Gotha – Ilm-Kreis

Gotha – Ilm-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 192. It is located in west-central Thuringia, comprising the districts of Gotha and Ilm-Kreis.[1]

192 Gotha – Ilm-Kreis
electoral district
for the Bundestag
Bundestagswahlkreis 192-2017.svg
Gotha – Ilm-Kreis in 2017
StateThuringia
Population241,200 (2019)
Electorate190,519 (2021)
Major settlementsGotha
Ilmenau
Arnstadt
Area1,741.2 km2
Current electoral district
Created1990
PartyAfD
MemberMarcus Bühl
Elected2021

Gotha – Ilm-Kreis was created for the inaugural 1990 federal election after German reunification. Since 2021, it has been represented by Marcus Bühl of the Alternative for Germany (AfD).[2]

GeographyEdit

Gotha – Ilm-Kreis is located in west-central Thuringia. As of the 2021 federal election, it comprises the districts of Gotha and Ilm-Kreis.[1]

HistoryEdit

Gotha – Ilm-Kreis was created after German reunification in 1990, then known as Gotha – Arnstadt. It acquired its current name in the 2002 election. In the 1990 through 1998 elections, it was constituency 299 in the numbering system. In the 2002 and 2005 elections, it was number 193. Since the 2009 election, it has been number 192.

Originally, the constituency comprised the districts of Gotha and Arnstadt. It acquired its current borders in the 2002 election.

Election No. Name Borders
1990 299 Gotha – Arnstadt
  • Gotha district
  • Arnstadt district
1994
1998
2002 193 Gotha – Ilm-Kreis
2005
2009 192
2013
2017
2021

MembersEdit

The constituency was first represented by Gerhard Päselt of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) from 1990 to 1998. Gerhard Neumann won it for the Social Democratic Party (SPD) in 1998 and served a single term. He was succeeded by fellow SPD member Petra Heß from 2002 to 2009. Tankred Schipanski of the CDU was elected in 2009, and re-elected in 2013 and 2017. Marcus Bühl won the constituency for the Alternative for Germany (AfD) in 2021.

Election Member Party %
1990 Gerhard Päselt CDU 46.7
1994 43.1
1998 Gerhard Neumann SPD 40.1
2002 Petra Heß SPD 41.8
2005 37.2
2009 Tankred Schipanski CDU 29.1
2013 38.3
2017 29.0
2021 Marcus Bühl AfD 26.5

Election resultsEdit

2021 electionEdit

Federal election (2021): Gotha – Ilm-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 Marcus Bühl 37,249 26.5   2.6 36,522 26.0   1.9
SPD Michael Müller 33,085 23.5   4.9 33,437 23.8   9.8
CDU  N Tankred Schipanski 25,918 18.4   10.5 21,820 15.5   12.3
Left Cornelia Wanderer 15,579 11.1   4.5 15,454 11.0   4.7
FDP Martin Mölders 9,494 6.8   0.7 12,126 8.6   0.9
Green Stephan Ostermann 6,498 4.6   1.3 8,100 5.8   2.0
FW Sylke Mönch 5,622 4.0   0.4 3,810 2.7   0.9
PARTEI Frank-Peter Prüger 2,783 2.0 1,791 1.3   0.5
dieBasis Sven-Jarno Bien 2,435 1.7 2,351 1.7
Tierschutzpartei   2,168 1.5
Graue Panther André Pfannschmidt 961 0.7
Pirates   759 0.5   0.0
THP Timo Pradel 549 0.4
Volt   468 0.3
NPD   437 0.3   0.9
Menschliche Welt 405 0.3
Team Todenhöfer   297 0.2
MLPD Louisa von Freytag-Löringhoff 411 0.3 235 0.2   0.0
Humanists   173 0.1
ÖDP   162 0.1   0.3
V-Partei3   133 0.1   0.1
Informal votes 1,982 1,918
Total Valid votes 140,584 140,648
Turnout 142,566 74.8   0.2
AfD gain from CDU Majority 4,164 3.0

2017 electionEdit

Federal election (2017): Gotha – Ilm-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 Tankred Schipanski 42,221 29.0   8.3 40,576 27.8   10.4
AfD Carsten Günther 34,798 23.9   18.1 35,091 24.1   16.6
SPD Petra Heß 27,120 18.6   6.3 20,391 14.0   3.1
Left Anke Hofmann-Domke 22,674 15.6   4.6 22,920 15.7   6.4
FDP Martin Mölders 8,775 6.0   4.7 11,218 7.7   5.3
FW Wolfgang Sturm 5,198 3.6   2.1 2,691 1.8   0.3
Green Matthias Schlegel 4,809 3.3   0.3 5,411 3.7   0.9
PARTEI   2,654 1.8
NPD   1,824 1.3   1.9
DM 829 0.6
Pirates   733 0.5   2.1
ÖDP   541 0.4   0.2
BGE   459 0.3
V-Partei³ 347 0.2
MLPD   193 0.1   0.0
Informal votes 2,470 2,187
Total Valid votes 145,595 145,878
Turnout 148,065 74.7   5.9
CDU hold Majority 7,423 5.1   7.2

2013 electionEdit

Federal election (2013): Gotha – Ilm-Kreis[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 Tankred Schipanski 51,861 37.3   8.2 53,196 38.2   7.5
SPD Petra Heß 34,726 25.0   1.9 23,815 17.1   2.5
Left Martina Renner 28,015 20.1   5.9 30,758 22.1   5.6
AfD Jens Dietrich 8,063 5.8 10,309 7.4
NPD Sebastian Reiche 4,689 3.4   0.6 4,416 3.2   0.4
Green Steffen Fuchs 4,117 3.0   2.4 6,414 4.6   0.9
Pirates Andreas Kaßbohm 3,656 2.6 3,566 2.6   0.3
FW Annette Garcia 2,067 1.5 2.079 1.5
FDP Torsten Köhler-Hohlfeld 1,879 1.4   5.9 3,280 2.4   6.6
ÖDP   734 0.5   0.2
REP   343 0.2   0.1
MLPD   182 0.1   0.0
Informal votes 2,388 2,369
Total Valid votes 139,073 139,092
Turnout 141,461 68.7   3.5
CDU hold Majority 17,135 12.3   10.1

2009 electionEdit

Federal election (2009): Gotha – Ilm-Kreis[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 Tankred Schipanski 40,063 29.1   0.0 42,479 30.8   4.3
SPD  N Petra Heß 37,032 26.9   10.3 27,092 19.6   11.2
Left Cornelia Hirsch 35,942 26.1   4.7 38,257 27.7   3.0
FDP Anja Kolbe 10,056 7.3   2.6 12,393 9.0   1.4
Green Katrin Göring-Eckardt 7,391 5.4   2.8 7,608 5.5   1.1
NPD Sebastian Reiche 5,475 4.0   0.4 4,924 3.6   0.3
Pirates   3,992 2.9
Independent Stephan Beyer 1,176 0.9
Independent Silke Möller 672 0.5
REP   513 0.4   0.3
ÖDP   499 0.4
MLPD   191 0.1   0.3
Informal votes 2,112 1,971
Total Valid votes 137,807 137,948
Turnout 139,919 65.2   10.6
CDU gain from SPD Majority 3,031 2.2

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Constituency Gotha – Ilm-Kreis". Federal Returning Officer.
  2. ^ "Results for Gotha – Ilm-Kreis". Federal Returning Officer.
  3. ^ Results for Gotha – Ilm-Kreis
  4. ^ Results for Gotha – Ilm-Kreis
  5. ^ Results for Gotha – Ilm-Kreis
  6. ^ Results for Gotha – Ilm-Kreis