Eisenach – Wartburgkreis – Unstrut-Hainich-Kreis

Eisenach – Wartburgkreis – Unstrut-Hainich-Kreis 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 190. It is located in western Thuringia, comprising the city of Eisenach and the districts of Wartburgkreis and Unstrut-Hainich-Kreis.[1]

190 Eisenach – Wartburgkreis – Unstrut-Hainich-Kreis
electoral district
for the Bundestag
Bundestagswahlkreis 190-2017.svg
Eisenach – Wartburgkreis – Unstrut-Hainich-Kreis in 2017
StateThuringia
Population263,500 (2019)
Electorate212,267 (2021)
Major settlementsEisenach
Mühlhausen
Bad Salzungen
Area2,350.8 km2
Current electoral district
Created1990
PartyAfD
MemberKlaus Stöber
Elected2021

Eisenach – Wartburgkreis – Unstrut-Hainich-Kreis was created for the inaugural 1990 federal election after German reunification. Since 2021, it has been represented by Klaus Stöber of the Alternative for Germany (AfD).[2]

GeographyEdit

Eisenach – Wartburgkreis – Unstrut-Hainich-Kreis is located in western Thuringia. As of the 2021 federal election, it comprises the independent city of Eisenach and the districts of Wartburgkreis and Unstrut-Hainich-Kreis.[1]

HistoryEdit

Eisenach – Wartburgkreis – Unstrut-Hainich-Kreis was created after German reunification in 1990, then known as Eisenach – Mühlhausen. In the 2002 election, it was named Eisenach – Wartburgkreis – Unstrut-Hainich-Kreis I. In the 2005 through 2013 elections, it was named Eisenach – Wartburgkreis – Unstrut-Hainich-Kreis II. It acquired its current name in the 2017 election. In the 1990 through 1998 elections, it was constituency 297 in the numbering system. In the 2002 and 2005 elections, it was number 191. Since the 2009 election, it has been number 190.

Originally, the constituency comprised the districts of Eisenach and Mühlhausen. In the 2002 election, it comprised the city of Eisenach, the district of Wartburgkreis, and the municipalities of Bad Langensalza, Heyerode, and Katharinenberg and the Verwaltungsgemeinschaften of Unstrut-Hainich and Vogtei from the Unstrut-Hainich-Kreis district. In the 2005 through 2013 elections, it gained of the municipalities of Menteroda and Weinbergen and the Verwaltungsgemeinschaften of Bad Tennstedt, Herbsleben, and Schlotheim from the Unstrut-Hainich-Kreis district. It acquired its current borders in the 2017 election.

Election No. Name Borders
1990 297 Eisenach – Mühlhausen
  • Eisenach district
  • Mühlhausen district
1994
1998
2002 191 Eisenach – Wartburgkreis – Unstrut-Hainich-Kreis I
2005 Eisenach – Wartburgkreis – Unstrut-Hainich-Kreis II
2009 190
2013
2017 Eisenach – Wartburgkreis – Unstrut-Hainich-Kreis
2021

MembersEdit

The constituency was first represented by Manfred Heise of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) from 1990 to 1998. Eckhard Ohl won it for the Social Democratic Party (SPD) in 1998 and served a single term. He was succeeded by fellow SPD member Ernst Kranz from 2002 to 2009. Christian Hirte was elected in 2009, and re-elected in 2013 and 2017. He was defeated in 2021 by Klaus Stöber of the Alternative for Germany (AfD).

Election Member Party %
1990 Manfred Heise CDU 50.6
1994 42.7
1998 Eckhard Ohl SPD 42.8
2002 Ernst Kranz SPD 42.6
2005 35.3
2009 Christian Hirte CDU 34.8
2013 43.3
2017 34.4
2021 Klaus Stöber AfD 24.8

Election resultsEdit

2021 electionEdit

Federal election (2021): Eisenach – Wartburgkreis – Unstrut-Hainich-Kreis[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 % ±%
AfD Klaus Stöber 38,166 24.8   3.6 37,737 24.5   2.2
SPD Tina Rudolph 36,729 23.8   8.6 38,363 24.9   10.5
CDU  N Christian Hirte 35,415 23.0   11.4 28,249 18.3   11.7
Left Martina Renner 17,216 11.2   4.3 15,872 10.3   5.4
FDP Leon Bender 8,869 5.8   0.7 13,258 8.6   1.4
FW Andreas Böhme 5,529 3.6   0.5 3,882 2.5   0.5
Green Justus Heuer 5,447 3.5   0.4 7,469 4.8   1.4
dieBasis Andreas Wolfschlag 3,007 2.0 2,563 1.7
Tierschutzpartei   2,226 1.4
PARTEI Stephan Hinze 2,502 1.6 1,649 1.1   0.1
NPD   624 0.4   1.5
Pirates   558 0.4   0.1
Menschliche Welt 380 0.2
Volt   339 0.2
ÖDP Peter Schneider 567 0.4 307 0.2   0.1
MLPD Lea Weinmann 431 0.3   0.2 298 0.2   0.0
Team Todenhöfer   227 0.1
Humanists   129 0.1
LKR Wladislaw Schel 130 0.1
V-Partei3   91 0.1   0.1
Informal votes 2,105 1,892
Total Valid votes 154,008 154,221
Turnout 156,113 73.5   0.2
AfD gain from CDU Majority 1,437 0.8

2017 electionEdit

Federal election (2017): Eisenach – Wartburgkreis – Unstrut-Hainich-Kreis[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 Christian Hirte 55,378 34.4   9.0 48,340 30.0   10.1
AfD Klaus Stöber 34,052 21.2 35,824 22.3   17.2
Left Sigrid Hupach 24,899 15.5   8.0 25,171 15.6   6.9
SPD Michael Klostermann 24,478 15.2   3.4 23,206 14.4   2.6
FDP Lars Christian Schröder 8,075 5.0   3.4 11,545 7.2   4.7
Green Andreas Hundertmark 5,066 3.1   0.1 5,596 3.5   0.6
FW Andreas Böhme 5,010 3.1   0.8 3,185 2.0   0.1
NPD Patrick Wieschke 3,193 2.0   2.4 3,019 1.9   1.9
PARTEI   1,857 1.2
BGE   620 0.4
Pirates   676 0.4   1.6
DM 608 0.4
ÖDP   563 0.3   0.2
MLPD Friedrich Christoph Hofmann 689 0.4 369 0.2   0.1
V-Partei³ 307 0.2
Informal votes 2,314 2,268
Total Valid votes 160,840 160,886
Turnout 163,154 73.3   6.2
CDU hold Majority 21,326 13.2   6.4

2013 electionEdit

Federal election (2013): Eisenach – Wartburgkreis – Unstrut-Hainich-Kreis II[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  Y Christian Hirte 55,220 43.3   8.5 51,442 40.2   7.6
Left Anja Müller 30,220 23.7   3.9 28,787 22.5   5.8
SPD Michael Klostermann 23,564 18.5   4.1 21,731 17.0   1.5
AfD   6,307 4.9
NPD Patrick Wieschke 5,969 4.7   0.9 5,144 4.0   0.5
Green Rüdiger Bender 4,129 3.2   0.6 5,121 4.0   1.0
Pirates Andreas Jacob 3,450 2.7 2,682 2.1   0.1
FW Andreas Böhme 3,113 2.4 2,509 2.0
FDP Fred Leise 1,927 1.5   4.9 3,123 2.4   6.8
ÖDP   616 0.5   0.1
REP   254 0.2   0.2
MLPD   199 0.2   0.1
Informal votes 2,312 1,989
Total Valid votes 127,592 127,915
Turnout 129,904 67.4   2.5
CDU hold Majority 25,000 19.6   12.4

2009 electionEdit

Federal election (2009): Eisenach – Wartburgkreis – Unstrut-Hainich-Kreis II[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 % ±%
CDU Christian Hirte 44,903 34.8   6.1 42,063 32.6   6.2
Left Anja Müller 35,666 27.6   5.2 36,508 28.3   3.5
SPD  N Ernst Kranz 29,106 22.6   12.7 23,845 18.5   12.8
FDP Daniel Rudloff 8,211 6.4   1.6 11,921 9.2   1.7
Green Richard Janus 4,921 3.8   0.9 6,451 5.0   0.7
NPD Patrick Wieschke 4,864 3.8   0.2 4,607 3.6   0.2
Pirates   2,516 1.9
Independent Klaus Lohfing-Blanke 1,075 0.7
ÖDP   489 0.4
REP   467 0.4   0.3
Independent Andreas Grube 317 0.2
MLPD   268 0.2   0.3
Informal votes 1,984 1,912
Total Valid votes 129,063 129,135
Turnout 131,047 65.0   10.1
CDU gain from SPD Majority 9,237 7.2

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Constituency Eisenach – Wartburgkreis – Unstrut-Hainich-Kreis". Federal Returning Officer.
  2. ^ "Results for Eisenach – Wartburgkreis – Unstrut-Hainich-Kreis". Federal Returning Officer.
  3. ^ Results for Eisenach – Wartburgkreis – Unstrut-Hainich-Kreis
  4. ^ Results for Eisenach – Wartburgkreis – Unstrut-Hainich-Kreis
  5. ^ Results for Eisenach – Wartburgkreis – Unstrut-Hainich-Kreis II
  6. ^ Results for Eisenach – Wartburgkreis – Unstrut-Hainich-Kreis II