The confirmed list of candidates hoping to become Eastleigh’s next MP has been published ahead of the general election on July 4. 

The statement of persons nominated for Eastleigh has been announced, featuring candidates from all major parties.

Paul Holmes, who was elected for the Conservatives in 2019, will not be standing to be the town’s MP as, after changes to boundaries, will contest the Hamble Valley constituency instead.

The changes for Eastleigh bring together some residents from parts of three different constituencies. The bulk of its population will come from the former Eastleigh seat area, however, it now also includes Chandler’s Ford which was in the Winchester, and Romsey and Southampton North constituencies.

The Eastleigh MP will no longer represent Hedge End, Bursledon and Netley which are now in Hamble Valley. Only 57.6 per cent of the former Eastleigh population are included in the new boundary for the constituency.

Who can I vote for in Eastleigh?

  • Clare Lorraine Fawcett – Reform UK
  • Liz Jarvis – Liberal Democrat
  • Sam Joynson – Conservative Party
  • Russ Kitching- Independent
  • Ben Parry- Green Party
  • Daniel Lewis Shearer- Labour Party

What do I need to know to vote on July 4?

On election day, polling stations will be open between 7am and 10pm.

Information as to where your station is will be on your polling card, which should be delivered to your house ahead of the election. This can also be found by visiting the website of your borough/district council.

This will be the first UK general election where voters must show identification when voting in person. Voter authority certificates are available to those without accepted IDs.

The full list of approved ID can be seen on the Electoral Commission website.