Bournemouth West

2015 Result:
Conservative: 20155 (48.2%)
Labour: 7386 (17.7%)
Lib Dem: 3281 (7.9%)
Green: 3107 (7.4%)
UKIP: 7745 (18.5%)
Others: 99 (0.2%)
MAJORITY: 12410 (29.7%)

Category: Very safe Conservative seat

Geography: South West, Dorset.

Main population centres:

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Politics:


Current MP
CONOR BURNS (Conservative) Born 1972, Belfast. Educated at St Columba`s College and Southampton University. Former associate director of a publuc affairs company. Southampton councillor 1999-2002. Contested Eastleigh 2001, 2005. First elected as MP for Bournemouth West in 2010. PPS to Hugo Swire 2010-2011, PPS to Owen Paterson 2011-2012. Resigned as a PPS in order to oppose House of Lords reform.
Past Results
2010
Con: 18808 (45%)
Lab: 6171 (15%)
LDem: 13225 (32%)
UKIP: 2999 (7%)
Oth: 456 (1%)
MAJ: 5583 (13%)
2005*
Con: 14057 (41%)
Lab: 7824 (23%)
LDem: 10026 (30%)
UKIP: 2017 (6%)
MAJ: 4031 (12%)
2001
Con: 14417 (43%)
Lab: 9699 (29%)
LDem: 8468 (25%)
UKIP: 1064 (3%)
MAJ: 4718 (14%)
1997
Con: 17115 (42%)
Lab: 10093 (25%)
LDem: 11405 (28%)
Oth: 549 (1%)
MAJ: 5710 (14%)

*There were boundary changes after 2005

Demographics
2015 Candidates
CONOR BURNS (Conservative) See above.
DAVID STOKES (Labour) Born 1961, Boscombe. Educated at Beaufort Secondary School and Hatfield Polytechnic. Works in the construction industry. Contested Bournemouth West 2001, Bournemouth East 2005, 2010.
MIKE PLUMMER (Liberal Democrat) Contested Hampshire North East 2001, Poole 2005, New Forest West 2010.
MARTIN HOULDEN (UKIP) Businessman. Contested Devizes 2010 as Independent.
ELIZABETH MCMANUS (Green)
DICK FRANKLIN (Patria) Retired civil servant.
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Comments - 21 Responses on “Bournemouth West”
  1. Boundaries of this constituency:

    1950-1974: The county borough of Bournemouth wards of Central, East Cliff, Kinson, Moordown North, Moordown South, Redhill Park, Westbourne, West Cliff, and Winton.

    1974-1983: The county borough of Bournemouth wards of Central, East Cliff, Kinson North, Kinson South, Redhill Park, Westbourne, West Cliff, and Winton.

    1983-1997: The Borough of Bournemouth wards of Ensbury Park, Kinson, Redhill Park, Talbot Woods, Wallisdown, Westbourne, West Cliff, and Winton; and the Borough of Poole wards of Alderney, Bourne Valley, and Canford Magna.

    1997-2010: The Borough of Bournemouth wards of Central, East Cliff, Ensbury Park, Kinson, Redhill Park, Talbot Woods, Wallisdowne, Westbourne, West Cliff, and Winton.

    2010-present: The Borough of Bournemouth wards of Central, Kinson North, Kinson South, Redhill and Northbourne, Talbot and Branksome Woods, Wallisdown and Winton West, Westbourne and West Cliff, and Winton East, and the Borough of Poole wards of Alderney and Branksome East.

    With the exception of the period 1983-1997, Bournemouth town centre has always been in this constituency.

  2. Good to see you back again Harry. How’s the book coming along? It was unfortunate that some of your questions were left hanging in perpetuity so-to-speak on the old forum.

  3. Well I’m not writing a book (lol) but I have found PDF files of the 1974 and 1983 boundary descriptions on legislation.gov.uk (which I was very pleased about, obv) so hopefully I can answer most of my own questions now!! I saw people asking about the Bournemouth boundaries on this thread and the East thread so thought I’d be helpful 🙂

  4. Well I’m not writing a book (lol) but I have found PDF files of the 1974 and 1983 boundary descriptions on legislation.gov.uk (which I was very pleased about, obv) so hopefully I can answer most of my own questions now!! I saw people asking about the Bournemouth boundaries on this thread and the East thread so thought I’d be helpful 🙂

  5. Conservative Hold. 10,000 maj. Labour 2nd.

  6. Former Scout leader and parish Cllr, Paul Cherrett, 62, has been jailed for 9 years for abusing 9 boys under the age of 14 over a 41 year period from 1975 onwards.

  7. Swings to Labour of 7% here and 8% in Bournemouth East.

  8. Both seats look to be in play for Labour now in the long-term. Similar situation exists in the Southend and Worthing seats as well perhaps? All seaside towns…

  9. Where did those results for Labour come out of in both Bournemouth seats? Around 35/36%.

    Is it the former Lib Dem vote going to Labour? They used get votes shares in the 30s prior to 2015. Or has the University expanded, thus reflecting high student turnout?

  10. Someone i Know in the Labour Party in Southend east is aiming to win the seat in the next election. seems very unlikely but it is the second most marginal seat in Essex now.

  11. Students were probably a factor-16% of Bournemouth West’s population consisted of students as of 2011, twice the south west average. In Bournemouth East the figure is almost 10%.

    Labour also got a huge rise in neighbouring Poole but the swing was about 4.5% because the Conservatives put on votes too.

  12. Conor Burns being tipped to become Northern Irish Secretary if Boris wins.

  13. Thought BoJo had promised Fallon that gig? And how many people has he strung along promising them the Chancellor job? There have been about 37 Tory MPs rumoured for that post.

  14. Probably loads. Pritti Patel must have been promised something big to go out and bat for him.

  15. I can understand starstruck Tory members being hypnotised by Boris, and projecting their own fantasies onto him. But Tory MPs are different because they’ve actually met him, how do they not know from bitter experience how duplicitous he is?

  16. I think because they hope the public will be hypnotised by him and they get a cushy job.

  17. ‘Pritti Patel must have been promised something big to go out and bat for him.’

    She strikes me as a natural Boris supporter -0 unlike many of those from the One Nation who for reasons they only know are supporting him

    One suspects they might end up regretting it for the rest of their political lives

  18. I think Johnson will be more One Nation than ERG…but please don’t ask me to show my working out.

  19. Worth remembering the east-coast talking heads who confidently asserted that Donald Trump was just pandering to his voters and would “pivot” to a Clintonite position once elected. How’s that working out?

    People never want to think the unthinkable. But sometimes the unthinkable is also true.

  20. The Likes of Truss and Patel would have been more comfortable with Raab – boris shows a lot of statist tendendce which I doubt she likes

  21. I;m not syee thise twi are conoarable

    Patel is a hardline right-wing populist who used to be be in the Referendum Party and was one of the first to vocally disapprove of Caneron’s attempts to modernise and detoxify the party

    See seems – by any measure – a fairly unpleasant lady but she’s always been consistent in her politics

    Truss on the other had used to be a left-wing Liberal Democrat best-known for wanting to abolish the monarchy and was a million miles away from the Brexit-supporting right-wing libertarian she portrays her self today

    The one thing they do share is in both having a very opinion of themselves and their abilities, although how both of them reached this conclusion is the real mystery

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