New Forest West

Old parliamentary constituency

In June 2024, this constituency was replaced with:

New Forest West

Covers approximately 100% of this old constituency’s population, and 100% of this old 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

72%

69.1% national average

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

82%

72.2% national average

Support nuclear energy

58%

57.4% national average

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

56%

51.9% national average

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

93%

84.2% national average

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

24%

24.2% national average

Second placed party at most recent election

Liberal Democrats

Have missed a bill payment in the last six months

21%

31.6% national average

Have missed a credit payment in the last six months

14%

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

25%

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 16% 18.7%
Net agree 76% 72.5%
Net disagree 8% 8.7%
Partly agree 40% 38.8%
Partly disagree 6% 5.9%
Strongly agree 36% 33.8%
Strongly disagree 2% 2.7%

Mental health has been impacted by the cost of living crisis

36%

41.6% national average

Neither support nor oppose Net Zero

25%

26.7% national average

Oppose Net Zero

15%

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 22% 23.5%
Net agree 57% 58.8%
Net disagree 21% 17.7%
Somewhat agree 36% 34.7%
Somewhat disagree 13% 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 59% 57.4%
Should not be a priority 41% 42.6%

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

69%

68.0% national average

Worried about having to use a foodbank in the next year

23%

28.8% national average

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

33%

40.0% national average

Place

Constituency age distribution

This area National average
Ages 0-9 8.3% 11.8%
Ages 10-19 9.8% 11.5%
Ages 20-29 7.6% 12.9%
Ages 30-39 7.9% 13.3%
Ages 40-49 10.6% 12.6%
Ages 50-59 14.5% 13.7%
Ages 60-69 14.9% 10.8%
Ages 70-79 15.5% 8.5%
Ages 80+ 10.6% 5.0%

Country of the UK

England

Estimated child poverty

26.0%

28.2% national average

Ethnicity

This area National average
African 0.1% 2.2%
Any other ethnic group 0.3% 1.4%
Arab 0.1% 0.5%
Bangladeshi 0.1% 0.9%
Caribbean 0.1% 0.9%
Chinese 0.3% 0.7%
English, Welsh, Scottish, Northern Irish or British 92.9% 76.5%
Gypsy or Irish Traveller 0.2% 0.1%
Indian 0.3% 2.8%
Irish 0.5% 0.8%
Other Asian 0.6% 1.5%
Other Black 0.0% 0.4%
Other Mixed or Multiple ethnic groups 0.4% 0.7%
Other White 3.2% 5.7%
Pakistani 0.0% 2.4%
Roma 0.1% 0.2%
White and Asian 0.5% 0.8%
White and Black African 0.2% 0.4%
White and Black Caribbean 0.2% 0.8%

Number of onshore windfarms

0

0.7 national average

Socio-economic status

This area National average
Full-time students 3.9% 7.4%
Higher managerial, administrative and professional occupations 14.7% 12.9%
Intermediate occupations 12.3% 11.5%
Lower managerial, administrative and professional occupations 22.3% 19.9%
Lower supervisory and technical occupations 5.4% 5.5%
Never worked / long-term unemployed 5.8% 8.5%
Routine occupations 8.8% 12.2%
Semi-routine occupations 12.2% 11.5%
Small employers and own account workers 14.6% 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

1

  • New Forest Friends of the Earth

Number of Hope For The Future trained constituents

1

0.2 national average

Number of RSPB Reserves

0

0.3 national average

Number of Save the Children shops

1

0.2 national average

Number of Wildlife Trusts Reserves

2

2.4 national average

Wildlife Trusts Reserves

  • Lymington Reedbeds Nature Reserve
  • Lymington and Keyhaven Marshes Nature Reserve