Heidelberg (electoral district)

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This article is about the German electoral district. For the former electoral district in the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of Victoria, see Electoral district of Heidelberg. For other uses, see Heidelberg (disambiguation).
Location of constituency in Baden-Württemberg

Heidelberg is one of the 299 single member constituencies used for the German parliament, the Bundestag. One of thirty eight districts covering the state of Baden-Württemberg, it covers the city of Heidelberg and the municipalities of Dossenheim, Edingen-Neckarhausen, Eppelheim, Heddesheim, Hemsbach, Hirschberg an der Bergstraße, Ilvesheim, Ladenburg, Laudenbach, Schriesheim und Weinheim, all located in the Rhein-Neckar-Kreis district.

The constituency was created for the 1949 election, the first election in West Germany after World War II. Until the 1969 election, the constituency was held by the Christian Democratic Union (CDU). The Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD) then gained the seat, losing it to the CDU in 1976, before regaining it in 1980. At the 1983 election the constituency was regained by the CDU, who held it until 1998. At that election the constituency was won by SPD candidate Lothar Binding. He lost his seat to the CDU candidate Karl A. Lamers in 2005. Lamers retained his seat in the most recent election in 2009.[1]


2009 election[edit]

Party Constituency results List results
Candidate Votes  % share +/- Votes  % share +/-
Christian Democratic Union Karl A. Lamers 57,963 36.1 -2,6 49,296 30.6 -2,9
Social Democratic Party of Germany Lothar Binding 47,683 29.7 -8.7 35,337 22.0 -9.7
Alliance '90/The Greens Fritz Kuhn 24,985 15.6 +4.5 28,349 17.6 +2.4
Free Democratic Party Dirk Niebel 19,314 12.0 +4.7 28,419 17.7 +5.1
The Left Carsten Labudda 8,985 5.6 +2.6 11,823 7.3 +3.0
National Democratic Party of Germany Jan Jaeschke 1,652 1.0 -0.4 1,318 0.8 -0.2
Pirate Party N/A N/A N/A N/A 3,396 2.1 N/A
Human Environment Animal Protection N/A N/A N/A N/A 958 0.6 N/A
The Republicans N/A N/A N/A N/A 686 0.4 -0.1
BüSo N/A N/A N/A N/A 62 0.1 -0.0
Others 1,344 0.8 N/A


  1. ^ 2009 constituency results, bundeswahlleiter.de, accessed 7 March 2013