Portsmouth South

Parliamentary constituency


, with candidate Flick Drummond
, have the following results:
  • 14,585 total votes taken.
  • 34.8% share of the total vote
  • +1.6% change in share of the votes
Liberal Democrat
, with candidate Gerald Vernon-Jackson
, have the following results:
  • 9,344 total votes taken.
  • 22.3% share of the total vote
  • -23.6% change in share of the votes
, with candidate Sue Castillon
, have the following results:
  • 8,184 total votes taken.
  • 19.5% share of the total vote
  • +5.9% change in share of the votes
, with candidate Steve Harris
, have the following results:
  • 5,595 total votes taken.
  • 13.4% share of the total vote
  • +11.2% change in share of the votes
Green Party
, with candidate Ian McCulloch
, have the following results:
  • 3,145 total votes taken.
  • 7.5% share of the total vote
  • +5.8% change in share of the votes
, with candidate Mike Hancock
, have the following results:
  • 716 total votes taken.
  • 1.7% share of the total vote
  • +1.7% change in share of the votes
, with candidate Sean Hoyle
, have the following results:
  • 235 total votes taken.
  • 0.6% share of the total vote
  • +0.6% change in share of the votes
Justice & Anti-Corruption Party [The]
, with candidate Don Jerrard
, have the following results:
  • 99 total votes taken.
  • 0.2% share of the total vote
  • 0.0% change in share of the votes

Change compared with 2010

CON majority: 5,241 12.5%

Vote share

Party %
CON 34.8
LD 22.3
LAB 19.5
UKIP 13.4
GRN 7.5
IND 1.7

Vote share change since 2010


Latest updates Portsmouth South




Portsmouth minister job scrapped

The job of minister for Portsmouth has been scrapped, the Department for Communities and Local Government confirms.



Girls on top


Caroline Dinenage tweeted: Brilliant news @PennyMordauntMP @FlickD & @SuellaFernandes - the girls turned the whole of Portsmouth Harbour blue!

Image copyright Caroline Dinenage

'Poor night for Lib Dems'


Gerald Vernon-Jackson said after he lost out in Portsmouth South to Conservative Flick Drummond: "Of course I am disappointed. It has been a very poor night for the Lib Dems around the country."

When asked what lost it for him, he said "going in to coalition with the Tories" which had caused "enormous political harm".


Opposition diminished


All the results are in across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight and the Conservatives have dominated, wiping out the Lib Dems completely and taking a Labour seat.

  • Southampton Itchen changes hands from Labour to Tory
  • The Lib Dems lose their only seats in Portsmouth South and Eastleigh
  • Alan Whitehead held on to Southampton Test for Labour, the only red dot in a sea of blue in Hampshire
  • UKIP made good ground with large increases, coming second in numerous areas

Results in


Every result is now in across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, Dorset, Oxfordshire and Berkshire.

As you've probably guessed, it's been a good night for the Conservatives who have taken 38 of 41 seats.

Labour retain three seats - Southampton Test, Slough and Oxford East.

But the Liberal Democrats have been wiped off the map - losing their seats in Portsmouth South, Eastleigh and Mid Dorset and North Poole.


Conservatives turning Hampshire blue

The Conservatives have taken key seats from Labour and the Liberal Democrats in Hampshire.

All over for Hancock


Mike Hancock's 30-year career as an MP in Portsmouth has come to an end, winning just 716 votes as an independent candidate in Portsmouth South this time round.

He resigned from the Lib Dems last year after issuing an apology over an "inappropriate and unprofessional friendship" with a vulnerable constituent.

Mr Hancock had been an MP in the city since 1984, but resigned from the cabinet of Portsmouth City Council in February and lost his Fratton seat on the council in last May's local elections.


County turning blue


The Conservatives have won all but one of the seats declared in Hampshire so far.

The party has picked up Southampton Itchen from Labour along with Eastleigh and Portsmouth South from the Liberal Democrats.

It's looking like Southampton Test (Labour hold) will be the only non-blue part of Hampshire when all results are in.


Conservative gain

Flick Drummond wins Portsmouth South for the Conservatives from the Liberal Democrats.

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Constituency profile

This Hampshire constituency covers the mostly densely populated part of central Portsmouth - Old Portsmouth with its historic dockyard and the resort of Southsea. Portsmouth South includes the naval base which is home to almost two thirds of the Royal Navy's surface ships. The city's maritime economy was dealt a blow in 2013 when BAE Systems announced it would close its shipbuilding operations there. The council-owned ferry port is a big employer and the harbour has undergone regeneration. Its 170m Millennium Spinnaker Tower has proved a popular attraction.

This seat is home to the University of Portsmouth and has a large student population. According to the 2011 Census, the number of family households is low, as is home ownership while the social housing and private rental sectors are large.

Mike Hancock won the seat for the Lib Dems with a majority of 5,200 over the Conservatives in 2010. He now sits as an independent MP.