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.
County Herefordshire
Electorate 71,352 (December 2010)[1]
Current constituency
Created 2010
Member of parliament Jesse Norman (Conservative)
Number of members One
Created from Hereford, Leominster
European Parliament constituency West Midlands

Hereford and South Herefordshire /ˈhɛrɨfəd ənd sθ hɛrɨfədʃɪər/ 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:[2]

  • 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[edit]

Election Member[3] Party
2010 constituency replaced Hereford
2010 Jesse Norman Conservative


Elections in the 2010s[edit]

General Election 2015: Hereford and South Herefordshire[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jesse Norman 24,844 52.6 +6.3
UKIP Nigel Ely[5] 7,954 16.8 +13.4
Labour Anna Coda 6,042 12.8 +5.5
Liberal Democrat Lucy Hurds[6] 5,002 10.6 -30.5
Green Diana Toynbee [7] 3,415 7.2 +7.2
Majority 16,890 35.7 +30.6
Turnout 47,257 66.8 -0.9
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 2010: Hereford and South Herefordshire[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jesse Norman 22,366 46.2 +5.2
Liberal Democrat Sarah Carr 19,885 41.1 -2.3
Labour Philippa Roberts 3,506 7.2 -3.0
UKIP Valentine Smith 1,638 3.4 +1.2
BNP John Oliver 986 2.0 +2.0
Majority 2,481 5.1
Turnout 48,381 67.7 +1.6
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing +3.8

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  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.

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