Fareham

2015 Result:
Conservative: 30689 (56.8%)
Labour: 7800 (14.4%)
Lib Dem: 4814 (8.9%)
Green: 2129 (3.9%)
UKIP: 8427 (15.6%)
Independent: 136 (0.3%)
MAJORITY: 22262 (41.2%)

Category: Ultra-safe Conservative seat

Geography: South East, Hampshire. Most of the Fareham council area.

Main population centres: Fareham, Portchester, Warsash.

Profile: This is an affluent residential seat situated between Southampton and Portsmouth and forming the middle of the South Hampshire conurbation. It expanded greatly in the the 1960s to house the middle class commuters of Portsmouth and Southampton and further large scale development is planned north of the M27 in Welborne. The economy is now largely white collar, based around the offices, call centres and retail parks strung along the motorway. There are training facilities here for both the Royal Navy (HMS Collingwood, the maritime warfare school) and the Merchant Navy (Warsash Martime Academy). One of the three main offices of the Office of National Statistics is also based in the constituency in Titchfield.

Politics: A safe Conservative seat. It has been held by the party since its creation in 1974, and prior to that the Fareham and Gosport seat was similarly Tory.


Current MP
SUELLA FERNANDES (Conservative) Born Harrow. Barrister. Contested Leicester East 2005. First elected as MP for Fareham in 2015.
Past Results
2010
Con: 30037 (55%)
Lab: 7719 (14%)
LDem: 12945 (24%)
UKIP: 2235 (4%)
Oth: 1409 (3%)
MAJ: 17092 (31%)
2005
Con: 24151 (50%)
Lab: 12449 (26%)
LDem: 10551 (22%)
UKIP: 1425 (3%)
MAJ: 11702 (24%)
2001
Con: 21389 (47%)
Lab: 14380 (32%)
LDem: 8503 (19%)
UKIP: 1175 (3%)
MAJ: 7009 (15%)
1997
Con: 24436 (47%)
Lab: 14078 (27%)
LDem: 10234 (20%)
Oth: 515 (1%)
MAJ: 10358 (20%)

Demographics
2015 Candidates
SUELLA FERNANDES (Conservative) Born Harrow. Barrister. Contested Leicester East 2005.
STUART ROSE (Labour)
MATTHEW WINNINGTON (Liberal Democrat)
MALCOLM JONES (UKIP)
MILES GRINDEY (Green) Student.
HARVEY HINES (Independent)
NICK GREGORY (Independent) Fareham councillor since 2010, originally elected as a Lib Dem before defecting to the Conservatives, then UKIP.
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Comments - 62 Responses on “Fareham”
  1. Conservative Hold. 18,000 maj

  2. UKIP Cllr Chris Wood – who is also former PPC – has defected to the Conservatives here.

  3. Wrong constituency LO. He’s a Fareham Borough Councillor but in Gosport Constituency (as is all of his county seat).

  4. Very interesting piece on “troublemakers” to watch during the parliamentary tussle over Brexit:

    http://www.politico.eu/article/brexit-40-troublemakers-to-watch/

    Suella Fernandes is a bit of a left-field pick for the top spot, I must say.

  5. Snotty, full of herself and rude. She’s every Tory boy’s wet dream come true. I predict great things for this woman.

  6. Thought for a moment it would be something interesting about the seat. Obviously not.
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  7. Stay pressed mate.

  8. Actually agree with Joe. Was wondering if it would be something insightful about this seat. Though obviously it’s a pretty standard-issue safe Tory seat. I’m as rude as anyone about certain Tories on my FB group, but I come here for psephogical stuff, not to read about various MPs’ alleged personal characteristics.
    Sorry if that makes me snotty & full of myself too!

  9. Apology accepted, it’s ok.

  10. Let’s be fair, he may have said some uncomplimentary things about Miss Fernandes but he did also predict she would have a great career 😉

  11. And I meant it very sincerely. Frankly you need a hide of a rhino to get anywhere in politics, and she appears to have that in spades. She is also at least refreshingly clear on her positions on things (might be a nice change after May).

  12. Suella Braverman has resigned as a minister.

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