Hereford and South Herefordshire (UK Parliament constituency)
|Hereford and South Herefordshire|
|for the House of Commons|
Boundary of Hereford and South Herefordshire in Herefordshire for the 2010 general election.
Location of Herefordshire within England.
|Electorate||71,352 (December 2010)|
|Member of Parliament||Jesse Norman (Conservative)|
|Number of members||One|
|Created from||Hereford, Leominster|
|European Parliament constituency||West Midlands|
Hereford and South Herefordshire / / is a constituency[n 1] of the House of Commons of the UK Parliament. It comprises the city of Hereford and most of south Herefordshire and is currently represented by Jesse Norman in the Conservative Party.[n 2]
Following a review of parliamentary representation in Herefordshire by the Boundary Commission for England, which took effect at the 2010 general election, the county was allocated two seats. The Hereford and South Herefordshire constituency largely replaced the former Hereford seat, with the remainder of the county covered by the North Herefordshire seat. As well as the city of Hereford, the seat contains the settlements of Golden Valley, Pontrilas and Ross-on-Wye.
The constituency is formed from the following electoral wards:
- Aylestone, Belmont, Central, Golden Valley North, Golden Valley South, Hollington, Kerne Bridge, Llangarron, Penyard, Pontrilas, Ross-on-Wye East, Ross-on-Wye West, St Martins and Hinton, St Nicholas, Stoney Street, Three Elms, Tupsley and Valletts.
Members of Parliament
|2010||constituency replaced Hereford|
Elections in the 2010s
This constituency was contested for the first time at the 2010 general election.
|General Election 2015: Hereford and South Herefordshire|
|Liberal Democrat||Lucy Hurds|
|General Election 2010: Hereford and South Herefordshire|
|Liberal Democrat||Sarah Carr||19,885||41.1||-2.3|
|Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat||Swing||+3.8|
Notes and references
- "Electorate Figures - Boundary Commission for England". 2011 Electorate Figures. Boundary Commission for England. 4 March 2011. Retrieved 13 March 2011.
- Fifth periodical report - Volume 4 Mapping for the Non-Metropolitan Counties and the Unitary Authorities, The Stationery Office, 26 February 2007, ISBN 0-10-170322-8
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "H" (part 2)[self-published source][better source needed]
- "Five candidates nominated to stand in Hereford and South Herefordshire". Herefordshire Council. 2010-04-21. Retrieved 2010-05-05.
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