forest & Christchurch Perkins Ashley Mills Crosthwaite-Eyre
Petersfield Nicholson Dorman-Smith Jeffreys
Portsmouth Central Bramsdon Privett Bramsdon Foster Hall Beaumont Snow
Portsmouth North Falle Keyes James Bruce
Portsmouth South Cayzer Wilson Cayzer Lucas
Southampton Philipps Perkins Morley Barrie Reith Thomas Morley
Ward Bathurst Lewis Craven-Ellis Lewis
Winchester Hennessy Ellis Palmer Jeger
Isle of Wight Hall Chatfeild-Clarke Seely Macdonald

1950 to 1983[edit]

  Conservative   Labour   Liberal   Social Democratic   Speaker

Constituency 1950 1951 52 54 1955 1959 60 64 1964 65 1966 68 1970 71 Feb 1974 Oct 1974 77 1979 81
Aldershot Lyttelton Errington Critchley
Basingstoke Donner Freeth Mitchell
Bournemouth East & Christchurch / Bth East (1974) Bracken Nicolson Cordle Atkinson
Bournemouth West Gascoyne-Cecil Eden
Christchurch and Lymington N/A Adley
Eastleigh N/A Price
Gosport and Fareham / Fareham (1974) Bennett Lloyd
Gosport N/A Viggers
New Forest Crosthwaite-Eyre McNair-Wilson
Petersfield Jeffreys Legh Quennell Mates
Portsmouth Langstone / Havant & Waterloo (1974) Stevens Lloyd
Portsmouth South Lucas Pink
Portsmouth West / Portsmouth North (1974) Clarke Judd Griffiths
Southampton Itchen Morley King Mitchell
Southampton Test King Howard Fletcher-Cooke Mitchell Hill Gould Hill
Winchester Smithers Morgan-Giles Browne
Isle of Wight Macdonald Woodnutt Ross

1983 to present[edit]

  Conservative   Democratic Unionist   Independent   Independent Conservative   Labour   Liberal   Liberal Democrats   Social Democratic

Constituency 1983 84 1987 1992 94 1997 00 2001 02 04 2005 2010 13 2015 2017 2019 20 20
Aldershot Critchley Howarth Docherty
Basingstoke Hunter Miller
East Hampshire Mates Hinds
Eastleigh Price Milligan Chidgey Huhne Thornton Davies Holmes
Fareham Lloyd Hoban Braverman
Gosport Viggers Dinenage
Havant Lloyd Willetts Mak
Meon Valley Hollingbery Drummond
New Forest / New Forest East (1997) McNair-Wilson Lewis
New Forest West Swayne
North East Hampshire Arbuthnot Jayawardena
North West Hampshire Mitchell Young Malthouse
Portsmouth North Griffiths Rapson McCarthy-Fry Mordaunt
Portsmouth South Pink Hancock Martin Hancock Drummond Morgan
Romsey and Waterside / Romsey (1997) /
Romsey & Southampton North (2010)
Colvin Gidley Nokes
Southampton Itchen Chope Denham Smith
Southampton Test Hill Whitehead
Winchester Browne Malone Oaten Brine
Isle of Wight Ross Field Brand Turner Seely

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ BC denotes borough constituency, CC denotes county constituency.
  2. ^ The majority is the number of votes the winning candidate receives more than their nearest rival.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Baker, Carl; Uberoi, Elise; Cracknell, Richard (28 January 2020). "General Election 2019: full results and analysis". {{cite journal}}: Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  2. ^ a b c "Constituencies A-Z - Election 2019". BBC News. Retrieved 24 April 2020.
  3. ^ "2023 Review | Boundary Commission for England". boundarycommissionforengland.independent.gov.uk. Retrieved 7 October 2021.
  4. ^ PA, David Hughes and Gavin Cordon; Stanley, Megan (8 June 2021). "Hampshire would get more MPs under new boundary proposals". hampshirelive. Retrieved 15 November 2021.
  5. ^ "Initial proposals for new Parliamentary constituency boundaries in the South East region | Boundary Commission for England". boundarycommissionforengland.independent.gov.uk. Retrieved 18 October 2021.
  6. ^ Watson, Christopher; Uberoi, Elise; Loft, Philip (17 April 2020). "General election results from 1918 to 2019". {{cite journal}}: Cite journal requires |journal= (help)