Six candidates confirmed for new parliamentary seat which includes parts of the Meon Valley

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The election candidates vying to be the MP for the new Hamble Valley constituency have been confirmed.

Due to changes in the constituency boundaries, a new seat has been formed by merging parts of three other constituencies including Meon Valley.

Hamble Valley takes 42.4 per cent of the former Eastleigh area’s population, 45.6 per cent of Fareham, and 7.9 per cent of Meon Valley. The MP will represent Whiteley, Shedfield, Botley, Titchfield, Hedge End, Park Gate, Netley, Bursledon and Warsash.

Six people have been nominated, including candidates from all the main parties. The Conservative Party candidate, Paul Holmes had been Eastleigh’s MP since the last general election in 2019 and is now a candidate for Hamble Valley.

Lib Dem candidate Prad Bains, who also ran in the Hampshire police and crime commissioner election in May where he polled third with 92,843 votes.

The full list of candidates are:

Prad Bains – Liberal Democrats 

Caroline Anne Gladwin – Reform UK

Binka Griffin – Hampshire Independents 

Paul John Holmes – Conservative Party 

Kate Needham – Green Party

Devina Marylyn Paul- Labour Party

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