South Dorset (UK Parliament constituency)

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South Dorset
Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
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Boundary of South Dorset in Dorset
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Location of Dorset within England
County Dorset
Electorate 73,499 (December 2010) [1]
Major settlements Weymouth and Swanage
Current constituency
Created 1885
Member of Parliament Richard Drax (Conservative)
Number of membersOne
Created from Dorset

South Dorset is a constituency [n 1] represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 2010 by Richard Drax, a Conservative. [n 2] The constituency was created as a consequence of the Redistribution of Seats Act 1885, although the area covered has changed since then.

History

Formation

The constituency was created as a consequence of the Redistribution of Seats Act 1885. The Act reduced the number of MPs.in Dorset from 10 to 4 (see Redistribution of Seats Act 1885#Redistributed seats: England). It was initially proposed to name the new constituencies after existing boroughs (Shaftesbury, Dorchester, Poole and Bridport) but, following an amendment in the Commons on 14 April 1885, the names were changed to the points of the compass (North Dorset, South Dorset, East Dorset, West Dorset). [2]

The South Dorset constituency was divided into 7 polling districts. Dorchester was chosen as the place where the nomination of candidates would take place and the result would be declared. [3] The area covered was: [3]

Recent history

In the 1997 election the seat was won by Ian Bruce by a margin of only 77 votes, one of the smallest margins in the UK. The 2001 election saw the second Labour win in South Dorset's history with Labour's smallest majority in England, at 153. In the 2005 election this constituency was one of the few in which Labour significantly increased their majority. Conservative candidate Ed Matts was found to have doctored an image which was part of his campaign material. Matts changed a photo of a protest against the deportation of a South Dorset resident, so that it appeared to be a protest against "uncontrolled immigration". In both elections, the left-wing singer-songwriter Billy Bragg led an anti-Conservative tactical voting campaign in Dorset constituencies. [ citation needed ]

The 2010 election saw Conservative Richard Drax, a former soldier and journalist from a long line of Dorset representatives, defeating the incumbent Jim Knight, who ended his final year in parliament as the Minister (of State) for Employment and Welfare Reform. Richard Drax retained the seat in 2015 election with an increased majority.

Boundaries

South Dorset (UK Parliament constituency)
Map of current boundaries (since the 2010 general election)

1885–1918: The Municipal Boroughs of Dorchester, and Weymouth and Melcombe Regis, and parts of the Sessional Divisions of Dorchester and Wareham.

1918–1950: The Municipal Boroughs of Wareham, and Weymouth and Melcombe Regis, the Urban Districts of Portland and Swanage, the Rural District of Wareham and Purbeck, and the part of the Rural District of Weymouth that was not included in the Dorset West constituency (i.e. Bincombe, Broadwey, Chickerell, Fleet, Osmington, Owermoigne, Poxwell, Preston, Radipole, Upwey and Wyke Regis).

1950–1983: The Municipal Boroughs of Wareham, and Weymouth and Melcombe Regis, the Urban Districts of Portland and Swanage, the Rural District of Wareham and Purbeck, and in the Rural District of Dorchester the civil parishes of Bincombe, Chickerell, Fleet, Osmington, Owermoigne, and Poxwell.

1983–1997: The Borough of Weymouth and Portland, the District of Purbeck wards of Bere Regis, Castle, Langton, St Martin, Swanage North, Swanage South, Wareham, West Purbeck, Winfrith, and Wool, and the District of West Dorset ward of Owermoigne.

1997–2010: The Borough of Weymouth and Portland, the District of Purbeck wards of Castle, Langton, Swanage North, Swanage South, West Purbeck, Winfrith, and Wool, and the District of West Dorset ward of Owermoigne.

2010–present: The Borough of Weymouth and Portland, the District of Purbeck wards of Castle, Creech Barrow, Langton, Swanage North, Swanage South, West Purbeck, Winfrith, and Wool, and the District of West Dorset ward of Owermoigne.

Constituency profile

The seat includes the coastal areas to the south of the county of Dorset, plus some rural Purbeck territory further inland. The port of Weymouth is one of the few large towns in Dorset and its suburbs extend onto the Wyke Regis peninsula and the isle of Portland, connected to the mainland by road (and, in the past, rail).

The constituency includes Bovington army camp, and further east, Corfe Castle, connected by the preserved Swanage Railway steam railway to the holiday resort of Swanage. This part of the seat is closer to Poole and Bournemouth than to Weymouth.

Workless claimants were in November 2012 significantly lower than the national average of 3.8%, at 2.8% of the population based on a statistical compilation by The Guardian . [4]

Members of Parliament

ElectionMember [5] Party
1885 Henry Parkman Sturgis Liberal
1886 Charles J. T. Hambro [6] Conservative
1891 by-election William Brymer Conservative
1906 Thomas Scarisbrick Liberal
1910 Angus Hambro Conservative
1918 Coalition Conservative
1922 Robert Yerburgh Conservative
1929 Robert Gascoyne-Cecil [7] Conservative
1941 by-election Victor Montagu [8] Conservative
1962 by-election Guy Barnett Labour
1964 Evelyn King Conservative
1979 Robert Gascoyne-Cecil Conservative
1987 Ian Bruce Conservative
2001 Jim Knight Labour
2010 Richard Drax Conservative

Elections

Elections in the 2010s

General election 2019: South Dorset [9] [10]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Richard Drax 30,024 58.8 +2.7
Labour Carralyn Parkes12,87125.2-8.4
Liberal Democrats Nick Ireland5,43210.6+4.7
Green Jon Orrell2,2464.40.0
Independent Joseph Green4850.9New
Majority17,15333.6+11.1
Turnout 51,05869.4+0.7
Conservative hold Swing
General election 2017: South Dorset [11]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Richard Drax 29,135 56.1 +7.4
Labour Tashi Warr17,44033.6+9.4
Liberal Democrats Howard Legg3,0535.90.1
Green Jon Orrell2,2784.40.3
Majority11,69522.5-2.0
Turnout 51,90668.7+0.6
Conservative hold Swing
General election 2015: South Dorset [12]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Richard Drax 23,756 48.7 +3.6
Labour Simon Bowkett11,76224.2-6.1
UKIP Malcolm Shakesby7,30415.0+11.0
Liberal Democrats Howard Legg2,9016.0-13.0
Green Jane Burnet2,2754.7+3.5
Independent Mervyn Stewkesbury4350.9New
Movement for Active Democracy Andy Kirkwood1640.3-0.2
Majority11,99424.5+9.7
Turnout 48,73768.1-0.5
Conservative hold Swing
General election 2010: South Dorset [13] [14]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Richard Drax 22,667 45.1 +7.1
Labour Jim Knight 15,22430.3-11.4
Liberal Democrats Ros Kayes9,55719.0+3.2
UKIP Mike Hobson2,0344.0+0.8
Green Brian Heatley5951.2New
Movement for Active Democracy Andy Kirkwood2330.5New
Majority7,44314.8N/A
Turnout 50,31068.6-0.8
Conservative gain from Labour Swing +9.3

Elections in the 2000s

General election 2005: South Dorset [15]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour Jim Knight 20,231 41.6 0.4
Conservative Ed Matts 18,41937.93.7
Liberal Democrats Graham Oakes7,64715.7+1.3
UKIP Hugh Chalker1,5713.2+1.2
Legalise Cannabis Vic Hamilton2820.6New
Respect Berny Parkes2190.5New
Personality and Rational Thinking? Yes! PartyAndy Kirkwood1070.2New
Wessex Regionalist Colin Bex830.2New
Socialist Labour David Marchesi250.1New
Majority1,8123.7+3.3
Turnout 48,58469.4+3.9
Labour hold Swing +1.7
General election 2001: South Dorset [16]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour Jim Knight 19,027 42.0 +6.1
Conservative Ian Bruce 18,87441.6+5.5
Liberal Democrats Andy Canning6,53114.4-5.8
UKIP Laurie Moss9132.0+0.3
Majority1530.4N/A
Turnout 45,34565.5-8.5
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

Elections in the 1990s

General election 1997: South Dorset [17]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Ian Bruce 17,75536.10-14.20
Labour Jim Knight 17,67835.94+14.84
Liberal Democrats Michael Plummer9,93620.20-6.9
Referendum Patrick C. McAndrew2,7915.68New
UKIP Malcolm Shakesby8611.75New
Natural Law Gerald T.H. Napper1610.33+0.03
Majority770.16-23.04
Turnout 49,18273.97
Conservative hold Swing
General election 1992: South Dorset [18] [19]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Ian Bruce 29,319 50.3 4.5
Liberal Democrats Brian E.J. Ellis15,81127.10.4
Labour Alan Chedzoy12,29821.1+3.9
Independent JW Hagel6731.2New
Natural Law MRF Griffiths1910.3New
Majority13,50823.24.2
Turnout 58,29276.9+1.4
Conservative hold Swing 2.1

Elections in the 1980s

General election 1987: South Dorset [20]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Ian Bruce 30,18454.84
Liberal Brian Ellis15,11727.47
Labour Brenda Dench9,49417.25
IndependentAlistair Hayler2440.44New
Majority15,06727.37
Turnout 55,03975.55
Conservative hold Swing
General election 1983: South Dorset [21]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Robert Gascoyne-Cecil 28,63157.10
SDP S.A. Head13,53326.99New
Labour D.J. Hewitt7,83115.62
IndependentB.O. Smith1510.30New
Majority15,09830.11
Turnout 50,14672.68
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1970s

General election 1979: South Dorset
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Robert Gascoyne-Cecil 32,37255.67
Labour Alan Chedzoy17,13329.46
Liberal P St. J Howe8,64914.87
Majority15,23926.21
Turnout 58,15478.33
Conservative hold Swing
General election October 1974: South Dorset
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Evelyn King 24,35145.88
Labour Alan Chedzoy17,65233.26
Liberal C Sandy11,07520.87
Majority6,69912.62
Turnout 53,07875.38
Conservative hold Swing
General election February 1974: South Dorset
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Evelyn King 26,93346.93
Labour Alan Chedzoy18,31831.92
Liberal DT Broomfield12,14021.15
Majority8,61515.01
Turnout 57,39182.19
Conservative hold Swing
General election 1970: South Dorset
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Evelyn King 27,58052.06
Labour Richard May 20,71639.10
Liberal Keith Searby4,6808.83
Majority6,86412.96
Turnout 52,97678.98
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1960s

General election 1966: South Dorset
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Evelyn King 22,99746.01
Labour Frederick W Morgan21,12042.26
Liberal Geoffrey Maxwell Goode5,86211.72
Majority1,8773.75
Turnout 49,97981.00
Conservative hold Swing
General election 1964: South Dorset
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Evelyn King 21,20943.66
Labour Guy Barnett 20,27441.73
Liberal Terence Bourke 7,10014.61
Majority9351.93
Turnout 48,58381.02
Conservative hold Swing
1962 South Dorset by-election
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour Guy Barnett 13,78333.51-1.16
Conservative Angus Maude 13,07931.79-17.99
Liberal Lawrence I Norbury-Williams8,91021.66+6.11
Anti Common Market Piers Debenham 5,05712.29New
Independent P. Burn1810.44New
Independent M. Fudge820.20New
Independent J.C. O'Connor450.11New
Majority7041.72N/A
Turnout 41,137
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

Elections in the 1950s

General election 1959: South Dorset
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Victor Montagu 22,05049.78
Labour Conrad F Ascher15,35734.67
Liberal Lawrence I Norbury-Williams6,88715.55
Majority6,69315.11
Turnout 44,29478.82
Conservative hold Swing
General election 1955: South Dorset
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Victor Montagu 22,11950.71
Labour Frederick Newman Stacey16,70238.29
Liberal Geoffrey Maxwell Goode4,79811.00
Majority5,41712.42
Turnout 43,61979.25
Conservative hold Swing
General election 1951: South Dorset
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Victor Montagu 21,67948.25
Labour Frederick Newman Stacey18,24440.61
Liberal Wilfred Ewart Ward5,00511.14
Majority3,4357.64
Turnout 44,92883.98
Conservative hold Swing
General election 1950: South Dorset
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Victor Montagu 20,01445.51
Labour Frederick Newman Stacey17,47139.73
Liberal Wyatt Trevelyan Rawson Rawson6,48914.76
Majority2,5435.78
Turnout 43,97484.38
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1940s

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Hinchingbrooke
General election 1945: Dorset Southern
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Victor Montagu 14,62642.72
Labour Philip Sidney Eastman12,46036.40
Liberal Wilfred Ewart Ward7,14920.88
Majority2,1666.32
Turnout 34,23573.60
Conservative hold Swing
1941 South Dorset by-election
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Victor Montagu Unopposed N/AN/A
Conservative hold

General Election 1939–40:

Another general election was required to take place before the end of 1940. The political parties had been making preparations for an election to take place from 1939 and by the end of this year, the following candidates had been selected;

Elections in the 1930s

General election 1935: Dorset Southern
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Robert Gascoyne-Cecil 17,63757.88
Labour Arthur William Wiltshire8,58028.16
Liberal Frederick William King4,25513.96New
Majority9,05729.72
Turnout 30,47270.05
Conservative hold Swing
General election 1931: Dorset Southern
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Robert Gascoyne-Cecil 21,28470.73
Labour Arthur William Wiltshire8,80929.27
Majority12,47541.46
Turnout 30,09373.29
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1920s

General election 1929: Dorset South [22]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Unionist Robert Gascoyne-Cecil 14,632 49.2 21.3
Liberal Cuthbert Plaistowe8,16827.4New
Labour Arthur William Wiltshire6,95023.46.1
Majority6,46421.819.2
Turnout 29,75075.5+9.4
Registered electors 39,396
Unionist hold Swing 7.6
General election 1924: South Dorset [22]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Unionist Robert Yerburgh 13,900 70.5 +17.0
Labour W Ridson5,82129.5+12.0
Majority8,07941.0+15.5
Turnout 19,72166.15.5
Registered electors 29,845
Unionist hold Swing +2.5
General election 1923: South Dorset [22]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Unionist Robert Yerburgh 11,057 53.5 3.7
Liberal Robert Comben 5,97329.0+7.0
Labour David Wyndham Thomas3,60217.53.3
Majority5,08424.510.7
Turnout 20,63271.63.6
Registered electors 28,810
Unionist hold Swing 5.4
General election 1922: South Dorset [22]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Unionist Robert Yerburgh 12,121 57.2 11.2
Liberal Fred Maddison 4,65722.0New
Labour Henry Pavely4,39420.810.8
Majority7,46435.21.6
Turnout 21,17275.2+17.3
Registered electors 28,149
Unionist hold Swing 0.2

Elections in the 1910s

General election 1918: South Dorset [22] [23]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
C Unionist Angus Hambro 11,17568.4N/A
Labour Brett Morgan5,15931.6New
Majority6,01636.8N/A
Turnout 16,33457.9N/A
Registered electors 28,224
Unionist hold Swing N/A
Cindicates candidate endorsed by the coalition government.
General election December 1910: South Dorset
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Unionist Angus Hambro Unopposed
Unionist hold
General election January 1910: South Dorset
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Angus Hambro 5,811 57.0 +10.3
Liberal Thomas Scarisbrick 4,37943.010.3
Majority1,43214.0N/A
Turnout 10,19089.1+2.0
Registered electors 11,440
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing +10.3

Elections in the 1900s

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Tom Scarisbrick
General election 1906: South Dorset [24]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Thomas Scarisbrick 5,035 53.3 +5.8
Conservative William Brymer 4,41146.75.8
Majority6246.6N/A
Turnout 9,44687.1+4.9
Registered electors 10,845
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing +5.8
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Leslie Renton
General election 1900: South Dorset
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative William Brymer 3,884 52.5 N/A
Liberal Leslie Renton 3,51947.5New
Majority3655.0N/A
Turnout 7,40382.2N/A
Registered electors 9,011
Conservative hold Swing N/A

Elections in the 1890s

General election 1895: South Dorset [25]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative William Brymer Unopposed
Conservative hold
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William Brymer
General election 1892: South Dorset [25]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative William Brymer 3,657 51.2 7.1
Liberal Robert Edgcumbe3,48948.8+7.1
Majority1682.414.2
Turnout 7,14686.0+4.5
Registered electors 8,310
Conservative hold Swing 7.1
1891 South Dorset by-election [26] [25]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative William Brymer 3,278 50.3 8.0
Liberal Robert Edgcumbe3,23849.7+8.0
Majority400.616.0
Turnout 6,51684.0+2.5
Registered electors 7,757
Conservative hold Swing 8.0

Elections in the 1880s

General election 1886: South Dorset [25]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Charles J. T. Hambro 3,477 58.3 +8.6
Liberal Henry Parkman Sturgis 2,48641.78.6
Majority99116.6N/A
Turnout 5,96381.53.6
Registered electors 7,316
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing +8.6
General election 1885: South Dorset [25]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Henry Parkman Sturgis 3,128 50.3
Conservative Charles J. T. Hambro 3,09549.7
Majority330.6
Turnout 6,22385.1
Registered electors 7,316
Liberal win (new seat)

See also

Notes

  1. A county constituency (for the purposes of election expenses and type of returning officer)
  2. As with all constituencies, the constituency elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election at least every five years.

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