South West Hertfordshire

Old parliamentary constituency

This constituency no longer exists. Please select one of the replacement constituencies below

In June 2024, this constituency was replaced by three new constituencies:

Harpenden and Berkhamsted

Covers approximately 35% of this old constituency’s population, and 45% of this old constituency’s area.

Hemel Hempstead

Covers approximately 8% of this old constituency’s population, and 17% of this old constituency’s area.

South West Hertfordshire

Covers approximately 56% of this old constituency’s population, and 38% of this old constituency’s area.

MP profiles

Date elected

12th Dec 2019

Public opinion

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

74%

69.1% national average

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

72%

72.2% national average

Support nuclear energy

51%

57.4% national average

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

59%

51.9% national average

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

87%

84.2% national average

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

25%

24.2% national average

Second placed party at most recent election

independent politician

Have missed a bill payment in the last six months

28%

31.6% national average

Have missed a credit payment in the last six months

15%

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

34%

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 74% 72.5%
Net disagree 9% 8.7%
Partly agree 39% 38.8%
Partly disagree 6% 5.9%
Strongly agree 35% 33.8%
Strongly disagree 3% 2.7%

Mental health has been impacted by the cost of living crisis

39%

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 59% 58.8%
Net disagree 19% 17.7%
Somewhat agree 35% 34.7%
Somewhat disagree 11% 10.6%
Strongly agree 23% 24.2%
Strongly disagree 9% 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

70%

68.0% national average

Worried about having to use a foodbank in the next year

28%

28.8% national average

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

44%

40.0% national average

Place

Constituency age distribution

This area National average
Ages 0-9 12.0% 11.8%
Ages 10-19 12.5% 11.5%
Ages 20-29 9.1% 12.9%
Ages 30-39 11.9% 13.3%
Ages 40-49 14.8% 12.6%
Ages 50-59 14.7% 13.7%
Ages 60-69 10.6% 10.8%
Ages 70-79 8.4% 8.5%
Ages 80+ 5.9% 5.0%

Country of the UK

England

Estimated child poverty

15.4%

28.2% national average

Ethnicity

This area National average
African 0.9% 2.2%
Any other ethnic group 1.1% 1.4%
Arab 0.2% 0.5%
Bangladeshi 0.2% 0.9%
Caribbean 0.6% 0.9%
Chinese 0.6% 0.7%
English, Welsh, Scottish, Northern Irish or British 75.4% 76.5%
Gypsy or Irish Traveller 0.1% 0.1%
Indian 7.1% 2.8%
Irish 1.7% 0.8%
Other Asian 1.5% 1.5%
Other Black 0.2% 0.4%
Other Mixed or Multiple ethnic groups 0.9% 0.7%
Other White 6.2% 5.7%
Pakistani 0.9% 2.4%
Roma 0.1% 0.2%
White and Asian 1.4% 0.8%
White and Black African 0.3% 0.4%
White and Black Caribbean 0.7% 0.8%

Number of onshore windfarms

0

0.7 national average

Socio-economic status

This area National average
Full-time students 5.9% 7.4%
Higher managerial, administrative and professional occupations 21.7% 12.9%
Intermediate occupations 11.7% 11.5%
Lower managerial, administrative and professional occupations 24.5% 19.9%
Lower supervisory and technical occupations 3.8% 5.5%
Never worked / long-term unemployed 5.1% 8.5%
Routine occupations 6.8% 12.2%
Semi-routine occupations 7.6% 11.5%
Small employers and own account workers 12.8% 10.6%

Movement

Churches that have declared a climate emergency

0

0.2 national average

Number of CAFOD parishes

0

1.4 national average

Number of CAFOD schools

0

2.3 national average

Number of Friends of the Earth local action groups

2

  • Transition Town Berkhamsted
  • Watford and Three Rivers Friends of the Earth

Number of Hope For The Future trained constituents

0

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

4

  • Aldbury Nowers
  • Alpine Meadow
  • Stocker's Lake
  • Tring Reservoirs

Number of Women’s Institute groups