Basingstoke (UK Parliament constituency)


Basingstoke (UK Parliament constituency)

Coordinates: 51°15′43″N 1°05′02″W / 51.262°N 1.084°W / 51.262; -1.084

Basingstoke
County constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Basingstoke in Hampshire for the 2010 general election.
Outline map
Location of Hampshire within England.
County Hampshire
Electorate 75,470 (December 2010)[1]
Major settlements Basingstoke
Current constituency
Created 1885 (1885)
Member of Parliament Maria Miller (Conservative)
Number of members One
Created from North Hampshire
Overlaps
European Parliament constituency South East England


Basingstoke is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. The town was represented in the Model Parliament of 1295, but not again until a constituency was created in 1885. Prior to 1885 it was represented by the North Hampshire constituency. With the exception of the 1923 election, it has always elected Conservative MPs. It is a Conservative safe seat.

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Boundaries

The Basingstoke constituency is based around the town of Basingstoke, and the surrounding countryside, in Hampshire.

The Boundary Commission has proposed that the boundaries of Basingstoke and North West Hampshire be aligned to more closely match the town area.

Members of Parliament

Election Member [2] Party
1885 George Sclater-Booth Conservative
1887 by-election Arthur Frederick Jeffreys Conservative
1906 Arthur Salter Conservative
1917 by-election Auckland Campbell Geddes Unionist
1920 by-election Arthur Richard Holbrook Coalition Conservative
1923 Reginald Fletcher Liberal
1924 Arthur Richard Holbrook Conservative
1929 Viscount Lymington Conservative
1934 by-election Henry Maxence Cavendish Drummond Wolff Conservative
1935 Patrick Donner Conservative
1955 Denzil Freeth Conservative
1964 David Mitchell Conservative
1983 Andrew Hunter Conservative
2002 Independent Conservative
2004 Democratic Unionist
2005 Maria Miller Conservative

Elections

Elections in the 2010s

General Election 2010: Basingstoke[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Maria Miller 25,590 50.5 +11.7
Liberal Democrat John Shaw 12,414 24.5 +2.6
Labour Funda Pepperell 10,327 20.4 -12.2
UKIP Stella Howell 2,076 4.1 +1.9
Basingstoke Common Man Steve Saul 247 0.5 +0.5
Majority 13,176 26.0
Turnout 50,654 67.1 +6.2
Conservative hold Swing +4.6

Elections in the 2000s

General Election 2005: Basingstoke
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Maria Miller 19,955 41.5 −1.2
Labour Paul Harvey 15,275 31.7 −9.2
Liberal Democrat Jen Smith 9,952 20.7 +6.8
UKIP Peter Effer 1,044 2.2 −0.3
Green Darren Shirley 928 1.9 N/A
BNP Roger Robertson 821 1.7 N/A
Millennium Council Roger MacNair 148 0.3 N/A
Majority 4,680 9.7
Turnout 48,123 63.0 +2.3
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 2001: Basingstoke
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Andrew Hunter 20,490 42.7 -0.6
Labour Jon Hartley 19,610 40.9 +1.7
Liberal Democrat Steve Sollitt 6,693 13.9 -3.1
UKIP Kim Graham 1,202 2.5 N/A
Majority 880 1.8
Turnout 47,995 60.7 -13.5
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1990s

General Election 1997: Basingstoke
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Andrew Hunter 24,751 43.3 -10.2
Labour Nigel Lickley 22,354 39.1 +14.0
Liberal Democrat M Rimmer 9,714 17.0 -3.4
Independent E Salim 310 0.6 N/A
Majority 2,397 4.2
Turnout 74.1
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1992: Basingstoke[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Andrew Hunter 37,521 54.6 -1.4
Labour DJC Bull 16,323 23.8 +6.1
Liberal Democrat CI Curtis 14,119 20.6 -5.7
Green Ms. VJ Oldaker 714 1.0 +1.0
Majority 21,198 30.9 +1.1
Turnout 68,677 82.8 +5.8
Conservative hold Swing -3.7

Elections in the 1980s

General Election 1987: Basingstoke
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Andrew Hunter 33,657 56.0
Social Democrat D Bennett 15,764 26.3
Labour P Daden 10,632 17.7
Majority 17,893 29,7
Turnout 77.0
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1940s

General Election 1945: Basingstoke

Electorate 61,, Turnout 66.5, Voters 40,669

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Patrick Donner 18,700 46.0
Labour A E Weston 13,763 33.8
Liberal D Rhys 8,206 20.2
Majority 4,937 12.1

Elections in the 1930s

General Election 1931: Basingstoke

Electorate, Turnout ,Voters 33,753

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Viscount Lymington 23,523 69.7
Liberal A E Weston 6,106 18.1
Labour D Rhys 4,124 12.2
Majority 17,417 51.6

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