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Portsmouth North
Borough constituency
Portsmouth North shown within Hampshire, and Hampshire shown within England
Created: 1918, 1974
MP: Sarah McCarthy-Fry
Party: Labour Co-operative
Type: House of Commons
County: Hampshire
EP constituency: South East England

Portsmouth North is a borough constituency which elects one Member of Parliament (MP) to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, by the first past the post voting system.



The constituency covers the northern portion of the city of Portsmouth in Hampshire.


The constituency was created in 1918 when the larger Portsmouth constituency was split into three divisions: Central, North and South.

It was abolished for the 1950 general election and replaced by a new Portsmouth West constituency, but re-established for the February 1974 general election.

Members of Parliament


MPs 1918-1950

  • Constituency created (1918)
Election Member Party
1918 Sir Bertram Falle, Bt. Coalition Conservative
1922 Conservative
1934 by-election Admiral Sir Roger Keyes Conservative
1943 by-election William James Conservative
1945 Donald Bruce Labour
1950 constituency abolished: see Portsmouth West

MPs 1974-present

  • Constituency recreated (1974)
Election Member Party
Feb 1974 Frank Judd Labour
1979 Peter Griffiths Conservative
1997 Syd Rapson Labour
2005 Sarah McCarthy-Fry Labour Co-operative

Election results

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General Election 2010: Portsmouth North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Penny Mordaunt
Labour Co-op Sarah McCarthy-Fry
Green Iain Maclennan
English Democrats David Knight
Liberal Democrat Darren Sanders
Trade Unionist & Socialist Mick Tosh
General Election 2005: Portsmouth North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Co-op Sarah McCarthy-Fry 15,412 40.9 −9.8
Conservative Penny Mordaunt 14,273 37.8 +1.1
Liberal Democrat Gary Lawson 6,684 17.7 +7.4
UKIP Mike Smith 1,348 3.6 +2.1
Majority 1,139 3.0
Turnout 37,717 60.0 +2.6
Labour hold Swing −5.5
General Election 2001: Portsmouth North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Syd Rapson 18,676 50.7 +3.5
Conservative Chris Day 13,542 36.7 -0.9
Liberal Democrat Darren Sanders 3,795 10.3 -0.3
UKIP William McCabe 559 1.5 +0.9
Independent Brian Bundy 294 0.8 +0.6
Majority 5,134 14.0
Turnout 36,866 57.4 -12.8
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1997: Portsmouth North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Syd Rapson 21,339 47.1
Conservative Peter Griffiths 17,016 37.6
Liberal Democrat Steve Sollitt 4,788 10.6
Referendum Party Shaun Evelegh 1,757 3.9
UKIP P. Coe 298 0.7
Independent Colin Bex 72 0.2
Majority 4,323 9.5
Turnout 45,270 70.1 -
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

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