Bremen II – Bremerhaven

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Bremen II – Bremerhaven
constituency
for the Bundestag
Bundestagswahlkreis 55-2013.svg
Region Bremen (state)
Electorate 227,293
Current constituency
Created 2002
Member of the Bundestag (MdB) Uwe Beckmeyer

Bremen II – Bremerhaven is one of the 299 single member constituencies used for the German parliament, the Bundestag. One of two districts covering the state of Bremen, it consists of the city of Bremerhaven and the northern parts of Bremen, even though these areas are 50 km (31 miles) apart.

The constituency was created for the 1949 election, the first election in West Germany after World War II. At the 2002 election, the number of seats in the state of Bremen was reduced from three to two and the constituency expanded to take in parts of the abolished Bremen West constituency.

The Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD) has won the seat at every election since its creation and the current representative is Uwe Beckmeyer.

Boundaries[edit]

From its creation in 1949, the constituency was called Bremerhaven-Bremen North and consisted of the city of Bremerhaven and the Bremen districts of Blumenthal, Burglesum and Vegesack.

For the 2002 election, the constituency expanded to gain the Bremen districts of Blockland, Findorff, Gröpelingen, Häfen, Seehausen, Strom, Walle and Woltmershausen.[1]

2013 election[edit]

Summary of the 2013 Bundestag election results for the constituency Bremen II – Bremerhaven[2]
Party Direct candidate results Party list results
Candidate Votes  % +/− Votes  % +/−
Social Democratic Party (SPD) Uwe Beckmeyer 64,417 44.0 +5.3 56,931 38.8 +6.0
Christian Democratic Union (CDU) Bettina Hornhues 42,048 28.7 +3.0 41,225 28.1 +5.4
Alliance '90/The Greens (GRÜNE) Sülmez Doğan 12,293 8.4 −2.8 14,537 9.9 −3.0
The Left (DIE LINKE) Kristina Vogt 13,283 9.1 −5.2 14,629 10.0 −5.4
Free Democratic Party (FDP) Hauke Hilz 2,205 1.5 −5.6 4,040 2.8 −7.0
Pirate Party (PIRATEN) Caroline Bullwinkel 3,950 2.7 +2.7 3,674 2.5 +0.1
Alliance 21/RRP (Bündnis 21/RRP) Marie-Luise Saße 423 0.3 −0.7 276 0.2 −1.5
National Democratic Party (NPD) Horst Görmann 2,376 1.6 −0.1 2,199 1.5 0.2
Marxist–Leninist Party (MLPD) N/A N/A 86 0.1 ±0.0
Alternative for Germany (AfD) Erich Seifert 5,394 3.7 +3.7 5,975 4.1 +4.1
Pro Germany Citizens' Movement (pro Deutschland) N/A N/A 276 0.2 +0.2
Free Voters (FW) N/A N/A 410 0.3 +0.3
Die PARTEI N/A N/A 600 0.4 +0.4
Human Environment Animal Protection (Tierschutzpartei) N/A N/A 1,797 1.2 +1.2
Total valid ballots N/A 146,389 98.6 +0.3 146,655 98.7 +0.2
Invalid ballots N/A 2,137 1.4 −0.3 1,871 1.3 −0.2
Total votes (turnout 65.3%; electorate 227,293) N/A 148,526 100.0 N/A 148,526 100.0 N/A

2009 election[edit]

Summary of the 2009 Bundestag election results for the constituency Bremen II – Bremerhaven[3]
Party Constituency results List results
Candidate Votes  % share +/− Votes  % share +/−
Social Democratic Party Uwe Beckmeyer 58,879 38.7 −15.7 50,032 32.8 −13.9
Christian Democratic Union Bernd Neumann 39,186 25.8 +1.0 34,680 22.7 +1.2
The Left Inga Nitz 21,647 14.2 +6.5 23,486 15.4 +6.6
Alliance '90/The Greens Klaus Möhle 16,985 11.2 +4.2 19,727 12.9 +1.4
Free Democratic Party Oliver Möllenstädt 10,850 7.1 +3.4 14,947 9.8 +2.6
National Democratic Party Horst Görmann 2,614 1.7 −0.3 2,045 1.3 −0.6
RRP Uwe Gäthje 1,563 1.0 N/A 2,527 1.7 N/A
Pirate Party N/A N/A N/A N/A 3,610 2.4 N/A
Others N/A 423 0.3 N/A 1,467 1.0 N/A

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