Didcot and Wantage

New parliamentary constituency

This constituency is new at the July general election, and replaces the previous two constituencies:

Henley

Covered approximately 3% of this new constituency’s population, and 6% of this new constituency’s area.

Wantage

Covered approximately 78% of this new constituency’s population, and 62% of this new constituency’s area.

MP profiles

Public opinion

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

65.1%

69.1% national average

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

57.0%

52.0% national average

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

87.1%

84.3% national average

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

22%

24.3% national average

Second placed party at most recent election

Conservative Party

Have missed a bill payment in the last six months

26.0%

31.5% national average

Have missed a credit payment in the last six months

19.0%

23.6% national average

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

34.0%

37.5% 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 15.0% 18.7%
Net agree 76.1% 72.6%
Net disagree 8% 8.7%
Partly agree 40.0% 38.8%
Partly disagree 6% 5.9%
Strongly agree 36.1% 33.8%
Strongly disagree 2% 2.7%

Mental health has been impacted by the cost of living crisis

34.1%

41.5% national average

Neither support nor oppose Net Zero

23%

26.2% 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 20% 23.4%
Net agree 63.9% 58.9%
Net disagree 16.1% 17.6%
Somewhat agree 38.0% 34.7%
Somewhat disagree 11% 10.5%
Strongly agree 25% 24.2%
Strongly disagree 6% 7.1%

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

This area National average
Should be a priority 62.0% 57.5%
Should not be a priority 38.0% 42.5%

Worried about having to use a foodbank in the next year

24%

28.7% national average

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

39.0%

40.0% national average

Place

Country of the UK

England

Estimated child poverty

16.9%

28.1% national average

Number of onshore windfarms

0

0.7 national average

Movement

Churches that have declared a climate emergency

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

2

  • Cholsey Marsh
  • Letcombe Valley