Definitions for "Basingstoke"
Basingstoke is a large town and third largest settlement in the county of Hampshire in the South East England region of the UK (after the cities of Southampton and Portsmouth). It is situated 77 km (48 miles) southwest of London and 48 km (30 miles) north of Southampton.
Basingstoke is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. The town was represented in the Model Parliament of 1295, but not again until a constituency was created in 1885. It has elected Conservative MPs for decades.