Lahn-Dill

Lahn-Dill 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 172. It is located in western Hesse, comprising the Lahn-Dill-Kreis district and a small part of the Gießen district.[1]

172 Lahn-Dill
electoral district
for the Bundestag
Bundestagswahlkreis 172-2013.svg
Lahn-Dill in 2013
StateHesse
Population275,400 (2015)
Electorate208,744 (2017)
Major settlementsWetzlar
Dillenburg
Herborn
Area1,153.4 km2
Current electoral district
Created1949
PartyCDU
MemberHans-Jürgen Irmer
Elected2017

Lahn-Dill was created for the inaugural 1949 federal election. Since 2017, it has been represented by Hans-Jürgen Irmer of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU).[2]

GeographyEdit

Lahn-Dill is located in western Hesse. As of the 2021 federal election, it comprises the Lahn-Dill-Kreis district and the municipalities of Biebertal and Wettenberg from the Gießen district.[1]

HistoryEdit

Lahn-Dill was created in 1949, then known as Wetzlar. It acquired its current name in the 1980 election. In the 1949 election, it was Hesse constituency 7 in the numbering system. In the 1953 through 1976 elections, it was number 132. From 1980 through 1998, it was number 130. In 2002 and 2005, it was number 174. In the 2009 election, it was number 173. Since 2013, it has been number 172.

Originally, the constituency comprised the districts of Wetzlar and Dillkreis. In the 1980 through 1998 elections, it comprised the Lahn-Dill-Kreis district as well as, from the Gießen district, the municipalities of Biebertal and Wettenberg and the Stadtteil of Lützellinden from Gießen municipality. In the 2002 election, it lost the Stadtteil of Lützellinden.

Election No. Name Borders
1949 7 Wetzlar
  • Wetzlar district
  • Dillkreis district
1953 132
1957
1961
1965
1969
1972
1976
1980 130 Lahn-Dill
1983
1987
1990
1994
1998
2002 174
2005
2009 173
2013 172
2017
2021

MembersEdit

The constituency was first represented by Karl Gaul of the Free Democratic Party (FDP) from 1949 to 1953. Wilhelm Reitz of the Social Democratic Party (SPD) was elected in 1953 and served until 1969. He was succeeded by fellow SPD members Helmut Kater until 1976 and Klaus Daubertshäuser until 1983. Christian Lenzer of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) was elected in 1983, but former member Daubertshäuser regained the constituency in 1987 and served a further two terms. He was succeeded by fellow party member Erika Lotz in 1994, who served until 2002. Helga Lopez of the SPD served from 2005 to 2009, when Sibylle Pfeiffer of the CDU won the constituency. Hans-Jürgen Irmer of the CDU was elected in 2017.

Election Member Party %
1949 Karl Gaul FDP 29.8
1953 Wilhelm Reitz SPD 30.6
1957 37.8
1961 45.2
1965 47.8
1969 Helmut Kater SPD 49.9
1972 55.0
1976 Klaus Daubertshäuser SPD 47.2
1980 51.5
1983 Christian Lenzer CDU 47.3
1987 Klaus Daubertshäuser SPD 47.3
1990 45.6
1994 Erika Lotz SPD 44.8
1998 48.5
2002 46.9
2005 Helga Lopez SPD 42.2
2009 Sibylle Pfeiffer CDU 41.6
2013 48.1
2017 Hans-Jürgen Irmer CDU 38.3

Election resultsEdit

2017 electionEdit

Federal election (2017): Lahn-Dill[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 % ±%
CDU Hans-Jürgen Irmer 58,417 38.3   9.8 51,125 33.5   8.3
SPD Dagmar Schmidt 45,375 29.7   4.7 37,794 24.7   5.6
AfD Willi Wagner 17,874 11.7 20,931 13.7   7.9
FDP Carsten Seelmeyer 9,590 6.3   4.2 14,821 9.7   5.3
Green Thorben Sämann 8,909 5.8   0.2 10,768 7.0   0.4
Left Tamina Veit 7,116 4.7   0.0 10,210 6.7   1.5
PARTEI Dominic Harapat 2,024 1.3 1,429 0.9   0.5
FW Engin Eroglu 1,789 1.2 1,564 1.0   0.2
Tierschutzpartei   1,437 0.9
NPD Thomas Hantusch 773 0.5   1.5 897 0.6   1.0
Independent Hans-Odo Sattler 687 0.5
Pirates   534 0.3   1.4
DM 399 0.3
ÖDP   361 0.2
BGE   234 0.2
V-Partei³ 173 0.1
DKP   53 0.0
MLPD   40 0.0   0.0
BüSo 31 0.0   0.0
Informal votes 2,448 2,201
Total Valid votes 152,554 152,801
Turnout 155,002 74.3   4.6
CDU hold Majority 13,042 8.6   5.0

2013 electionEdit

Federal election (2013): Lahn-Dill[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 Sibylle Pfeiffer 68,666 48.1   6.5 59,760 41.8   7.1
SPD Dagmar Schmidt 49,213 34.5   1.4 43,406 30.3   2.5
Green Priska Hinz 8,647 6.1   1.6 10,600 7.4   1.8
AfD   8,315 5.8
Left Hans-Horst Knies 6,603 4.6   2.2 7,433 5.2   3.2
Pirates Horst Weintraut 3,265 2.3 2,533 1.8   0.3
FDP Wolfgang Berns 3,033 2.1   6.8 6,323 4.4   10.1
NPD Thomas Hantusch 2,867 2.0   0.0 2,253 1.6   0.0
FW   1,250 0.9
PARTEI   566 0.4
Independent Andreas Rentzos 541 0.4
REP   288 0.2   0.3
PRO 213 0.1
BüSo 63 0.0   0.1
PSG   63 0.0
MLPD   37 0.0   0.0
Informal votes 4,108 3,840
Total Valid votes 142,835 143,103
Turnout 146,943 69.7   0.1
CDU hold Majority 19,453 13.6   5.1

2009 electionEdit

Federal election (2009): Lahn-Dill[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 Sibylle Pfeiffer 60,214 41.6   1.0 50,391 34.7   0.2
SPD Dagmar Schmidt 47,897 33.1   9.1 40,485 27.9   9.4
FDP Wolfgang Berns 12,968 9.0   4.4 21,137 14.6   3.8
Green Priska Hinz 11,032 7.6   3.2 13,382 9.2   1.7
Left Nerman Göktas 9,815 6.8   2.1 12,133 8.4   2.6
Pirates   2,972 2.0
NPD Thorsten Groß 2,922 2.0   0.3 2,236 1.5   0.4
Tierschutzpartei   1,431 1.0   0.2
REP   741 0.5   0.4
BüSo 147 0.1   0.0
DVU   127 0.1
MLPD   40 0.0   0.0
Informal votes 3,104 2,730
Total Valid votes 144,848 145,222
Turnout 147,952 69.6   6.1
CDU gain from SPD Majority 12,317 8.5

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Constituency Lahn-Dill". Federal Returning Officer.
  2. ^ "Results for Lahn-Dill". Federal Returning Officer.
  3. ^ Results for Lahn-Dill
  4. ^ Results for Lahn-Dill
  5. ^ Results for Lahn-Dill