North Herefordshire (UK Parliament constituency)

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North Herefordshire
County constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of North Herefordshire in Herefordshire.
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Location of Herefordshire within England.
County Herefordshire
Electorate 66,711 (December 2010)[1]
Major settlements Bromyard, Kington, Ledbury and Leominster
Current constituency
Created 2010
Member of Parliament Bill Wiggin (Conservative)
Number of members One
Created from Leominster
Overlaps
European Parliament constituency West Midlands

North Herefordshire is a constituency[n 1] represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since its 2010 creation by Bill Wiggin, a Conservative.[n 2]

History[edit]

Parliament accepted the Boundary Commission's Fifth Periodic Review of Westminster constituencies which slightly altered this constituency for the 2010 general election to exclude those areas of the former county of Hereford and Worcester which are now in Worcestershire. This meant North Herefordshire being at its core a successor to Leominster constituency. The remainder of the county is covered by the Hereford and South Herefordshire seat.[2]

Boundaries[edit]

This constituency contains a northern and central part of Herefordshire, including the towns of Bromyard, Kington, Ledbury and Leominster.

The constituency has the electoral wards:[3]

Constituency profile[edit]

The seat has a substantially self-sufficient population, covered by civil parishes and with low rates of unemployment[4] and social housing in each ward, with income levels concentrated towards the average in Britain.[5]

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[6] Party
2010 Bill Wiggin Conservative

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

General Election 2010: North Herefordshire[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Bill Wiggin* 24,631 51.8 -0.7
Liberal Democrat Lucy Hurds 14,744 31.0 +6.9
Labour Neil Sabharwal 3,373 7.1 -8.4
UKIP Jonathan Oakton 2,701 5.7 +2.4
Green Felicity Norman 1,533 3.2 -1.5
Independent John King 586 1.2 +1.2
Majority 9,887 20.8
Turnout 47,568 71.5 +2.3
Conservative hold Swing -3.8
* Served as an MP in the 2005–2010 Parliament

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ A county constituency (for the purposes of election expenses and type of returning officer)
  2. ^ As with all constituencies, the constituency elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election at least every five years.
References

Coordinates: 52°12′N 2°42′W / 52.2°N 2.7°W / 52.2; -2.7