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Coordinates: 50°49′12″N 1°28′01″W / 50.820°N 1.467°W / 50.820; -1.467

New Forest East
County constituency
New Forest East shown within Hampshire, and Hampshire shown within England
Created: 1997
MP: Julian Lewis
Party: Conservative
Type: House of Commons
County: Hampshire
EP constituency: South East England

New Forest East is a county constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election.



The constituency covers the eastern half of the New Forest in Hampshire, including the central forest villages of Lyndhurst, Brockenhurst and Beaulieu, as well as the waterside settlements (Totton, Marchwood, Hythe and Fawley).


Boundary review

Following its review of parliamentary representation in Hampshire, the Boundary Commission for England has made minor alterations to the existing New Forest East constituency. This modified seat will be fought for the first time at the 2009 or 2010 UK general election. It is formed from the following electoral wards

  • Ashurst, Copythorne South and Netley Marsh, Boldre and Sway, Bramshaw, Copythorne North and Minstead, Brockenhurst and Forest South East, Butts Ash and Dibden Purlieu, Dibden and Hythe East, Fawley, Blackfield and Langley, Furzedown and Hardley, Holbury and North Blackfield, Hythe West and Langdown, Lyndhurst, Marchwood, Totton Central, Totton East, Totton North, Totton South, Totton West


This constituency was created when the old New Forest constituency was divided for the 1997 general election.

Members of Parliament

Election Member Party
1997 Julian Lewis Conservative


General Election 2010: New Forest East[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Julian Lewis
Liberal Democrat Terry Scriven
Labour Peter Sopowski
General Election 2005: New Forest East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Julian Lewis 21,975 48.6 +6.2
Liberal Democrat Brian Dash 15,424 34.1 +0.7
Labour Stephen Roberts 5,492 12.1 -9.6
UKIP Katy Davies 2,344 5.2 +2.7
Majority 6,551 14.5
Turnout 45,235 65.9 +2.7
Conservative hold Swing 2.7
General Election 2001: New Forest East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Julian Lewis 17,902 42.4 -0.5
Liberal Democrat Brian Dash 14,073 33.4 +1.1
Labour Alan Goodfellow 9,141 21.7 -3.1
UKIP William Howe 1,062 2.5 N/A
Majority 3,829 9.0
Turnout 42,178 63.2 -11.4
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1997: New Forest East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Julian Lewis 21,053 42.9
Liberal Democrat George Dawson 15,838 32.3
Labour Alan Goodfellow 12,161 24.8
Majority 5,215 10.6
Turnout 49,052 74.6
Conservative hold Swing


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