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|
|European Parliament constituency||South East England|
The constituency was created in 1997 from parts of the seats of Aldershot and East Hampshire since which it has only seen one member serving it in Westminster. In terms of majority size, it is the safest Conservative seat in the UK.
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, 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; retired 2015|
Elections in the 2010s
|Liberal Democrat||Graham Cockarill||5,657||10.5||−15.0|
|Labour||Amran Justin Matheo Hussain||5,290||9.8||0.0|
|UKIP||Robert John Charles Blay1||4,732||8.8||+4.6|
|Green||Andrew Graham Johnston||2,364||4.4||+4.4|
|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 Democrat||Denzil Coulson||13,478||25.5||−1.6|
Elections in the 2000s
|Liberal Democrat||Adam Carew||12,858||27.2||+4.2|
|Liberal Democrat||Michael Ian Plummer||10,122||23.0||+0.3|
|UKIP||Graham Frederick Charles Mellstrom||1,702||3.9||+3.0|
Elections in the 1990s
|Liberal Democrat||Ian Henderson Mann||11,619||22.7||N/A|
|Labour||Peter Roy Dare||8,203||16.0||N/A|
|Referendum||Winston David Rees||2,420||4.7||N/A|
|Independent||Keki Pirosha Jessavala||2,400||4.7||N/A|
|UKIP||Christopher William Berry||452||0.9||N/A|
|Conservative win (new seat)|
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- "2001 Census". Neighbourhood.statistics.gov.uk. Retrieved 2013-02-04.
- Unemployment claimants by constituency The Guardian
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- "Election Data 2015". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
- UKIP candidate Robert Blay suspended over shooting threat - BBC News, 5 May 2015
- Ukip candidate suspended for threatening to 'put a bullet in' Tory rival - The Guardian, 5 May 2015
- Robert Blay: UKIP suspends parliamentary candidate - Mirror, 5 May 2015
- "Election Data 2010". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. 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.
- Election result, 2005 (BBC)
- Election results, 1997 - 2001 (BBC)
- Election results, 1997 - 2001 (Election Demon)
- Election results, 1997 - 2005 (Guardian)