New Forest West (UK Parliament constituency)
|New Forest West|
for the House of Commons
|Electorate||68,987 (December 2010)|
|Major settlements||Fordingbridge, Ringwood, New Milton and Lymington.|
|Member of Parliament||Desmond Swayne (Conservative)|
|Number of members||One|
|Created from||New Forest|
This constituency covers the part of the New Forest which is not covered by New Forest East, and southern coastal settlements just outside its boundaries. The largest settlements are Fordingbridge and Ringwood which are inland and coastal New Milton and Lymington.
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. Coast and forest are contained in this area.
1997–2010: The District of New Forest wards of Barton, Bashley, Becton, Bransgore and Sopley, Downlands, Fordingbridge, Forest North West, Forest West, Hordle, Lymington Town, Milford, Milton, Pennington, Ringwood North, Ringwood South, and Sway.
2010–present: The District of New Forest wards of Barton, Bashley, Becton, Bransgore and Burley, Buckland, Downlands and Forest, Fernhill, Fordingbridge, Forest North West, Hordle, Lymington Town, Milford, Milton, Pennington, Ringwood East and Sopley, Ringwood North, and Ringwood South.
Members of Parliament
|1997||Sir Desmond Swayne||Conservative|
Elections in the 2010s
|Liberal Democrats||Jack Davies||7,710||15.3||+5.7|
|Liberal Democrats||Terry Scriven||4,781||9.6||+2.7|
|Liberal Democrats||Imogen Shepherd-DuBey||3,293||6.9||−16.4|
|Liberal Democrats||Mike Plummer||11,084||23.3||+4.1|
Elections in the 2000s
|Liberal Democrats||Murari Kaushik||8,719||18.9||−6.9|
|Liberal Democrats||Michael Bignell||11,384||25.8||−2.0|
|Labour||Crada N. Onuegbu||6,481||14.7||+0.4|
Elections in the 1990s
|Liberal Democrats||Robert C.H. Hale||13,817||27.8|
|Labour||David R. Griffiths||7,092||14.3|
|Referendum||Maureen A. Elliott||2,150||4.3|
|Conservative win (new seat)|
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