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Constituency profile: South West Surrey

South West Surrey is a largely rural constituency which includes the towns of Farnham, Godalming and Haslemere.

The seat has been held by the Conservatives since its creation in 1983.

It is currently represented by the Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt. In 2010, he secured 33,605 votes - a majority of more than 16,000. The turn-out was 74.8% - one of the highest in the country:


Constituency profile: Eastbourne

Now for the latest in our profiles of some of the key constituencies here in the south east. And today we visit one of only two Lib Dem seats won in the last election.

The constituency consists almost entirely of the Victorian seaside town. It was a safe Tory seat until the 1990 by-election, triggered by the murder of Ian Gow. In 2010, the Liberal Democrat Stephen Lloyd, was elected as MP. He secured 24,658 votes a majority of 3,435. Turnout was 67%.

Andrea Thomas reports on the key marginal seaside resort of Eastbourne.

Constituency profiles: Portsmouth South

Now we have another profile of one of the key constituencies here in the south. The Constituency takes in many of the places the city is most famous for - including the Historic Dockyard, the Naval Base, Fratton Park, and Southsea seafront. Mike Hancock won the seat in 1997 as a Liberal Democrat and, in 2010, secured almost 19,000 votes, a majority of more than 5,000. The turnout was nearly 59 per cent. Mr Hancock is now an Independent.

Richard Jones reports from Portsmouth South.

Constituency profile: Southampton Itchen

The Southampton Itchen constituency was created in 1950 - and covers the eastern part of Southampton, the eastern docks and the city centre. It is one of only two Labour seats in the Meridian West region - and is one of the most marginal in the UK.

Labour's John Denham has been in place since 1992 - but is not standing this time. He won in 2010 with a majority of just 192 votes. The turnout then was almost 60 per cent.


Constituency profile: Winchester

The constituency of Winchester is a parliamentary seat that has been both yellow and blue in the last decade. The cathedral city is at the heart of the constituency, but it also includes surrounding places like Alresford, Chandler's Ford, Colden Common and Sutton Scotney.

The sitting MP is Conservative Steve Brine who won the seat from the Liberal Democrats in 2010 securing 27,155 votes - a majority of more than three thousand. Voting turnout was almost 76 per cent. Our correspondent Christine Alsford reports.

Constituency profile: Dover

In tonight's constituency profile, we take a look at Dover.

Its famous port has become a major focus for the immigration debate. Little surprise then that the seat is a key target for UKIP.

Last time - in 2010 - Conservative Charlie Elphicke won it from Labour with a majority of 5,274 and the turnout was 70%.

Sangeeta Bhabra went to have a closer look.

Video: PM joins Vaisakhi parade in Kent

David Cameron and wife Samantha joined the Vaisakhi celebrations in Gravesend today.

The Prime Minister, wearing a traditional orange patka, and Mrs Cameron, in a blue headscarf, chatted with the faithful and posed for selfies at the Gurdwara. It's among the largest in Europe and opened five years ago.

After briefly joining thousands of people in a parade carrying the Sikh holy book to the temple, Mr Cameron delivered a speech in the main hall.

He told the audience the Vaisakhi festival was a "big, bold" sign of their devotion.

"I wanted to make sure Downing Street was part of this too, and I'm proud to be the first Prime Minister to host a Vaisakhi reception at Number 10," he said.

Vaisakhi festival - huge crowds in Gravesend

Prime Minister David Cameron and wife Samantha were among thousands joining the Vaisakhi celebrations in Gravesend.

It is one of the most important dates in the Sikh religious calendar, a harvest festival which also marks the founding of the Sikh faith.

We spoke to some of the people joining today's parade. Also to Gurvinder Sandher from the Kent Equality Cohesion Council - and Teja Harbhajan Singh Biring, architect of Gravesend's Gurdwara.

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