Thousands more voters in Portsmouth South as YouGov predicts Labour win

​THOUSANDS more voters are set to decide ​who will become MP in the marginal seat of Portsmouth South.

Wednesday, 11th December 2019, 11:06 am
Updated Wednesday, 11th December 2019, 12:15 pm
Portsmouth South Tory candidate Donna Jones and the Brexit Party's candidate John Kennedy, with bottom row: Lib Dem candidate Gerald Vernon-Jackson and Labour incumbent Stephen Morgan. Pictures: Habibur Rahman/PA/John Kennedy

Numbers of registered voters have increased by 4,400 in the constituency since the last general election in 2017.

Labour's Stephen Morgan, who is fighting for re-election, won with a 1,554 majority taking the seat from Conservative Flick Drummond.

Mr Morgan faces Donna Jones (Con), Gerald Vernon-Jackson (Lib Dem), John Kennedy (Brexit) and Steven George (Justice and Anti-Corruption Party).

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Justice and Anti-Corruption party Steven George. Picture: Sarah Standing (191119-2490)

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Portsmouth City Council confirmed Portsmouth South now has 74,196 voters - up from 69,785 in 2017. In 2015 there were 71,639 in the electorate.

​In the last general election Mr Morgan ​was elected on a 63.9 per cent turnout.

In Portsmouth North the electorate has dropped each year since 2015 from 73,105 to 71,299.

YouGov predicts voters will return Tory Penny Mordaunt.