Bournemouth West (UK Parliament constituency)
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|for the House of Commons|
Boundary of Bournemouth West in Dorset.
Location of Dorset within England.
|Electorate||72,714 (December 2010)|
|Member of Parliament||Conor Burns (Conservative)|
|Number of members||One|
|European Parliament constituency||South West England|
Bournemouth West is a borough constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election.
The current boundaries take in the western portion of Bournemouth, from Kinson, Winton, and Talbot Woods areas down towards the town centre and the West Cliff. In a boundary change for the 2010 General Election, the constituency has gained the Branksome area from Poole whilst losing East Cliff to the neighbouring Bournemouth East constituency.
In the 2005 election, the constituency was the Liberal Democrats 50th target seat. It contains Labour's best ward in Bournemouth in the district of Kinson, but the seat has elected Conservatives at every election since its creation in 1950 and is considered safe for them.
Members of Parliament
|1954 by-election||John Eden||Conservative|
|1983||Sir John Butterfill||Conservative|
Elections in the 2010s
|General Election 2010: Bournemouth West|
|Liberal Democrat||Alasdair Murray||13,225||31.7||-0.2|
Elections in the 2000s
|General Election 2005: Bournemouth West|
|Liberal Democrat||Richard Renaut||10,026||29.6||+4.4|
|General Election 2001: Bournemouth West|
|Liberal Democrat||Fiona Hornby||8,468||25.2||-2.6|
Elections in the 1990s
|General Election 1997: Bournemouth West|
|Liberal Democrat||Janet Dover||11,405||27.8|
|Referendum Party||R Mills||1,910||4.7|
|Natural Law||Alexander Springham||103||0.3|
|General Election 1992: Bournemouth West|
|Liberal Democrat||Janet Dover||17,117||30.2||-1.7|
|Natural Law||Alexander Springham||232||0.4||+0.4|
Notes and references
- "Electorate Figures - Boundary Commission for England". 2011 Electorate Figures. Boundary Commission for England. 4 March 2011. Retrieved 13 March 2011.
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "B" (part 4)[self-published source][better source needed]
- "Politics Resources". Election 1992. Politics Resources. 9 April 1992. Retrieved 6 Dec 2010.