East Hampshire (UK Parliament constituency)
for the House of Commons
|Electorate||72,648 (December 2010)|
|Major settlements||Alton, Bentley, Liphook, Liss, Petersfield|
|Member of Parliament||Damian Hinds (Conservative)|
|Number of members||One|
|Created from||Petersfield, Aldershot and Basingstoke|
The seat was created in 1983 chiefly to replace the Petersfield constituency. The first MP was (by election) Michael Mates, who held it from 1983 until the calling of the 2010 election when he retired.
Boundaries and profile
1983–1997: The District of East Hampshire wards of Binsted, Bramshott and Liphook, Clanfield and Buriton, East Meon and Langrish, Froyle and Bentley, Froxfield and Steep, Grayshott, Headley, Horndean Catherington, Horndean Hazleton, Horndean Kings, Horndean Murray, Liss, Petersfield Heath, Petersfield St Mary's, Petersfield St Peter's, Rowlands Castle, Selborne, The Hangers, Whitehill Bordon and Whitehill, and Whitehill Lindford, and the District of Hart wards of Church Crookham, Crondall, Fleet Courtmoor, Fleet Pondtail, Fleet West, Hook, Long Sutton, and Odiham.
1997–2010: The District of East Hampshire wards of Alton Holybourne, Alton North East, Alton North West, Alton South East, Alton South West and Beech, Clanfield and Buriton, East Meon and Langrish, Farringdon, Four Marks, Froxfield and Steep, Horndean Catherington, Horndean Hazleton, Horndean Kings, Horndean Murray, Liss, Medstead, North Downland, Petersfield Heath, Petersfield St Mary's, Petersfield St Peter's, Ropley and West Tisted, Rowlands Castle, and The Hangers, and the Borough of Havant wards of Cowplain, Hart Plain, and Waterloo.
2010–present: The District of East Hampshire wards of Alton Amery, Alton Ashdell, Alton Eastbrooke, Alton Westbrooke, Alton Whitedown, Alton Wooteys, Binstead and Bentley, Bramshott and Liphook, Downland, East Meon, Four Marks and Medstead, Froxfield and Steep, Grayshott, Headley, Holybourne and Froyle, Lindford, Liss, Petersfield Bell Hill, Petersfield Causeway, Petersfield Heath, Petersfield Rother, Petersfield St Mary's, Petersfield St Peter's, Ropley and Tisted, Selborne, The Hangers and Forest, Whitehill Chase, Whitehill Deadwater, Whitehill Hogmoor, Whitehill Pinewood, and Whitehill Walldown.
The boundaries resemble the East Hampshire district, shifted somewhat north. The south of the seat has many farm, tourist and outdoor leisure businesses in the South Downs National Park. Results present a Conservative safe seat by length of tenure and size of majorities. On national opinion-poll adjusted results, Hinds achieved the 28th-highest vote share for the party in 2017. The Liberal Democrats or its predecessor the Liberals have finished second in the elections, bar:
Members of Parliament
Elections in the 2010s
|Liberal Democrats||David Buxton||13,750||24.2||+9.0|
|Justice & Anti-Corruption||Eddie Trotter||196||0.3||-0.7|
|Liberal Democrats||Richard Robinson||8,403||15.2||+4.1|
|Justice & Anti-Corruption||Susan Jerrard||571||1.0||New|
|Liberal Democrats||Richard Robinson||5,732||11.1||−19.4|
|Liberal Democrats||Adam Carew||15,640||30.5||−3.5|
|English Democrat||Matt Williams||710||1.4||New|
|Justice & Anti-Corruption||Don Jerrard||310||0.6||New|
Elections in the 2000s
|Liberal Democrats||Ruth Bright||18,764||35.3||+5.4|
|Liberal Democrats||Robert Booker||15,060||29.9||+1.8|
Elections in the 1990s
|Liberal Democrats||Robert Booker||16,337||28.1|
|Liberal Democrats||Susan Baring||18,376||24.8||−4.1|
Elections in the 1980s
|Conservative win (new seat)|
Notes and references
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- "'Hampshire East', June 1983 up to May 1997". ElectionWeb Project. Cognitive Computing Limited. Retrieved 11 March 2016.
- "Majority Sorted Seats". www.electoralcalculus.co.uk.
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "H" (part 1)
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- "Hampshire East parliamentary constituency". BBC News.
- "Election Data 2015". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
- "Election Data 2010". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 26 July 2013. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
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- "Election Data 1997". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
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- "Election Data 1983". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.