Hereford and South Herefordshire (UK Parliament constituency)

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Hereford and South Herefordshire
County constituency
for the House of Commons
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Boundary of Hereford and South Herefordshire in Herefordshire for the 2010 general election
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Location of Herefordshire within England
CountyHerefordshire
Electorate71,352 (December 2010)[1]
Major settlementsHereford
Current constituency
Created2010
Member of ParliamentJesse Norman (Conservative)
Number of membersOne
Created fromHereford, Leominster

Hereford and South Herefordshire /ˈhɛrɪfərd ...ˈhɛrɪfərdʃɪər/ 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 of the Conservative Party.[n 2]

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[2] Party
2010 Jesse Norman Conservative
2010 constituency replaced Hereford

Boundaries[edit]

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 in the Herefordshire Council authority area:

  • Aylestone Hill, Belmont Rural, Birch, Bobblestock, Central, College, Dinedor Hill, Eign Hill, Golden Valley North, Golden Valley South, Greyfriars, Hinton and Hunderton, Holmer, Kerne Bridge, Kings Acre, Llangarron, Newton Farm, Penyard, Red Hill, Ross East, Ross North, Ross West, Saxon Gate, Stoney Street, Tupsley, Whitecross, Widemarsh and Wormside.[3]

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

General election 2019: Hereford and South Herefordshire[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jesse Norman 30,390 61.2 Increase 7.7
Labour Anna Coda 10,704 21.6 Decrease 2.2
Liberal Democrats Lucy Hurds 6,181 12.5 Increase 5.4
Green Diana Toynbee 2,371 4.8 Increase 2.4
Majority 19,686 39.6 Increase 9.9
Turnout 49,646 68.9 Decrease 2.1
Conservative hold Swing Increase 5.0
General election 2017: Hereford and South Herefordshire[5][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jesse Norman 27,004 53.5 Increase 0.9
Labour Anna Coda 11,991 23.8 Increase 11.0
Independent Jim Kenyon 5,560 11.0 Steady
Liberal Democrats Lucy Hurds 3,556 7.0 Decrease 3.5
Green Diana Toynbee 1,220 2.4 Decrease 4.8
UKIP Gwyn Price 1,153 2.3 Decrease 14.5
Majority 15,013 29.7 Decrease6.0
Turnout 50,555 71.0 Increase4.2
Conservative hold Swing
General election 2015: Hereford and South Herefordshire[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jesse Norman 24,844 52.6 Increase 6.3
UKIP Nigel Ely[8] 7,954 16.8 Increase 13.4
Labour Anna Coda 6,042 12.8 Increase 5.5
Liberal Democrats Lucy Hurds[9] 5,002 10.6 Decrease 30.5
Green Diana Toynbee[10] 3,415 7.2 Increase 7.2
Majority 16,890 35.7 Increase 30.6
Turnout 47,257 66.8 Decrease 0.9
Conservative hold Swing
General election 2010: Hereford and South Herefordshire[11][12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jesse Norman 22,366 46.2 Increase 5.2
Liberal Democrats Sarah Carr 19,885 41.1 Decrease 2.3
Labour Philippa Roberts 3,506 7.2 Decrease 3.0
UKIP Valentine Smith 1,638 3.4 Increase 1.2
BNP John Oliver 986 2.0 Increase 2.0
Majority 2,481 5.1 N/A
Turnout 48,381 67.7 Increase 1.6
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing Increase 3.8

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
  1. ^ "Electorate Figures - Boundary Commission for England". 2011 Electorate Figures. Boundary Commission for England. 4 March 2011. Archived from the original on 6 November 2010. Retrieved 13 March 2011.
  2. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "H" (part 2)
  3. ^ "Seat Details". www.electoralcalculus.co.uk. Retrieved 2020-10-17.
  4. ^ "Hereford & Herefordshire South parliamentary constituency - Election 2019". Election Results 2019. BBC. Retrieved 14 December 2019.
  5. ^ [1]
  6. ^ "Hereford & Herefordshire South results". BBC News. Retrieved 9 June 2017.
  7. ^ "Election Data 2015". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  8. ^ Tanner, Bill (16 January 2015). "Ex SAS soldier to fight for UKIP in Hereford". Hereford Times. Retrieved 22 February 2015.
  9. ^ "Hereford & Herefordshire South 2015". electionresults.blogspot.co.uk.
  10. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-04-14. Retrieved 2015-04-07.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  11. ^ "Election Data 2010". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 26 July 2013. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  12. ^ "Five candidates nominated to stand in Hereford and South Herefordshire". Herefordshire Council. 2010-04-21. Archived from the original on 2011-06-09. Retrieved 2010-05-05.

Coordinates: 52°00′N 2°42′W / 52.0°N 2.7°W / 52.0; -2.7