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New Forest West (UK Parliament constituency)

BoundariesEdit

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.

This constituency covers the part of the New Forest which is not covered by its other constituency[n 3] and southern settlements next to the coast just outside its boundaries. Largest settlements are Fordingbridge and Ringwood which are inland and coastal New Milton and Lymington.

HistoryEdit

This constituency was created when the old New Forest constituency was divided for the 1997 general election. Since its creation, election results suggest a Conservative safe seat.

Constituency profileEdit

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.[2] Housing types include far above average detached and semi-detached properties.[2] Coast and forest are contained in this area.[3]

Members of ParliamentEdit

Election Member[4] Party
1997 Sir Desmond Swayne Conservative

ElectionsEdit

Elections in the 2010sEdit

General election 2019: New Forest West[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Green Nick Bubb
Liberal Democrats Jack Davies
Labour Jo Graham
Conservative Desmond Swayne
Majority
Turnout N/A N/A N/A
N/A hold Swing N/A

The Brexit Party candidate, Robin Horne, has been withdrawn as the party have confirmed they will not be standing in any of the 317 seats won by the Conservatives in the General election 2017[6]

General election 2017: New Forest West
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Desmond Swayne 33,170 66.8 +6.9
Labour Jo Graham 9,739 19.6 +8.8
Liberal Democrats Terry Scriven 4,781 9.6 +2.7
Green Janet Richards 1,454 2.9 -2.9
Pirate Des Hjerling 483 1.0 +1.0
Majority 23,431 47.2 +3.7
Turnout 49,627 72.8 +3.6
Conservative hold Swing -0.95
General election 2015: New Forest West[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Desmond Swayne 28,420 59.9 +1.1
UKIP Paul Bailey 7,816 16.5 +10.6
Labour Lena Samuels 5,133 10.8 +1.0
Liberal Democrats Imogen Shepherd-DuBey 3,293 6.9 −16.4
Green Janet Richards 2,748 5.8 +3.6
Majority 20,604 43.5
Turnout 69.2
Conservative hold Swing -4.75
General election 2010: New Forest West[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Desmond Swayne 27,980 58.8 +2.9
Liberal Democrats Mike Plummer 11,084 23.3 +4.1
Labour Janice Hurne 4,666 9.8 −6.7
UKIP Martin Lyon 2,783 5.9 +1.7
Green Janet Richards 1,059 2.2 -1.8
Majority 16,896 35.5
Turnout 47,572 69.6 +3.5
Conservative hold Swing −0.6

Elections in the 2000sEdit

General election 2005: New Forest West[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Desmond Swayne 26,004 56.4 +0.7
Liberal Democrats Murari Kaushik 8,719 18.9 −6.9
Labour Janice Hurne 7,590 16.5 +1.8
UKIP Brian Lawrence 1,917 4.2 +0.5
Green Janet Richards 1,837 4.0 N/A
Majority 17,285 37.5 +7.6
Turnout 46,067 66.5 +1.4
Conservative hold Swing +3.8
General election 2001: New Forest West[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Desmond Swayne 24,575 55.7 +5.1
Liberal Democrats Michael Bignell 11,384 25.8 −2.0
Labour Crada N. Onuegbu 6,481 14.7 +0.4
UKIP Michael Clark 1,647 3.7 +0.6
Majority 13,191 29.9 +7.1
Turnout 44,087 65.0 −9.7
Conservative hold Swing +3.6

Elections in the 1990sEdit

General election 1997: New Forest West[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Desmond Swayne 25,149 50.6 N/A
Liberal Democrats Robert C.H. Hale 13,817 27.8 N/A
Labour David R. Griffiths 7,092 14.3 N/A
Referendum Maureen A. Elliott 2,150 4.3 N/A
UKIP Michael Holmes 1,542 3.1 N/A
Majority 11,332 22.8 N/A
Turnout 49,750 74.7 N/A
Conservative win (new seat)

See alsoEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

Notes
  1. ^ A county constituency (for the purposes of election expenses and type of returning officer)
  2. ^ As with all constituencies, the constituency elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election at least every five years.
  3. ^ New Forest East
References
  1. ^ "Electorate Figures - Boundary Commission for England". 2011 Electorate Figures. Boundary Commission for England. 4 March 2011. Archived from the original on 6 November 2010. Retrieved 13 March 2011.
  2. ^ a b "2011 census interactive maps". Archived from the original on January 29, 2016.
  3. ^ "New Forest West: Constituency | Politics | The Guardian". web.archive.org. April 9, 2014.
  4. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "N" (part 1)
  5. ^ "Candidates for New Forest West". The Democracy Club. Retrieved 14 November 2019.
  6. ^ https://twitter.com/TiceRichard/status/1193868942223302656
  7. ^ "Election Data 2015". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  8. ^ "Election Data 2010". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 26 July 2013. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  9. ^ "Election Data 2005". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
  10. ^ "Election Data 2001". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
  11. ^ "Election Data 1997". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.

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