South West Hertfordshire

New parliamentary constituency

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

Hemel Hempstead

Covered approximately 5% of this new constituency’s population, and 8% of this new constituency’s area.

South West Hertfordshire

Covered approximately 56% of this new constituency’s population, and 38% of this new constituency’s area.

St Albans

Covered approximately 4% of this new constituency’s population, and 11% of this new constituency’s area.

Watford

Covered approximately 21% of this new constituency’s population, and 42% 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

74.8%

69.1% national average

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

72.3%

72.3% national average

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

57.7%

52.0% national average

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

87.3%

84.3% national average

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

25.3%

24.3% national average

Have missed a bill payment in the last six months

28.8%

31.5% national average

Have missed a credit payment in the last six months

18.1%

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

33.0%

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 16.9% 18.7%
Net agree 73.5% 72.6%
Net disagree 8.7% 8.7%
Partly agree 39.0% 38.8%
Partly disagree 6% 5.9%
Strongly agree 34.4% 33.8%
Strongly disagree 2.7% 2.7%

Mental health has been impacted by the cost of living crisis

38.9%

41.5% national average

Neither support nor oppose Net Zero

24%

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 22.3% 23.4%
Net agree 59.4% 58.9%
Net disagree 17.9% 17.6%
Somewhat agree 35.1% 34.7%
Somewhat disagree 10.6% 10.5%
Strongly agree 23.7% 24.2%
Strongly disagree 8.0% 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 58.9% 57.5%
Should not be a priority 41.1% 42.5%

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

69.1%

68.0% national average

Worried about having to use a foodbank in the next year

28.0%

28.7% national average

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

40.9%

40.0% national average

Place

Country of the UK

England

Estimated child poverty

18.3%

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

0

0.2 national average

Number of Wildlife Trusts Reserves

2

  • Longspring Wood
  • Stocker's Lake

Number of Women’s Institute groups