Mid Worcestershire (UK Parliament constituency)
for the House of Commons
Boundary of Mid Worcestershire in Worcestershire
Location of Worcestershire within England
|Electorate||71,660 (December 2010)|
|Major settlements||Droitwich Spa and Evesham|
|Member of Parliament||Nigel Huddleston (Conservative)|
|Number of members||One|
|Created from||Bromsgrove and Redditch and Worcester|
Members of Parliament
The constituency, which has 72,317 people aged 18 and over according to the 2001 census, plus 39,645 households includes the towns of Droitwich Spa and Evesham and the many semi-rural villages around the cathedral city of Worcester, sits across an undulating part of the West Midlands with good access to its central commercial, service sector and industrial areas.
The present Mid Worcestershire constituency, has existed almost intact since 1997,[n 3] covers central and south-eastern parts of the county of Worcestershire. It covers most of the Wychavon district, including Broadway, Droitwich and Evesham, but excluding the areas around Pershore (which is in the Worcestershire West constituency) and ward of Inkberrow (in the Redditch constituency). 1983–1997: The Borough of Redditch, and the District of Wychavon wards of Bowbrook, Claines Central and West, Claines East, Dodderhill, Droitwich Central, Droitwich South, Droitwich West, Hanbury, Hartlebury, Lovett, and Ombersley.
2010–present: The District of Wychavon wards of Badsey, Bengeworth, Bowbrook, Bretforton and Offenham, Broadway and Wickhamford, Dodderhill, Drakes Broughton, Droitwich Central, Droitwich East, Droitwich South East, Droitwich South West, Droitwich West, Evesham North, Evesham South, Fladbury, Great Hampton, Hartlebury, Harvington and Norton, Honeybourne and Pebworth, Little Hampton, Lovett and North Claines, Norton and Whittington, Ombersley, Pinvin, The Littletons, and Upton Snodsbury.
1997–2010: The District of Wychavon wards of Badsey, Bowbrook, Bretforton and Offenham, Broadway, Dodderhill, Drakes Broughton, Droitwich Central, Droitwich South, Droitwich West, Evesham East, Evesham Hampton, Evesham North, Evesham South, Evesham West, Fladbury, Hanbury, Hartlebury, Harvington and Norton, Honeybourne and Pebworth, Lenches, Lovett, North Claines, Ombersley, Pinvin, Spetchley, The Littletons, Upton Snodsbury, and Wickhamford.
Eric Forth of the Conservative Party represented the original Mid Worcestershire constituency from 1983 until 1997. Following the considerable boundary changes (described above) that took effect at the 1997 general election, Peter Luff (whose Worcester constituency considerably overlapped the new seat) was selected as the Conservative candidate, and remained as MP until 2015 when he stood down following his term (Eric Forth was at the same election instead elected for Bromley and Chislehurst, which seat he held until his death in 2006). Following the 2015 general election, Nigel Huddleston was elected as the new Conservative MP for the constituency.
Elections in the 2010s
|Liberal Democrats||Margaret Rowley||6,474||11.5||5.3|
|Monster Raving Loony||Barmy Brockman||638||1.1||N/A|
|Liberal Democrats||Margaret Rowley||3,450||6.3||0.9|
|Liberal Democrats||Margaret Rowley||3,750||7.2||16.2|
|Liberal Democrats||Margaret Rowley||11,906||23.4||3.1|
Elections in the 2000s
|Liberal Democrats||Margaret Rowley||9,796||20.4||1.6|
|Liberal Democrats||Robert Browne||8,420||18.8|
Elections in the 1990s
|Liberal Democrats||David Barwick||9,458||18.6|
|Natural Law||Alan Dyer||163||0.3|
|Liberal Democrats||David J. Barwick||9,745||14.3||6.7|
|Natural Law||Paul Davis||520||0.8||0.8|
Elections in the 1980s
|Social Democratic||Edgar Harwood||12,954||21.0|
|Social Democratic||M Fairhead||12,866||23.2|
|Nobody Party||DW Fletcher||386||0.7|
|Conservative win (new seat)|
Notes and references
- A county constituency (for the purposes of election expenses and type of returning officer)
- 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.
- Before the 2010 change, only a share of the polling districts of Fladbury and Inkberrow were in the constituency, now instead all of Fladbury is and Inkberrow is not.
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