New Forest East (UK Parliament constituency)
|New Forest East|
for the House of Commons
Boundary of New Forest East in Hampshire.
Location of Hampshire within England.
|Electorate||73,542 (December 2010)|
|Member of parliament||Julian Murray Lewis (Conservative)|
|Number of members||One|
|Created from||Romsey and Waterside, New Forest|
|European Parliament constituency||South East England|
In demography and local geography, the district of which the constituency is de facto under present guidelines of the Boundary Commission a division for the purposes of Westminster (which neatly splits into two seats and there is a strong present emphasis on avoiding cross-district seats) contrasts with highly urban districts such as neighbouring Southampton City Council in the average age, home ownership status and affluence of its electorate. The industrial element and mid-density housing of the Southampton Water strip results in some or all Labour and Liberal Democrat councillors in this area at the local district elections from creation to date, and contributes strongly towards the latter party's peak performance leaving the winner a 9% majority in 2001. This contrasts with the Conservative winner's greatest majority to date in 2017 of 42.8% of the votes over his nearest rival which ranks Lewis among the top 10% of his party's MPs by majority. The history of district itself is typical of inherent suburban and retiree districts as it was largely created for the preservation of the National Park and to provide contrast in planning and ethos to the City of Southampton and the Bournemouth conurbation.
The constituency covers the eastern half of the New Forest National Park in Hampshire and land to the east adjoining Southampton Water – almost the whole of its population live in the waterside settlements Totton, Marchwood, Hythe and Fawley or the major forest villages of Lyndhurst, Brockenhurst and Beaulieu.
For all areas the relevant local authority has a higher than average proportion of retired people, and a lower than national average extent of social housing and rented housing. Housing types include far above average detached and semi-detached properties.
1997-2010: The District of New Forest wards of Blackfield and Langley, Boldre, Brockenhurst, Colbury, Copythorne South, Dibden and Hythe North, Dibden Purlieu, Fawley Holbury, Forest North, Forest South, Hythe South, Lyndhurst, Marchwood, Netley Marsh, Totton Central, Totton North, and Totton South.
2010–present: The District of New Forest wards of Ashurst, Copythorne South and Netley Marsh, Boldre and Sway, Bramshaw, Copythorne North and Minstead, Brockenhurst and Forest South East, Butts Ash and Dibden Purlieu, Dibden and Hythe East, Fawley, Blackfield and Langley, Furzedown and Hardley, Holbury and North Blackfield, Hythe West and Langdown, Lyndhurst, Marchwood, Totton Central, Totton East, Totton North, Totton South, and Totton West.
Members of Parliament
Elections in the 2010s
|Liberal Democrat||David Harrison||7,786||15.2||+5.8|
|Liberal Democrat||Bruce Tennent||4,626||9.4||−20.9|
|Liberal Democrat||Terry G. Scriven||15,136||30.3||−3.0|
|Labour||Peter W.J. Sopowski||4,915||9.8||−2.4|
|UKIP||Peter A. Day||2,518||5.0||−0.1|
|Green||Beverley J. Golden||1,024||2.0||N/A|
Elections in the 2000s
|Liberal Democrat||Brian Dash||15,424||34.1||+0.7|
|Liberal Democrat||Brian Dash||14,073||33.4||+1.1|
Elections in the 1990s
|Liberal Democrat||George Dawson||15,838||32.3||N/A|
|Conservative win (new seat)|
Notes and references
- "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.
- 2011 census interactive maps Archived 2016-01-29 at the Wayback Machine.
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "N" (part 1)
- "Election Data 2015". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
- "11559982.Former_policeman_bidding_to_become_UKIP_MP_in_Hampshire". Retrieved 31 January 2015.
- "Sally May PPC page". Green Party of England and Wales. Retrieved 31 January 2015.
- "Election Data 2010". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 26 July 2013. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
- "Election Data 2005". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
- "Election Data 2001". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
- "Election Data 1997". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.