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||Peter Luff (Conservative)|
|Number of members||One|
|European Parliament constituency||West Midlands|
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).
Since the Fifth Periodic Review of Westminster constituencies the seat covers all of the Wychavon district save six wards thus has electoral wards:
- Badsey; Bengeworth; Bowbrook; Bretlorton and Offenham; Broadway and Wickhamford; Dodderhill; Drakes Broughton; Droitwich: Central, East, South East, Southwest, 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 Upper Snodsbury
For the 1983 election, the electoral wards used to create this seat were:
- The entire borough of Redditch
- The Bowbrook, Claines Central and West, Claines East, Dodderhill, Droitwich Central, Droitwich South, Droitwich West, Hanbury, Hartlebury, Lovett and Ombersley electoral wards from Wychavon.
As part of the Sixth Periodic Review of Westminster constituencies which commenced in 2011, the Boundary Commission for England has proposed creating a new seat called Evesham which would take the majority of the Mid Worcestershire seat
A newly formed seat called Droitwich and Bromsgrove would take the rest of the Mid Worcestershire seat
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 has remained as MP since then. (Eric Forth was at the same election instead elected for Bromley and Chislehurst, which seat he held until his death in 2006.)
The constituency includes the towns of Droitwich Spa and Evesham and the many semi-rural villages around the cathedral city of Worcester, in an undulating part of the West Midlands with good access to its central commercial, service sector and industrial areas.
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Elections in the 2010s
|General Election 2010: Mid Worcestershire|
|Liberal Democrat||Margaret Rowley||11,906||23.4||+3.1|
Elections in the 2000s
|General Election 2005: Mid Worcestershire|
|Liberal Democrat||Margaret Rowley||9,796||20.4||+1.6|
|General Election 2001: Mid Worcestershire|
|Liberal Democrat||Robert Browne||8,420||18.8|
Elections in the 1990s
|General Election 1992: Mid Worcestershire|
|Liberal Democrat||DJ Barwick||9,745||14.3||−6.7|
|Natural Law||P Davis||520||0.8||+0.8|
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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 where in the constituency, now instead all of Fladbury is and Inkberrow is not.
- "Electorate Figures - Boundary Commission for England". 2011 Electorate Figures. Boundary Commission for England. 4 March 2011. Retrieved 13 March 2011.
- Crewe, Ivor (1983). British Parliament Constituencies - a statistical compendium. faber and faber. ISBN 0-571-13236-7.
- Breakdown tables Boundary Commission for England
- Proposed map - Evesham Boundary Commission for England
- Proposed map - Bromsgrove and Droitwich Boundary Commission for England
- 2001 Census
- 2011 census interactive maps
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "W" (part 5)[self-published source][better source needed]
- Mid Worcestershire, UKPollingReport
- "Politics Resources". Election 1992. Politics Resources. 9 April 1992. Retrieved 2010-12-06.