Bournemouth East

2015 Result:
Conservative: 22060 (49.2%)
Labour: 7448 (16.6%)
Lib Dem: 3752 (8.4%)
Green: 3263 (7.3%)
UKIP: 7401 (16.5%)
Others: 903 (2%)
MAJORITY: 14612 (32.6%)

Category: Very safe Conservative seat

Geography: South West, Dorset.

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Current MP
TOBIAS ELLWOOD (Conservative) Born 1966, New York. Educated at Loughborough University. Former army officer and stock exchange manager. Former Dacorum councillor. Contested Worsley 2001. First elected as MP for Bournemouth East in 2005. PPS to Liam Fox 2010-2011, PPS to David Lidington 2011-2014. Undersecretary at the Foreign Office since 2014.
Past Results
2010
Con: 21320 (48%)
Lab: 5836 (13%)
LDem: 13592 (31%)
UKIP: 3027 (7%)
Oth: 249 (1%)
MAJ: 7728 (18%)
2005*
Con: 16925 (45%)
Lab: 7191 (19%)
LDem: 11681 (31%)
UKIP: 1802 (5%)
MAJ: 5244 (14%)
2001
Con: 15501 (43%)
Lab: 7107 (20%)
LDem: 12067 (34%)
UKIP: 1124 (3%)
MAJ: 3434 (10%)
1997
Con: 17997 (41%)
Lab: 9181 (21%)
LDem: 13651 (31%)
Oth: 791 (2%)
MAJ: 4346 (10%)

*There were boundary changes after 2005

Demographics
2015 Candidates
TOBIAS ELLWOOD (Conservative) See above.
PETER STOKES (Labour) Educated at Portchester School. Works in the oil and gas industry.
JON NICHOLAS (Liberal Democrat)
DAVID HUGHES (UKIP) Contested Bournemouth East 2010.
ALASDAIR KEDDIE (Green)
DAVID ROSS (Bournemouth Independent)
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Comments - 12 Responses on “Bournemouth East”
  1. If you compare the results of this seat with those of Bournemouth West, it appears that Bournemouth East, with its higher Lib Dem vote and lower Labour vote (consistently over many years) is the more prosperous part of Bournemouth itself, even though both are safe Conservative seats. Same sort of long term situation as Southend West and Southend East.

  2. I think on old bolundaries this seat was less Bournemouth itself, but more the area to the East of Bournemouth, characterised by its balmy coastline and
    seaside pensioner bungalows, although i think boundary changes prior to the last election incorporated wards in Bournemouth itself

  3. AFAIK all of the areas closest to Bournemouth town centre remain in Bournemouth West.

  4. East Cliff is now included (it has before I think, too) but part of Winton which was previously included is now in West. The constituency’s main areas are Southbourne (generall very prosperous) & Boscombe (a generally prosperous East but a more deprived West).

  5. Boundaries of this constituency:

    1974-1983: The county borough of Bournemouth wards of Boscombe East, Boscombe West, King’s Park, Moordown North, Moordown South, Queen’s Park, Southbourne, and West Southbourne.

    1983-1997: The Borough of Bournemouth wards of Boscombe East, Boscombe West, Central, East Cliff, Littledown, Moordown, Muscliff, Queen’s Park, Southbourne, Strouden Park, and West Southbourne.

    1997-2010: The Borough of Bournemouth wards of Boscombe East, Boscombe West, Littledown, Moordown, Muscliff, Queen’s Park, Southbourne, Strouden Park, and West Southbourne.

    2010-present: The Borough of Bournemouth wards of Boscombe East, Boscombe West, East Cliff and Springbourne, East Southbourne and Tuckton, Littledown and Iford, Moordown, Queen’s Park, Strouden Park, Throop and Muscliff, and West Southbourne.

  6. The boundaries of the old Bournemouth East and Christchurch constituency which existed from 1950 were: the county borough of Bournemouth wards of Boscombe East, Boscombe West, King’s Park, Queen’s Park, Southbourne, and West Southbourne; and the borough of Christchurch.

  7. prediction for 2015-

    Con- 44%
    UKIP- 30%
    Lab- 14%
    Lib- 12%

    I’ve seen no signs of the greens standing. If they do however:

    Con- 43%
    UKIP- 30%
    Lab- 13%
    Lib- 10%
    Green- 4%

    A seat that has been leaning to the right for a long long time. Possibly the most racist party post WW2, new Britain, had it’s best performance ever here when it got over 1,000 votes in a by-election. One of the only seats where UKIP came third last year and has always returned a tory MP, I think UKIP will really challenge the conservatives come 2015, it is probably however too posh for them to come within 5% of a gain and too ethnically diverse. Although it appears some of the folk in the area did try to resist that a bit.

  8. Conservative Hold. 10,000 maj.

  9. Tobias Ellwood:

    “I know I speak for the silent majority (who are not millionaires) to say this increase is well overdue. I never expected to be watching the pennies at my age and yet this is what I now have to do.'”

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3165210/I-never-expected-watching-pennies-age-Tory-MP-90-000-sparks-fury-claiming-needs-10-pay-rise.html

  10. Another idiotic and out of touch remark on this subject by an MP.

  11. Throop & Muscliff Ward By-election, 18.01.18:

    Ind 533
    Cons 511
    Lab 402
    Ind* 117
    LD 107
    Green 33

    Ind Hold. (* ex-UKIP)

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