Parliamentary constituencies in Shropshire
The ceremonial county of Shropshire, England (which comprises the local/unitary authorities of Shropshire Council and Telford and Wrekin) is divided into 5 Parliamentary constituencies – 1 Borough constituency and 4 County constituencies. As per all constituencies for the House of Commons in the modern age, each constituency elects one Member of Parliament by the First Past The Post system.
The following table summaries the five constituencies of Shropshire, with information as per the 2017 general election:
|Constituency[nb 1]||Electorate||Majority[nb 2]||Member of Parliament||Nearest Opposition||Map|
|Ludlow CC||69,442||23,648||Philip Dunne †||Heather Kidd ¤|
|North Shropshire CC||83,257||22,949||Owen Paterson †||Graeme Currie ‡|
|Shrewsbury and Atcham CC||82,237||11,217||Daniel Kawczynski †||Julie Buckley ‡|
|Telford BC||68,921||10,941||Lucy Allan †||Katrina Gilman ‡|
|The Wrekin CC||70,693||18,726||Mark Pritchard †||Dylan Harrison ‡|
The most recent changes to Parliamentary constituencies by the Boundary Commission for England retain the 5 constituencies in Shropshire, making only small changes to the boundary between Telford and The Wrekin to align with current local government wards. These changes were implemented for the 2010 United Kingdom general election.
|Name||Pre-2010 boundaries||Current boundaries|
Changes proposed in 2018
As part of the Sixth Periodic Review of Westminster constituencies the Boundary Commission for England published in 2018 its final recommendations for the following constituencies in Shropshire.
- Bridgnorth and The Wrekin (also covers Herefordshire)
- Ludlow and Leominster (also covers Herefordshire)
- North Shropshire
Recent members of parliament history
Members of Parliament elected at each general election since 1992 for each constituency in the county. The present-day incumbent MPs are shown in bold.
|Ludlow||Christopher Gill||Matthew Green||Philip Dunne|
|North Shropshire||John Biffen||Owen Paterson|
|Shrewsbury & Atcham||Derek Conway||Paul Marsden||Paul Marsden†||Daniel Kawczynski|
|Telford‡||Bruce Grocott||Bruce Grocott||David Wright||Lucy Allan|
|The Wrekin‡||Peter Bradley||Mark Pritchard|
† Paul Marsden won the 2001 election as a Labour Party candidate but defected to the Liberal Democrats and remained with that party for much of the following Parliament.
‡ The Wrekin was split at the 1997 election, into The Wrekin and Telford constituencies.
Election results in graphics
Timeline of Parliamentary constituencies in the county, with historical (green) and extant (pink) constituencies.
|Shrewsbury and Atcham||1983-present|
Historical representation by party
A cell marked → (with a different colour background to the preceding cell) indicates that the previous MP continued to sit under a new party name.
1885 to 1918
|Constituency||1885||86||1886||1892||1895||1900||01||03||04||1906||08||Jan 1910||Dec 1910||12||13||17||18|
1918 to 1983
|Constituency||1918||20||20||22||1922||23||1923||1924||1929||1931||1935||41||1945||1950||1951||1955||1959||60||61||1964||1966||1970||Feb 74||Oct 74||1979|
|Ludlow||Stanier||I. Windsor-Clive||G. Windsor-Clive||Corbett||Holland-Martin||More||Cockeram|
1983 to present
|Shrewsbury and Atcham||Conway||Marsden||→||Kawczynski|
- List of Parliamentary constituencies in the West Midlands (region)
- List of United Kingdom Parliament constituencies
- Category:Members of the Parliament of the United Kingdom for constituencies in Shropshire
- BC denotes borough constituency, CC denotes county constituency.
- The majority is the number of votes the winning candidate receives more than their nearest rival.
- "Volume 1: Report" (PDF). Boundary Commission for England.