Portsmouth North (UK Parliament constituency)


Portsmouth North (UK Parliament constituency)

UK constituency infobox
Name = Portsmouth North
Map1 = PortsmouthNorth
Map2 = Hampshire
Type = Borough
Year = 1918, 1974
Entity = Hampshire
County = Hampshire
EP = South East England
MP = Sarah McCarthy-Fry
Party = Labour Co-operative

Portsmouth North is a borough constituency which elects one Member of Parliament (MP) to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, by the first past the post voting system.

Boundaries

The constituency covers the northern portion of the city of Portsmouth in Hampshire.

History

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

It was abolished for the 1950 general election and replaced by a new Portsmouth West constituency, but re-established for the February 1974 general election.

Members of Parliament

MPs 1918-1950

* "Constituency created" (1918)

MPs 1974-present

* "Constituency recreated" (1974)

Election results

Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Co-operative
candidate = Sarah McCarthy-Fry
votes = 15,412
percentage = 40.9
change = −9.8
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Penny Mordaunt
votes = 14,273
percentage = 37.8
change = +1.1
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Gary Lawson
votes = 6,684
percentage = 17.7
change = +7.4
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = Mike Smith
votes = 1,348
percentage = 3.6
change = +2.1
Election box majority
votes = 1,139
percentage = 3.0
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 37,717
percentage = 60.0
change = +2.6
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing = −5.5

Election box begin
title=General Election 2001: Portsmouth North
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Syd Rapson
votes = 18,676
percentage = 50.7
change = +3.5
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Chris Day
votes = 13,542
percentage = 36.7
change = -0.9
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Darren Sanders
votes = 3,795
percentage = 10.3
change = -0.3
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = William McCabe
votes = 559
percentage = 1.5
change = +0.9
Election box candidate with party link
party = Independent (politician)
candidate = Brian Bundy
votes = 294
percentage = 0.8
change = +0.6
Election box majority
votes = 5,134
percentage = 14.0
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 36,866
percentage = 57.4
change = -12.8
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

Election box begin
title=General Election 1997: Portsmouth North
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Syd Rapson
votes = 21,339
percentage = 47.1
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Peter Griffiths
votes = 17,016
percentage = 37.6
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Steve Sollitt
votes = 4,788
percentage = 10.6
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Referendum Party
candidate = Shaun Evelegh
votes = 1,757
percentage = 3.9
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = P. Coe
votes = 298
percentage = 0.7
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Independent (politician)
candidate = Colin Bex
votes = 72
percentage = 0.2
change =
Election box majority
votes = 4,323
percentage = 9.5
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 45,270
percentage = 70.1
change = -
Election box gain with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
loser = Conservative Party (UK)
swing =

See also

* List of Parliamentary constituencies in Hampshire

References

*cite book |last=Craig |first=F. W. S. |authorlink= F. W. S. Craig |title=British parliamentary election results 1918-1949 |origyear=1969 |edition= 3rd edition |year=1983 |publisher= Parliamentary Research Services |location=Chichester |id= ISBN 0-900178-06-X
* [http://www.angeltowns.com/town/peerage/pcommons2.htm Historical list of MPs]


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