North East Hampshire (UK Parliament constituency)
|North East Hampshire|
for the House of Commons
Boundary of North East Hampshire in Hampshire
Location of Hampshire within England
|Electorate||72,548 (December 2010)|
|Major settlements||Fleet, Church Crookham, Hook and Yateley|
|Member of Parliament||Ranil Jayawardena (Conservative)|
|Number of members||One|
|Created from||East Hampshire, Aldershot|
The constituency was created in 1997 from parts of the seats of Aldershot and East Hampshire. It was represented at Westminster by James Arbuthnot until 2015 when he was succeeded by Ranil Jayawardena. The constituency has, since its creation, given large majorities to the Conservatives, and in 2015, Jayawardena was elected with a lead of 29,916 votes, or 55.4%. This made North East Hampshire the safest Conservative seat at that election in both percentage and numerical terms.
1997–2010: The District of Hart wards of Church Crookham, Crondall, Eversley, Fleet Courtmoor, Fleet Pondtail, Fleet West, Hartley Wintney, Hook, Long Sutton, Odiham, and Whitewater, and the District of East Hampshire wards of Binsted, Bramshott and Liphook, Froyle and Bentley, Grayshott, Headley, Selborne, Whitehill Bordon and Whitehill, and Whitehill Lindford.
2010–present: The District of Hart wards of Church Crookham East, Church Crookham West, Crondall, Eversley, Fleet Central, Fleet Courtmoor, Fleet North, Fleet Pondtail, Fleet West, Greywell, Hartley Wintney, Hook, Long Sutton, Odiham, Yateley East, Yateley North, and Yateley West, and the Borough of Basingstoke and Deane wards of Calleva, Pamber, Sherborne St John, and Upton Grey and The Candovers.
This constituency was slightly altered for the 2010 general election - the seat's southernmost part was transferred to East Hampshire while it gained some wards from Basingstoke and Hart wards from Aldershot.
The seat includes significant software, hardware and military sectors and a significant proportion of Basingstoke, Bracknell and City of London commuters, particularly the latter towards Hook railway station on the South West Main Line; the average income level is higher than the national average. This area also has low unemployment and a high proportion of semi-detached and detached properties.
Members of Parliament
|1997||James Arbuthnot||Conservative||Previously MP for Wanstead and Woodford (1987–97)|
Opposition Chief Whip 1997-2001
Chairman of the Defence Select Committee (2005–14)
Elections in the 2010s
|Liberal Democrats||Graham Cockarill||15,069||25.4||13.3|
|Monster Raving Loony||Howling Laud Hope||576||1.0||1.0|
|Liberal Democrats||Graham Cockarill||6,987||12.1||1.6|
|Liberal Democrats||Graham Cockarill||5,657||10.5||15.0|
|Monster Raving Loony||Mad Max Bobetsky||384||0.7||0.7|
1: After nominations were closed, Blay was suspended from UKIP after threatening to shoot his Conservative opponent. His name still appeared on ballot papers as it was too late to remove him.
|Liberal Democrats||Denzil Coulson||13,478||25.5||1.6|
Elections in the 2000s
|Liberal Democrats||Adam Carew||12,858||27.2||4.2|
|Liberal Democrats||Michael Plummer||10,122||23.0||0.3|
Elections in the 1990s
|Liberal Democrats||Ian Mann||11,619||22.7||N/A|
|Conservative win (new seat)|
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- Election result, 2005 (BBC)
- Election results, 1997 - 2001 (BBC)
- Election results, 1997 - 2001 (Election Demon)
- Election results, 1997 - 2005 (Guardian)