Gosport (UK Parliament constituency)
for the House of Commons
Boundary of Gosport in Hampshire
Location of Hampshire within England
|Electorate||72,845 (December 2010)|
|Member of Parliament||Caroline Dinenage (Conservative)|
|Number of members||One|
|Created from||Gosport & Fareham|
|European Parliament constituency||South East England|
1974-1983: The Municipal Borough of Gosport.
1983–present: The Borough of Gosport, and the Borough of Fareham wards of Hill Head and Stubbington.
The constituency centres on Peel Common, Chalk Common and the River Alver that run north-south — its largest settlement is arguably the eastern town of Gosport. Gosport post town comprises several distinct villages and neighbourhoods on the south coast of England in Hampshire whereas the constituency comprises the whole of Gosport Borough (including Lee-on-the-Solent and Alverstoke) and includes Stubbington and Hill Head from the neighbouring Fareham Borough.
Gosport has to date been a Conservative safe seat - although at the 2019 European Parliament Elections, the last occasion that opinion was tested at the ballot box, the Conservative vote collapsed to just 11%, whereas an insurgent Brexit Party took over 50% of the vote; an area with a majority of privately owned properties that has a minority of poor residents — two large housing estates in the south and east of Rowner for example are according to the 2001 census predominantly social housing and contain two of the most deprived output areas in terms of income and unemployment in the United Kingdom however is not of uniform characterisation. Rowner has a central conservation area of expensive housing and touches immediately to the west the Lee on Solent Golf Club, Grange Farm Museum, the West of the Alder Nature Reserve and the Wild Grounds Nature reserve. Beside its bowling green, allotments and recreation ground lies Grade I-architecture St Mary's Church. Unlike the generally expensive west of the borough, Rowner resembles central Gosport and Bridgemary in presenting a diverse picture retaining scenic and generally more rural surroundings than the City of Portsmouth with some areas of deprivation.
In December 2009, Gosport became the second constituency to vote in an open primary to select the Conservative PPC. All residents of the area were asked to take part via a postal vote. The result of the Gosport primary saw Caroline Dinenage publicly selected. At the general election on 6 May 2010, Caroline Dinenage was elected with 24,300 votes, a majority of 14,413 votes. Dinenage is currently Minister for Equalities. Since the turn of the century Labour, UKIP and the Liberal Democrats have also finished second.
Peter Viggers (later knighted) had represented the constituency from 1974 to 2010. David Cameron instructed Sir Peter not to stand for re-election after his nationally infamous attempt to claim for a duck house during the MPs' expenses scandal.
Gosport voted Leave at the 2016 United Kingdom European Union membership referendum, by 63.9%, while the local MP Caroline Dinenage campaigned to Remain. At the 2019 European Parliament election in the United Kingdom Gosport voted: Brexit Party (50%); Liberal Democrat Party (15%); Conservative Party (11%); Green Party (10%); Labour Party (6%); UK Independence Party (UKIP) (4%); Change UK (3%). The Gosport Brexit Party’s Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for the forthcoming General Election, John Kennedy, stood as a Candidate for the Brexit Party at the 2019 European Parliamentary Election, for this Seat, forming part of the South East England (European Parliament constituency), on the ticket headed by Brexit Party Leader, Nigel Farage MEP.
Members of ParliamentEdit
|Feb 1974||Sir Peter Viggers||Conservative|
Elections in the 2010s (General & European Parliamentary)Edit
|Brexit Party||John Kennedy||0||0||0|
Elected candidates are shown in bold. Brackets indicate the order candidates were elected and the number of votes per seat won in their respective columns.
|European Election 2019: Gosport Constituency South East England|
|Brexit Party||Nigel Farage (1)
Alexandra Lesley Phillips (3)
Robert Andrew Rowland (6)
Belinda Claire De Camborne Lucy (8)
James Gilbert Bartholomew, Christopher Graham Ellis, John Kennedy, Matthew Peter Taylor, George Thomas Stahel Farmer, Peter David Wiltshire
|Liberal Democrat||Catherine Bearder (2)
Antony Hook (5)
Judith Bunting (9)
Martin Paul Niebuhr Tod, Elizabeth Pendrill Raphael Leffman, Christopher Alan Bowers, Giles Damian Goodall, Ruvi Ziegler, Nicholas David Stanford Perry, John William Vincent
|Conservative||Daniel Hannan (7)
Nirj Deva, Richard McDonald Robinson, Mike Whiting, Juliette Katherine Christie Ash, Anna Firth, Adrian Pepper, Clarence Mitchell, Neva Sadikoglu-Novaky, Caroline Anne Newton
|Green||Alexandra Phillips (4)
Elise Danielle Benjamin, Vix Lowthion, Leslie Christine Groves Williams, Phelim Mac Cafferty, Jan Hendrik Jamison Doerfel, Larry Sanders, Isabella Lina Marie Moir, Oliver Sykes, Jonathan Christopher St.Aubyn Essex
|Labour||John Howarth (10)
Cathy Shutt, Arran Richard Neathey, Emma Christina Turnbull, Rohit K. Dasgupta, Amy Lauren Fowler, Duncan Shaw Thomas Enright, Lubna Aiysha Arshad, Simon Guy Burgess, Rachael Eowyn Ward
|UKIP||Piers Wauchope, Elizabeth Fletcher Philips, Daryll James Pitcher, Martin Toby Brothers, Tony Gould, Clive Keith Egan, Troy De Leon, Alan Harvey Stone, Judy Moore, Patricia Ann Mountain||742||3||N/A|
|Change UK||Richard Ashworth, Victoria Groulef, Warren Morgan, Eleanor Mary Fuller, Robin John Bextor, Nicholas Mazzei, Suzana Carp, Phil Murphy, Heather Marion Allen, Diane Helen Yeo||667||3||N/A|
|UK EU||Pacelli Ndikumana, Clinton Powe||59||0||N/A|
|Independent||Jason Guy Spencer McMahon||38||0||N/A|
|Socialist (GB)||Mandy Bruce, Raymond Dennis Carr, David Stanley Chesham, Robert Alexander Cox, Michael Foster, Stephen Harper, Neil Kirk, Anton Charles Pruden, Andrew Brian Thomas-Emans, Darren James Williams||36||0||N/A|
|Independent||David Victor Round||35||0||N/A|
|Independent||Michael Jeffrey Turberville||11||0||N/A|
|Liberal Democrat||Bruce Tennent||2,328||4.7||-2.2|
|Liberal Democrat||Rob Hylands||3,298||6.9||-14.1|
|Liberal Democrat||Rob Hylands||9,887||21.1||+4.5|
|English Democrat||Bob Shaw||622||1.3||+1.3|
Elections in the 2000sEdit
|Liberal Democrat||Roger Roberts||7,145||16.6||+1.5|
|Liberal Democrat||Roger Roberts||6,011||15.1||−4.5|
|Socialist Labour||Kevin Chetwynd||509||1.3||N/A|
Elections in the 1990sEdit
|Liberal Democrat||Steve Hogg||9,479||19.6||-8.0|
|Liberal Democrat||MG Russell||14,776||27.6||−3.9|
|Labour||Mrs MF Angus||7,275||13.6||+3.7|
Elections in the 1980sEdit
|Liberal||Peter John Chegwyn||16,081||31.57|
|Liberal||Peter John Chegwyn||13,728||29.54|
Elections in the 1970sEdit
|Labour||Peter Marsh Tebutt||10,621||28.85|
|Liberal||Peter Dane Clark||8,701||23.64|
|Labour||Graham John Hewitt||12,335||31.3||N/A|
|Liberal||John George Rodway Rix||7,485||19.0||N/A|
|Conservative win (new seat)|
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- Ordnance survey website
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