Bournemouth East (UK Parliament constituency)


Bournemouth East is a parliamentary constituency[n 1] in Dorset represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 2005 by Tobias Ellwood, a Conservative.[n 2]

Bournemouth East
Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
Boundary of Bournemouth East in Dorset
Location of Dorset within England
CountyDorset
Population102,152 (2011 census)[1]
Electorate73,805 (2018)[2]
Current constituency
Created1974 (1974)
Member of ParliamentTobias Ellwood (Conservative)
Number of membersOne
Created fromBournemouth East and Christchurch
Bournemouth East in Hampshire 1974-1983

Boundaries


Map of present boundaries

1974–1983: The County Borough of Bournemouth wards of Boscombe East, Boscombe West, King's Park, Moordown North, Moordown South, Queen's Park, Southbourne, and West Southbourne.

1983–1997: The Borough of Bournemouth wards of Boscombe East, Boscombe West, Central, East Cliff, Littledown, Moordown, Muscliff, Queen's Park, Southbourne, Strouden Park, and West Southbourne.

1997–2010: The Borough of Bournemouth wards of Boscombe East, Boscombe West, Littledown, Moordown, Muscliff, Queen's Park, Southbourne, Strouden Park, and West Southbourne.

2010–present: The Borough of Bournemouth wards of Boscombe East, Boscombe West, East Cliff and Springbourne, East Southbourne and Tuckton, Littledown and Iford, Moordown, Queen's Park, Strouden Park, Throop and Muscliff, and West Southbourne.

The constituency is based on the eastern portion of Bournemouth, in Dorset, including the Southbourne district at the border of Christchurch, Boscombe, Throop, and Queen's Park.

Following boundary changes enacted at the 2010 United Kingdom general election, the western boundary of the constituency changed so that it aligned with ward boundaries (which had changed since the constituency boundary changes of the 1990s). The main changes saw Eastcliff brought into the constituency with the loss of part of east Winton.

Bournemouth Town Centre was in this constituency from 1983 to 1997.

Members of Parliament


ElectionMember[3] PartyNotes
Feb 1974 John Cordle Conservative Resigned October 1977 as a result of the John Poulson scandal
1977 by-election David Atkinson Conservative
2005 Tobias Ellwood Conservative Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Middle East, Africa and Counter Terrorism (2014-2017)
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State and Minister for Defence People and Veterans (2017-2019)

Chair of the Defence Select Committee (2020 to present)

Elections


Elections in the 2010s

General election 2019: Bournemouth East[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Tobias Ellwood 24,926 50.6 1.3
Labour Corrie Drew 16,120 32.7 2.9
Liberal Democrats Philip Dunn 5,418 11.0 +4.5
Green Alasdair Keddie 2,049 4.2 +1.7
Independent Ben Aston 447 0.9 New
Independent Emma Johnson 314 0.6 New
Majority 8,806 17.9 +1.6
Turnout 49,274 66.5 +1.3
Conservative hold Swing +0.8
General election 2017: Bournemouth East[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Tobias Ellwood 25,221 51.9 +2.9
Labour Mel Semple 17,284 35.6 +19.0
Liberal Democrats Jon Nicholas 3,168 6.5 1.9
UKIP David Hughes 1,405 2.9 13.6
Green Alasdair Keddie 1,236 2.5 4.8
Independent Kieron Wilson 304 0.6 New
Majority 7,937 16.3 -16.3
Turnout 48,618 65.2 +2.6
Conservative hold Swing -8.1
General election 2015: Bournemouth East[6][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Tobias Ellwood[8] 22,060 49.0 +0.6
Labour Peter Stokes 7,448 16.6 +3.3
UKIP David Hughes [8] 7,401 16.5 +9.6
Liberal Democrats Jon Nicholas 3,752 8.4 −22.5
Green Alasdair Keddie[9] 3,263 7.3 New
Independent David Ross 903 2.0 New
Majority 14,612 32.6 +15.1
Turnout 45,014 62.6 +0.7
Conservative hold Swing
General election 2010: Bournemouth East[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Tobias Ellwood 21,320 48.4 +3.4
Liberal Democrats Lisa Northover 13,592 30.9 −0.2
Labour David Stokes 5,836 13.3 −5.8
UKIP David Hughes 3,027 6.9 +2.1
Independent Steven Humphrey 249 0.6 New
Majority 7,728 17.5 +3.6
Turnout 44,024 61.9 +2.6
Conservative hold Swing +1.8

Elections in the 2000s

General election 2005: Bournemouth East[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Tobias Ellwood 16,925 45.0 +1.7
Liberal Democrats Andrew Garratt 11,681 31.1 −2.6
Labour David Stokes 7,191 19.1 −0.8
UKIP Thomas Collier 1,802 4.8 +1.7
Majority 5,244 13.9 +4.3
Turnout 37,599 59.3 +1.1
Conservative hold Swing +2.2
General election 2001: Bournemouth East[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Atkinson 15,501 43.3 +1.9
Liberal Democrats Andrew Garratt 12,067 33.7 +2.3
Labour Paul Nicholson 7,107 19.9 −1.3
UKIP George Chamberlaine 1,124 3.1 +1.3
Majority 3,434 9.6 -0.5
Turnout 35,799 58.2 −12.0
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1990s

General election 1997: Bournemouth East[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Atkinson 17,997 41.4 −14.0
Liberal Democrats Douglas Eyre 13,655 31.4 +0.4
Labour Jessica Stevens 9,181 21.2 +8.3
Referendum Alan Musgrave-Scott 1,808 4.2 New
UKIP Kenneth Benney 791 1.8 New
Majority 4,346 10.01 -14.4
Turnout 43,432 70.21
Conservative hold Swing
General election 1992: Bournemouth East[14][15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Atkinson 30,820 56.4 −1.9
Liberal Democrats Neil Russell 15,998 29.3 −1.3
Labour Peter Brushett 7,541 13.8 +2.7
Natural Law Susan Holmes 329 0.6 New
Majority 14,822 27.1 −0.6
Turnout 54,688 72.8 +2.3
Conservative hold Swing -0.3

Elections in the 1980s

General election 1987: Bournemouth East[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Atkinson 30,925 58.3 +4.8
Liberal John Millward 16,242 30.6 +1.4
Labour Ian Taylor 5,885 11.1 +2.6
Majority 14,683 27.7 +3.4
Turnout 53,052 70.5 +3.9
Conservative hold Swing
General election 1983: Bournemouth East[17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Atkinson 25,176 53.5 −9.2
Liberal John Millward 13,760 29.2 +12.7
Labour Michael Shutler 4,026 8.5 −9.9
Ind. Conservative Phyllis Hogarth 3,644 7.7 New
Ecology Trevor Dykes 273 0.6
Monster Raving Loony Jeremy Stooks 225 0.5 New
Majority 11,416 24.3
Turnout 47,104 66.6
Conservative hold Swing −11.0

Elections in the 1970s

General election 1979: Bournemouth East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Atkinson 25,808 62.6 +10.8
Labour Joseph Goodwin 7,553 18.3 −2.7
Liberal Donald Matthew 6,738 16.4 −8.8
New Britain John Philip Pratt 581 1.4 New
Ecology Jacqueline Mary Dempsey 523 1.3 New
Majority 18,255 44.3 +17.7
Turnout 41,203 73.1 +2.6
Conservative hold Swing
By-election 1977: Bournemouth East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Atkinson 15,235 63.4 +11.6
Labour Joseph Goodwin 3,684 15.3 −5.7
Liberal Donald Matthew 3,212 13.4 −11.8
New Britain John Philip Pratt 1,127 4.7 New
National Front Kenneth Roderick McKilliam 725 3.0 +0.9
International Marxist Brian Heron 494 1.4 New
Democratic Monarchist, Public Safety, White Resident Bill Boaks 42 0.2 New
Majority 11,551 47.1 +20.5
Turnout 24,519 24.5 -46.0
Conservative hold Swing
General election October 1974: Bournemouth East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Cordle 20,790 51.8 +1.6
Liberal George Hamilton Musgrave 10,129 25.2 −4.1
Labour Desmond Earle Lock 8,422 21.0 +4.3
National Front Michael John Hayes 828 2.1 +0.1
Majority 10,661 26.6 +5.7
Turnout 40,149 70.5 −8.1
Conservative hold Swing
General election February 1974: Bournemouth East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Cordle 22,319 50.2
Liberal George Hamilton Musgrave 13,005 29.3
Labour Desmond Earle Lock 7,423 16.7
National Front Michael John Hayes 875 2.0
Anti-EEC Alan Stanley Reynolds 834 1.9
Majority 9,314 20.95
Turnout 44,456 78.6
Conservative win (new seat)

See also


Notes and references


Notes
  1. A borough 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 5 years.
References
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  2. "England Parliamentary electorates 2010–2018". Boundary Commission for England. Retrieved 27 September 2020.
  3. Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "B" (part 4)
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