New Forest East (UK Parliament constituency)

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Coordinates: 50°49′12″N 1°28′01″W / 50.820°N 1.467°W / 50.820; -1.467

New Forest East
County constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of New Forest East in Hampshire.
Outline map
Location of Hampshire within England.
County Hampshire
Electorate 73,542 (December 2010)[1]
Current constituency
Created 1997
Member of parliament Julian Murray Lewis (Conservative)
Number of members One
Created from Romsey and Waterside, New Forest
Overlaps
European Parliament constituency South East England

New Forest East is a constituency[n 1] represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 1997 by Julian Murray Lewis, a Conservative.[n 2]

Constituency profile[edit]

The constituency covers the eastern half of the New Forest in Hampshire, including the central forest villages of Lyndhurst, Brockenhurst and Beaulieu, as well as the waterside settlements (Totton, Marchwood, Hythe and Fawley).

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.[2] Housing types include far above average detached and semi-detached properties.[2]

Boundaries[edit]

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.

History[edit]

This constituency was created when the old New Forest constituency was divided for the 1997 general election since its creation results suggest a Conservative safe seat.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[3] Party
1997 Julian Lewis Conservative

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

General Election 2015: New Forest East[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Julian Murray Lewis 27,819 56.3 +3.4
UKIP Roy Swales[5] 8,657 17.5 +12.5
Labour Andrew Pope[6] 6,018 12.2 +2.3
Liberal Democrat Bruce Tennent 4,626 9.4 −20.9
Green Sally May[7] 2,327 4.7 +2.7
Majority 19,162 38.8
Turnout 49,447 68.0 −0.7
Conservative hold Swing +11.2
General Election 2010: New Forest East[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Julian Murray Lewis 26,443 52.8 +3.4
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
Majority 11,307 22.6
Turnout 50,036 68.7 +2.6
Conservative hold Swing +3.2

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

General Election 2005: New Forest East[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Julian Murray Lewis 21,975 48.6 +6.2
Liberal Democrat Brian David Dash 15,424 34.1 +0.7
Labour Stephen John Roberts 5,492 12.1 −9.6
UKIP Ms. Katy Suzanne Davies 2,344 5.2 +2.7
Majority 6,551 14.5
Turnout 45,235 65.9 +2.7
Conservative hold Swing +2.7
General Election 2001: New Forest East[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Julian Murray Lewis 17,902 42.4 −0.5
Liberal Democrat Brian David Dash 14,073 33.4 +1.1
Labour Alan George William Goodfellow 9,141 21.7 −3.1
UKIP William Howe 1,062 2.5 N/A
Majority 3,829 9.0
Turnout 42,178 63.2 −11.4
Conservative hold Swing −1.6

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

General Election 1997: New Forest East[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Julian Murray Lewis 21,053 42.9 N/A
Liberal Democrat George Dawson 15,838 32.3 N/A
Labour Alan George William Goodfellow 12,161 24.8 N/A
Majority 5,215 10.6 N/A
Turnout 49,052 74.6 N/A
Conservative win (new seat)

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. Retrieved 13 March 2011. 
  2. ^ a b 2011 census interactive maps
  3. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "N" (part 1)[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. ^ "11559982.Former_policeman_bidding_to_become_UKIP_MP_in_Hampshire". Retrieved 31 January 2015. 
  6. ^ http://electionresults.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/new-forest-east-2015.html
  7. ^ "Sally May PPC page". Green Party of England and Wales. Retrieved 31 January 2015. 
  8. ^ "Election Data 2010". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015. 
  9. ^ "Election Data 2005". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015. 
  10. ^ "Election Data 2001". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015. 
  11. ^ "Election Data 1997". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015. 

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