Wow - what a result. We now have 72 Liberal Democrat MPs in the new parliament. All credit to Sir Ed Davey in introducing a sense of fun linked to serious policies including the NHS and social care, the cost of living, and sewage. These issues are important locally and I hope that the Labour government will address them. Time will tell.

This result could not have been achieved without your help and support. I would like to thank Jo Slimin, my agent, who went well beyond the call of duty. As a non-target seat, members also supported constituencies around us such as North East Hampshire and Eastleigh where we won, and Romsey and Southampton North where we came close.

At a local level the timing of the election and the new boundaries did not suit us well. Despite this our vote held up well and gives us a good base to continue to build on.

Thanks again for your efforts.


Luigi Gregori and supporters.

Learn More about North West Hampshire Constituency

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The UK Parliamentary Constituency of North West Hampshire (NW Hants) is spilt between Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council (B&DBC) and Test Valley Borough Council (TVBC). Liberal Democrat Local Parties are organised along local authority lines and the responsibility is split with the Basingstoke and Deane Local Party having the lead.

The constituency boundaries have been changed for the next general election in line with the Boundary Commission for England’s 2023 Review, and the information in this profile will be based on the revised boundaries.

The constituency stretches from the major urban centre of Andover to the north of Basinstoke taking in the villages and towns along the northern end of Hampshire. Amongst the 60 or so villages and hamlets that dot the area, there are five larger settlements: Oakley, Tadley, Overton, Whitchurch, and by far the largest, the market town of Andover, The revised constituency also takes in villages surrounding the northern orbit of Basingstoke.

The population of the revised NW Hants Constituency will be over 76.000 voters with the electorate broken down as follows:

Ward Local Authority Electorate
Evingar Basingstoke and Deane 7,359
Sherborne St. John & Rooksdown Basingstoke and Deane 6,953
Tadley & Pamber Basingstoke and Deane 8,748
Tadley North, Kingsclere & Baughurst Basingstoke and Deane 8,451
Whitchurch, Overton & Laverstoke Basingstoke and Deane 8,011
Andover Downlands Test Valley 3,535
Andover Harroway Test Valley 7,142
Andover Millway Test Valley 6,776
Andover Romans Test Valley 5,769
Andover St. Mary's Test Valley 5,893
Andover Winton Test Valley 4,826
Bourne Valley Test Valley 2,541

All the towns in the constituency are a mix of some well-to-do suburban areas and a number of more modern private and council estates. Whilst there is local industry, and Andover is a logistic hub with much wharehousing, many of the towns have high commuter populations. Some of the more deprived areas (with high unemployment levels) are constantly in need of social support and physical attention. Andover has some of the most deprived areas in England. The main shopping areas are generally in need of revitalisation.

Political: Local

In general, the Lib Dems are the main challengers to the Conservatives who hold the majority of council seats at the moment. Labour and the Greens have no seats, and the Independents are solid in some wards. Thre are no Lib Dem County Councillors within the Constituency.

On TVBC, which had all-up elections in May 2023, the Lib Dems form the major opposition to the Conservative-run council. There are now three Lib Dem coucillors in Andover (two in Harroway and one in Romans). The Conservatives do not contest Andover Town Council which has a Lib Dem majority. In the Andover Town Council elections Lib Dems gained 10,025 votes and the Independents 4,261. The Lib Dems won 10 seats with the Independents at 6.

Looking at the TVBC wards in Andover, the Local Conservatives gained 10,005 votes and the Lib Dems 7,879. See the chart below which summarises the votes across Andover. The Tories won 13 and the Lib Dems three seats, although the Lib Dems came close in gaining more, for example in Romans there was just a three vote difference. In the Bourne Valley, a paper ward, it was a straight contest with the Conservatives.

Moving on to the B&DBC part of NW Hants, the Council is controlled by a Lib Dem-Independent coaltion. This council is elected by thirds. The Conservatives are the main opposition, with two Lib Dem councillors in each of Tadley & Pamber and Tadley North, Kingsclere & Baughurst: in each annual election we have gained a councillor over the last two years.

The current make up of B&DBC is:

  • Conservative Party: 23 Councillors
  • Independent Forum (Basingstoke & Deane Independents, Green Party, Independent): 12 Councillors
  • Labour Party: 10 Councillors
  • Liberal Democrats: 9 Councillors

Political: Constituency

This constituency's results suggest a Conservative safe seat since its creation for the 1983 general election. There has been some competition for second place between the Lib Dems and Labour. The revised boundaries will probably have little real impact on the demographics as villages to the west and south of Andover are exchanged for villages around the north of Basingstoke. The sitting MP, Kit Malthouse, has been in place since 2015 and has benefitted from the collapse of the UKIP vote.

In the 2016 Brexit Referendum, the constituency voted along the same lines as the UK, however Andover was more Leave whilst the rural areas were more Remain.


Lib Dem Local Parties

Both Basingstoke and Deane and Test Valley Local Parties have active, supportive and experienced members across the constituency.

Most of the constituency is covered by branches which form an important part of the campaigning network.

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