Christchurch

Current parliamentary constituency

At the next election, this constituency will be replaced with:

Christchurch

Will cover approximately 99% of this constituency’s population, and 99% of this constituency’s area.

MP profiles

Date elected

1st May 1997

Public opinion

Would be less favourable towards the Conservative Party if they chose to weaken climate policies

77%

69.1% national average

Would prefer the next leader of the Conservative Party to invest in renewable energy

78%

72.2% national average

Support offshore wind

93%

85.2% national average

Support onshore wind

90%

82.7% national average

Support solar power

94%

87.6% national average

Support tidal energy

94%

86.0% national average

Support wave energy

94%

86.6% national average

Support nuclear energy

60%

57.4% national average

Support renewable energy projects in their local area

92%

85.0% national average

Believe the government has increased investment in renewables over the past 5 years

51%

51.9% national average

Believe that the government should use wind and solar farms to reduce energy bills

91%

84.2% national average

Believe that the government should continue the block on onshore wind development

21%

24.2% national average

Second placed party at most recent election

Liberal Democrats

Consider climate change a high priority

53%

53.9% national average

Have missed a bill payment in the last six months

27%

31.6% national average

Have missed a credit payment in the last six months

20%

23.7% national average

Have not been able to afford to turn the heating on at home when they have felt cold in the past month

35%

37.6% national average

Loss of nature and destruction of the environment should be one of the most important concerns for the country

This area National average
Neither agree nor disagree 17% 18.7%
Net agree 75% 72.5%
Net disagree 8% 8.7%
Partly agree 40% 38.8%
Partly disagree 6% 5.9%
Strongly agree 35% 33.8%
Strongly disagree 2% 2.7%

Mental health has been impacted by the cost of living crisis

43%

41.6% national average

Neither support nor oppose net zero

26%

26.7% national average

Oppose net zero

16%

12.7% national average

Policies for tackling the cost of living crisis should go hand in hand with policies to tackle the climate crisis

This area National average
Neither agree nor disagree 23% 23.5%
Net agree 56% 58.8%
Net disagree 21% 17.7%
Somewhat agree 35% 34.7%
Somewhat disagree 14% 10.6%
Strongly agree 21% 24.2%
Strongly disagree 8% 7.2%

Tackling climate change should / should not be one of the Government’s biggest priorities right now

This area National average
Should be a priority 57% 57.4%
Should not be a priority 43% 42.6%

Think that Rishi Sunak and the Conservative Government do not understand the impact the cost of living crisis is having on people

73%

68.0% national average

Worried about having to use a foodbank in the next year

25%

28.8% national average

Worried about not being able to afford their mortgage or rent in the next year

36%

40.0% national average

Place

Constituency age distribution

This area National average
Ages 0-9 8.3% 11.8%
Ages 10-19 9.7% 11.5%
Ages 20-29 7.8% 12.9%
Ages 30-39 8.4% 13.3%
Ages 40-49 10.4% 12.6%
Ages 50-59 14.0% 13.7%
Ages 60-69 14.1% 10.8%
Ages 70-79 16.1% 8.5%
Ages 80+ 11.3% 5.0%

Country of the UK

England

Estimated child poverty

22.1%

28.2% national average

Ethnicity

This area National average
African 0.2% 2.2%
Any other ethnic group 0.3% 1.4%
Arab 0.0% 0.5%
Bangladeshi 0.2% 0.9%
Caribbean 0.1% 0.9%
Chinese 0.3% 0.7%
English, Welsh, Scottish, Northern Irish or British 93.4% 76.5%
Gypsy or Irish Traveller 0.2% 0.1%
Indian 0.3% 2.8%
Irish 0.6% 0.8%
Other Asian 0.4% 1.5%
Other Black 0.0% 0.4%
Other Mixed or Multiple ethnic groups 0.3% 0.7%
Other White 2.7% 5.7%
Pakistani 0.1% 2.4%
Roma 0.0% 0.2%
White and Asian 0.5% 0.8%
White and Black African 0.2% 0.4%
White and Black Caribbean 0.3% 0.8%

Number of onshore windfarms

0

Number of Wildlife Trusts Reserves

2

Socio-economic status

This area National average
Full-time students 3.8% 7.4%
Higher managerial, administrative and professional occupations 14.2% 12.9%
Intermediate occupations 13.9% 11.5%
Lower managerial, administrative and professional occupations 22.5% 19.9%
Lower supervisory and technical occupations 5.0% 5.5%
Never worked / long-term unemployed 6.1% 8.5%
Routine occupations 8.4% 12.2%
Semi-routine occupations 12.6% 11.5%
Small employers and own account workers 13.4% 10.6%

Movement

Churches that have declared a climate emergency

0

0.2 national average

Number of CAFOD parishes

1

1.4 national average

Number of CAFOD schools

0

2.3 national average

Number of Friends of the Earth local action groups

2

  • Christchurch Climate Action Group
  • East Dorset Friends of the Earth

Number of Hope For The Future trained constituents

0

0.2 national average

Number of Save the Children shops

1

0.2 national average

Wildlife Trusts Reserves

  • Sopley Common
  • Troublefield