Cottbus – Spree-Neiße

Cottbus – Spree-Neiße 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 64. It is located in southeastern Brandenburg, comprising the independent city of Cottbus and the district of Spree-Neiße.[1]

64 Cottbus – Spree-Neiße
electoral district
for the Bundestag
Bundestagswahlkreis 64-2017.svg
Cottbus – Spree-Neiße in 2017
StateBrandenburg
Population213,400 (2019)
Electorate171,267 (2021)
Major settlementsCottbus
Spremberg
Area1,822.6 km2
Current electoral district
Created1990
PartySPD
MemberMaja Wallstein
Elected2021

Cottbus – Spree-Neiße was created for the inaugural 1990 federal election after German reunification. Since 2021, it has been represented by Maja Wallstein of the Social Democratic Party (SPD).[2]

GeographyEdit

Cottbus – Spree-Neiße is located in eastern Brandenburg. As of the 2021 federal election, it comprises the independent city of Cottbus and the district of Spree-Neiße.[1]

HistoryEdit

Cottbus – Spree-Neiße was created after German reunification in 1990, then known as Cottbus – Guben – Forst. It acquired its current name in the 2002 election. In the 1990 through 1998 elections, it was constituency 280 in the numbering system. In the 2002 and 2005 elections, it was number 64. In the 2009 election, it was number 65. Since the 2013 election, it has been number 64.

Originally, the constituency comprised the independent city of Cottbus and the districts of Guben and Forst. It acquired its current configuration and borders in the 2002 election.

Election No. Name Borders
1990 280 Cottbus – Guben – Forst
  • Cottbus city
  • Guben district
  • Forst district
1994
1998
2002 64 Cottbus – Spree-Neiße
2005
2009 65
2013 64
2017
2021

MembersEdit

The constituency was first represented by Michael Wonneberger of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) from 1990 to 1994. Werner Labsch of the Social Democratic Party (SPD) was elected in 1994 and served until 2002, followed by Wilfried Schreck from 2002 to 2005 and Steffen Reiche from 2005 to 2009. Wolfgang Nešković of The Left won the constituency in 2009. After leaving the party and becoming an independent in 2012, he was defeated seeking re-election in 2013. Klaus-Peter Schulze of the CDU was elected in 2013. Maja Wallstein regained the constituency for the SPD in 2021.

Election Member Party %
1990 Michael Wonneberger CDU 40.2
1994 Werner Labsch SPD 41.5
1998 43.5
2002 Wilfried Schreck SPD 43.4
2005 Steffen Reiche SPD 37.6
2009 Wolfgang Nešković[a] LINKE 30.0
Ind.
2013 Klaus-Peter Schulze CDU 36.0
2017 28.4
2021 Maja Wallstein SPD 27.6

Election resultsEdit

2021 electionEdit

Federal election (2021): Cottbus – Spree-Neiße[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 Maja Wallstein 34,882 27.6   10.6 36,098 28.5   13.4
AfD Daniel Münschke 32,530 25.7   0.5 30,729 24.3   2.6
CDU Markus Niggemann 21,072 16.7   11.7 17,502 13.8   10.3
FDP Laura Schieritz 11,400 9.0   3.3 13,603 10.7   3.1
Left Christian Görke 11,156 8.8   6.9 9,670 7.6   8.9
Green Heide Schinowsky 4,662 3.7   0.4 6,939 5.5   2.3
FW Andreas Richter 3,375 2.7 2,818 2.2   1.4
Tierschutzpartei   2,516 2.0   0.1
PARTEI Michael Matschke 2,943 2.3   0.1 1,593 1.3   0.2
dieBasis Lysann Kobbe 2,779 2.2 2,212 1.7
Unabhängige Ingo Weidelt 1,140 0.9 899 0.7
NPD   423 0.3   0.8
Pirates   392 0.3
Volt   347 0.3
Team Todenhöfer   276 0.2
DKP Gisela Vierrath 424 0.3   0.1 218 0.2   0.1
Humanists   128 0.1
ÖDP   123 0.1   0.1
MLPD   79 0.1   0.0
Informal votes 1,960 1,768
Total Valid votes 126,363 126,555
Turnout 128,323 74.9   1.0
SPD gain from CDU Majority 2,352 1.9

2017 electionEdit

Federal election (2017): Cottbus – Spree-Neiße[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  Y Klaus-Peter Schulze 36,855 28.4   7.5 31,366 24.1   11.6
AfD Marianne Spring-Räumschüssel 32,776 25.3 34,905 26.8   19.9
SPD Ulrich Freese 22,019 17.0   7.0 19,729 15.2   6.5
Left Birgit Kaufhold 20,359 15.7   4.3 21,456 16.5   6.1
FDP Jeff Staudacher 7,426 5.7   3.7 9,941 7.6   5.2
Green Wolfgang Renner 4,319 3.3   0.7 4,093 3.1   0.4
PARTEI Torsten Mack 3,212 2.5   1.7 1,898 1.5
Tierschutzpartei   2,401 1.8
Independent Helmut Fleischhauer 2,256 1.7
NPD   1,437 1.1   2.0
FW   1,106 0.9   0.2
BGE   584 0.4
DKP Gisela Vierrath 501 0.4   0.2 296 0.2
DM 488 0.4
ÖDP   204 0.2
MLPD   124 0.1   0.0
Informal votes 2,390 2,085
Total Valid votes 129,723 130,028
Turnout 132,113 73.9   6.7
CDU hold Majority 4,079 3.1   8.9

2013 electionEdit

Federal election (2013): Cottbus – Spree-Neiße[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 Klaus-Peter Schulze 44,301 35.9   11.9 44,230 35.8   11.4
SPD Ulrich Freese 29,510 23.9   3.9 26,863 21.7   2.4
Left Birgit Wöllert 24,681 20.0   10.0 27,965 22.6   6.7
Independent  N Wolfgang Nešković 9,999 8.1
AfD   8,555 6.9
NPD Ronny Zasowk 4,929 4.0   0.1 3,897 3.2   0.1
Green Wolfgang Renner 3,278 2.7   1.9 4,382 3.5   1.3
Pirates Sascha Kahle 2,889 2.3 2,615 2.1   0.8
FDP Martin Neumann 2,498 2.0   6.7 2,984 2.4   6.6
FW   1,355 1.1
PARTEI   901 0.7
PRO 525 0.4
DKP Sebastian Zachow-Vierrath 245 0.2
REP   204 0.2   0.1
MLPD   138 0.1   0.0
Informal votes 2,689 2,207
Total Valid votes 123,231 123,713
Turnout 125,920 67.3   2.0
CDU gain from Left Majority 14,791 12.0

2009 electionEdit

Federal election (2009): Cottbus – Spree-Neiße[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 Wolfgang Nešković 37,224 30.0   2.8 36,561 29.3   1.8
SPD  N Steffen Reiche 34,529 27.9   9.8 29,999 24.1   11.8
CDU Mario Laurischk 29,829 24.1   2.1 30,360 24.4   4.4
FDP Martin Neumann 10,878 8.8   3.2 11,230 9.0   2.1
Green Matthias Fobo 5,650 4.6   1.8 6,093 4.9   0.6
NPD Ronny Zasowk 4,806 3.9   0.4 3,765 3.0   0.4
Pirates   3,636 2.9
DVU   1,169 0.9
FWD 1,055 0.8
REP   344 0.3
BüSo 258 0.2
MLPD   179 0.1   0.1
Informal votes 4,218 3,530
Total Valid votes 123,961 124,649
Turnout 128,179 65.3   8.1
Left gain from SPD Majority 2,695 2.1

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Nešković was elected for The Left, but left the party in December 2012.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Constituency Cottbus – Spree-Neiße". Federal Returning Officer.
  2. ^ "Results for Cottbus – Spree-Neiße". Federal Returning Officer.
  3. ^ Results for Cottbus – Spree-Neiße
  4. ^ Results for Cottbus – Spree-Neiße
  5. ^ Results for Cottbus – Spree-Neiße
  6. ^ Results for Cottbus – Spree-Neiße