Christchurch (UK Parliament constituency)

Christchurch is a constituency[n 1] represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 1997 by Sir Christopher Chope of the Conservative Party.[n 2]

County constituency
for the House of Commons
Boundary of Christchurch in Dorset
Location of Dorset within England
County1983– Dorset
1572–1918: Hampshire
Population83,596 (2011 census)[1]
Electorate69,008 (December 2010)[2]
Major settlementsChristchurch
Current constituency
Member of ParliamentChristopher Chope (Conservative)
Number of membersOne
Created fromChristchurch and Lymington, North Dorset, New Forest
Number of members1572–1832: Two
1832–1918: One
Type of constituencyBorough constituency
Replaced byNew Forest and Christchurch and Bournemouth