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]

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[2] Party
2010 Bill Wiggin Conservative
2010 constituency replaced Leominster

Constituency profile[edit]

The seat has a substantially self-sufficient population, covered by civil parishes and with low rates of unemployment[3] and social housing in each ward, with income levels concentrated towards the average in Britain.[4]

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:[5]

The village of Weobley (listed above) was a former borough constituency that was abolished as a 'rotten borough' in 1832.

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.[6]

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

General Election 2017: North Herefordshire.[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Bill Wiggin 31,097 62.0 Increase 6.3
Labour Roger Page 9,495 18.9 Increase 7.5
Liberal Democrat Jeanie Falconer 5,874 11.7 Decrease 0.3
Green Ellie Chowns 2,771 5.5 Decrease 1.4
Independent Sasha Norris 577 1.1 Increase 1.1
Independent Arthur Devine 363 0.7 Increase 0.7
Majority 21,602 43.1 +1.5
Turnout 50,293 74.1 +2.1
Conservative hold Swing Decrease 0.6
General Election 2015: North Herefordshire[8][9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Bill Wiggin 26,716 55.6 Increase 3.9
UKIP Jonathan Oakton 6,720 14.0 Increase 8.3
Liberal Democrat Jeanie Falconer 5,768 12.0 Decrease 19.0
Labour Sally Prentice 5,478 11.4 Increase 4.3
Green Daisy Blench 3,341 7.0 Increase 3.7
Majority 19,996 41.6 Increase 20.8
Turnout 42,545 72.0 Increase 0.5
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 2010: North Herefordshire[10][11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Bill Wiggin 24,631 51.8 Decrease 0.7
Liberal Democrat Lucy Hurds 14,744 31.0 Increase 6.9
Labour Neil Sabharwal 3,373 7.1 Decrease 8.4
UKIP Jonathan Oakton 2,701 5.7 Increase 2.4
Green Felicity Norman 1,533 3.2 Decrease 1.5
Independent John King 586 1.2 Increase 1.2
Majority 9,887 20.8
Turnout 47,568 71.5 Increase 2.3
Conservative hold Swing Decrease 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. ^ Unemployment claimants by constituency The Guardian
  4. ^ 2001 Census
  5. ^ Fifth periodical report – Volume 4 Mapping for the Non-Metropolitan Counties and the Unitary Authorities, The Stationery Office, 26 February 2007, ISBN 0-10-170322-8 
  6. ^ "Final recommendations for Parliamentary constituencies in the county of Herefordshire". Boundary Commission for England. 7 January 2004. Archived from the original on 2 November 2009. Retrieved 5 May 2010. 
  7. ^ "2017 General Election candidates for Herefordshire confirmed". Worcester News. 11 May 2017. Retrieved 12 May 2017. 
  8. ^ "Election Data 2015". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015. 
  9. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/politics/constituencies/E14000847
  10. ^ "Election Data 2010". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 26 July 2013. Retrieved 17 October 2015. 
  11. ^ "Six candidates to stand in North Herefordshire parliamentary election". Herefordshire Council. 21 April 2010. Retrieved 5 May 2010. 

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