Portsmouth South (UK Parliament constituency)


Portsmouth South (UK Parliament constituency)

UK constituency infobox
Name = Portsmouth South
Map1 = PortsmouthSouth
Map2 = Hampshire
Type = Borough
Year = 1918
Entity = Hampshire
County = Hampshire
EP = South East England
MP = Mike Hancock
Party = Liberal Democrat

Portsmouth South is a borough constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post voting system.

Boundaries

The constituency represents part of the city of Portsmouth. The northern part is represented by Portsmouth North. It also includes the seaside resort of Southsea and the Naval Dockyards.

History

The constituency was created in 1918 when the larger Portsmouth constituency was split into three divisions: Central, North and South. The Central constituency was abolished in 1950.

Members of Parliament

Elections

Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Mike Hancock
votes = 17,047
percentage = 42.2
change = −2.4
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Caroline Dinenage
votes = 13,685
percentage = 33.9
change = +4.8
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Mark Button
votes = 8,714
percentage = 21.6
change = −2.3
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = Dennis Pierson
votes = 928
percentage = 2.3
change = +1.5
Election box majority
votes = 3,362
percentage = 8.3
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 40,374
percentage = 56.9
change = +6.0
Election box hold with party link
winner = Liberal Democrats (UK)
swing = −3.6

Election box begin
title=General Election 2001: Portsmouth South
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Mike Hancock
votes = 17,490
percentage = 44.6
change = +5.1
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Philip Warr
votes = 11,397
percentage = 29.1
change = -2.1
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Graham Heaney
votes = 9,361
percentage = 23.9
change = -1.4
Election box candidate with party link
party = Socialist Alliance (England)
candidate = John Molyneux
votes = 647
percentage = 1.6
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = Mike Tarrant
votes = 321
percentage = 0.8
change = +0.5
Election box majority
votes = 6,093
percentage = 15.5
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 39,216
percentage = 50.9
change = -12.9
Election box hold with party link
winner = Liberal Democrats (UK)
swing =

See also

* List of Parliamentary constituencies in Hampshire


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