Altmark (electoral district)

Altmark is an electoral constituency (German: Wahlkreis) represented in the Bundestag. It elects one member via first-past-the-post voting. Under the current constituency numbering system, it is designated as constituency 66. It is located in northern Saxony-Anhalt, comprising the districts of Altmarkkreis Salzwedel and Stendal.[1]

66 Altmark
electoral district
for the Bundestag
Bundestagswahlkreis 66-2013.svg
Altmark in 2013
StateSaxony-Anhalt
Population194,400 (2019)
Electorate159,998 (2021)
Major settlementsStendal
Salzwedel
Gardelegen
Area4,717.9 km2
Current electoral district
Created1990
PartySPD
MemberHerbert Wollmann
Elected2021

Altmark was created for the inaugural 1990 federal election after German reunification. Since 2021, it has been represented by Herbert Wollmann of the Social Democratic Party (SPD).[2]

GeographyEdit

Altmark is located in northern Saxony-Anhalt. As of the 2021 federal election, it comprises the districts of Altmarkkreis Salzwedel and Stendal.[1]

HistoryEdit

Altmark was created after German reunification in 1990. In the 1990 through 1998 elections, it was constituency 283 in the numbering system. In the 2002 and 2005 elections, it was number 66. In the 2009 election, it was number 67. Since the 2013 election, it has been number 66.

Originally, the constituency comprised the districts of Salzwedel, Stendal, Osterburg, Gardelegen, and Klötze. It acquired its current configuration and borders in the 2002 election.

Election No. Name Borders
1990 283 Altmark
  • Salzwedel district
  • Stendal district
  • Osterburg district
  • Gardelegen district
  • Klötze district
1994
1998
2002 66
2005
2009 67
2013 66
2017
2021

MembersEdit

The constituency was first represented by Rudolf Karl Krause of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU), who served from 1990 to 1994. Reinhard Weis of the Social Democratic Party (SPD) was elected in 1994 and served until 2005, followed by Marko Mühlstein until 2009. In 2009, Katrin Kunert of The Left won the constituency and served a single term. Jörg Hellmuth of the CDU was elected in 2013, followed by Eckhard Gnodtke in 2017. Herbert Wollmann regained it for the SPD in 2021.

Election Member Party %
1990 Rudolf Karl Krause CDU 38.9
1994 Reinhard Weis SPD 38.6
1998 45.0
2002 45.2
2005 Marko Mühlstein SPD 33.2
2009 Katrin Kunert LINKE 33.4
2013 Jörg Hellmuth CDU 42.1
2017 Eckhard Gnodtke CDU 32.6
2021 Herbert Wollmann SPD 27.5

Election resultsEdit

2021 electionEdit

Federal election (2021): Altmark[3]
Notes:

Blue background denotes the winner of the electorate vote.
Pink background denotes a candidate elected from their party list.
Yellow background denotes an electorate win by a list member, or other incumbent.
A  Y or  N denotes status of any incumbent, win or lose respectively.

Party Candidate Votes % ±% Party votes % ±%
SPD Herbert Wollmann 29,599 27.5   8.4 29,537 27.4   10.4
CDU Uwe Harms 23,433 21.8   10.8 22,567 20.9   11.8
AfD Arno Bausemer 20,875 19.4   2.9 20,629 19.1   2.4
Left Matthias Höhn 11,218 10.4   8.7 10,381 9.6   8.9
FDP Marcus Faber 9,116 8.5   1.7 9,396 8.7   1.6
FW Nils Krümmel 5,584 5.2   3.8 3,286 3.0   2.2
Green Gregor Laukert 4,674 4.3   0.9 5,834 5.4   2.1
dieBasis Martin Schwab 2,132 2.0 1,985 1.8
Tierschutzpartei   1,100 1.0
Independent Heiko Janowski 880 0.8
Tierschutzallianz   818 0.8   0.3
PARTEI   725 0.7   0.2
Gartenpartei 510 0.5   0.0
Pirates   308 0.3
NPD   205 0.2   0.4
Volt   140 0.1
Humanists   99 0.1
du.   91 0.1
MLPD   75 0.1   0.0
Independent Danny Bibiella 69 0.1
ÖDP   58 0.1
Informal votes 1,301 1,137
Total Valid votes 107,580 107,744
Turnout 108,881 68.1   0.9
SPD gain from CDU Majority 6,166 5.7

2017 electionEdit

Federal election (2017): Altmark[4]
Notes:

Blue background denotes the winner of the electorate vote.
Pink background denotes a candidate elected from their party list.
Yellow background denotes an electorate win by a list member, or other incumbent.
A  Y or  N denotes status of any incumbent, win or lose respectively.

Party Candidate Votes % ±% Party votes % ±%
CDU Eckhard Gnodtke 35,644 32.6   9.6 36,022 32.8   9.3
Left Matthias Höhn 20,973 19.2   11.2 20,346 18.5   6.1
SPD Maria Kermer 20,900 19.1   1.5 18,721 17.0   2.0
AfD Matthias Büttner 18,031 16.5 18,419 16.8   13.2
FDP Marcus Faber 7,388 6.7   5.3 7,838 7.1   5.0
Green Mirko Wolff 3,738 3.4   0.6 3,648 3.3   0.0
FW Elke du Bois 1,567 1.4   0.6 888 0.8   0.1
Tierschutzallianz 1,218 1.1
PARTEI   970 0.9
NPD   662 0.6   1.5
Independent Renne 654 0.6
Independent Schmidt 560 0.5
MG 467 0.4
BGE   304 0.3
DiB 242 0.2
MLPD   118 0.1   0.0
Informal votes 1,738 1,330
Total Valid votes 109,455 109,863
Turnout 111,193 67.1   4.5
CDU hold Majority 14,671 13.4   1.6

2013 electionEdit

Federal election (2013): Altmark[5]
Notes:

Blue background denotes the winner of the electorate vote.
Pink background denotes a candidate elected from their party list.
Yellow background denotes an electorate win by a list member, or other incumbent.
A  Y or  N denotes status of any incumbent, win or lose respectively.

Party Candidate Votes % ±% Party votes % ±%
CDU Jörg Hellmuth 44,686 42.1   10.9 44,655 42.0   11.8
Left  N Katrin Kunert 32,164 30.3   3.1 26,180 24.6   8.9
SPD Marina Kermer 18,616 17.6   2.4 20,196 19.0   1.3
AfD   3,826 3.6
Green Christian Franke 2,998 2.8   0.5 3,542 3.3   1.4
NPD Heiko Krause 2,613 2.5   0.2 2,227 2.1   0.0
Pirates René Schernikau 2,541 2.4 1,997 1.9   0.3
FDP Marcus Faber 1,489 1.4   4.5 2,278 2.1   6.7
FW Elke du Bois 931 0.9 722 0.7
PRO 306 0.3
ÖDP   147 0.1
MLPD   141 0.1   0.1
Informal votes 1,857 1,678
Total Valid votes 106,038 106,217
Turnout 107,895 62.6   0.7
CDU gain from Left Majority 12,522 11.8

2009 electionEdit

Federal election (2009): Altmark[6]
Notes:

Blue background denotes the winner of the electorate vote.
Pink background denotes a candidate elected from their party list.
Yellow background denotes an electorate win by a list member, or other incumbent.
A  Y or  N denotes status of any incumbent, win or lose respectively.

Party Candidate Votes % ±% Party votes % ±%
Left Katrin Kunert 36,910 33.4   6.1 37,034 33.6   6.1
CDU Hans-Heinrich Jordan 34,501 31.2   0.1 33,330 30.2   3.8
SPD Marko Mühlstein 22,070 20.0   13.3 19,516 17.7   15.3
FDP Gabriele Hauptstein 6,558 5.9   2.5 9,725 8.8   2.5
Green Eduard Stapel 3,725 3.4   1.1 5,212 4.7   1.3
Independent Andreas Siegmund 3,672 3.3
NPD Andy Knape 2,461 2.2   0.0 2,318 2.1   0.1
Pirates   2,422 2.2
DVU   449 0.4
Independent Wiltrud Dettmer 274 0.2
Independent Harald Bresch 257 0.2
MLPD   232 0.2   0.1
Informal votes 2,552 2,742
Total Valid votes 110,428 110,238
Turnout 112,980 61.8   9.8
Left gain from SPD Majority 2,409 2.2

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Constituency Altmark". Federal Returning Officer.
  2. ^ "Results for Altmark". Federal Returning Officer.
  3. ^ Results for Altmark
  4. ^ Results for Altmark
  5. ^ Results for Altmark
  6. ^ Results for Altmark