Sissala West (Ghana parliament constituency)

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Sissala West
constituency
for the Parliament of Ghana
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District Sissala West District
Region Upper West Region of Ghana
Current constituency
Created 2004
Party National Democratic Congress
MP Amin Amidu Sulemana

Sissala West is one of the constituencies represented in the Parliament of Ghana. It elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election. Sissala West is located in the Sissala West district of the Upper West Region of Ghana.

This seat was created prior to the Ghanaian parliamentary election in 2004.

Boundaries[edit]

The seat is located within the Sissala West District of the Upper West Region of Ghana. To the north is Burkina Faso. Its western neighbours are the Jirapa, Lambussie and Nadowli East constituencies. The Nadowli East constituency continues round the south and to the east is the Sissala East constituency.

History[edit]

The constituency was first created in 2004 by the Electoral Commission of Ghana along with 29 other new ones, increasing the number of constituencies from 200 to 230. This was done by splitting the previous Sissala constituency into the Sissala East and Sissala West constituencies respectively.[1]

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party
2004 Haruna Bayirga People's National Convention
2012 Amin Amidu Sulemana National Democratic Congress

Elections[edit]

Ghanaian parliamentary election, 2008:Sissala West
Source:Ghana Home Page
Party Candidate Votes % ±
People's National Convention Haruna Bayirga 5,950 37.1
National Democratic Congress Robert Bakah Wavei 5,301 33.1
New Patriotic Party George Hikah Benson 4,517 28.2
Convention People's Party J.B. Adunah 197 1.2
Democratic Freedom Party Ibrahim Lious 57 0.4
Majority 649 4.0
Turnout

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