List of Parliamentary constituencies in Herefordshire and Worcestershire

There are 8 Parliamentary constituencies in the ceremonial counties of Herefordshire and Worcestershire. From 1974 to 1998 the two counties were administratively and ceremonially one, called Hereford and Worcester, and the constituencies crossed the traditional county boundaries. This continued to be the case up to and including the 2005 general election, but since the 2010 general election two constituencies fall entirely within Herefordshire and six within Worcestershire. There are 2 Borough constituencies and 6 County constituencies.

ConstituenciesEdit

  Conservative   Labour   Liberal Democrat ¤

(part) signifies that only part of a ward is located in the constituency.

Name[nb 1] Electorate[1] Majority[nb 2] Member of Parliament Nearest opposition Electoral wards[2][3] Map
Bromsgrove CC 75,079 23,106   Sajid Javid   Rory Shannon ‡
Hereford and South Herefordshire CC 72,085 19,686 Jesse Norman Anna-Maria Coda ‡
North Herefordshire CC 70,252 24,856 Bill Wiggin Philip Howells ¤
Mid Worcestershire CC 78,221 28,018 Nigel Huddleston Helen Russell ‡
Redditch BC 65,391 16,036 Rachel Maclean Rebecca Jenkins ‡
West Worcestershire CC 76,267 24,499 Harriett Baldwin Beverley Nielsen ¤
Worcester BC 73,475 6,758 Robin Walker Lynn Denham ‡
Wyre Forest CC 78,079 21,413 Mark Garnier Robin Lunn ‡

Boundary change for the 2010 electionEdit

Name Pre-2010 boundaries Current boundaries

Wholly or mainly in Herefordshire

  1. Hereford CC
  2. Leominster CC

Wholly in Worcestershire

  1. Bromsgrove CC
  2. Mid Worcestershire CC
  3. Redditch BC
  4. West Worcestershire CC
  5. Worcester BC
  6. Wyre Forest CC

Changes proposed for 2024Edit

As part of the Sixth Periodic Review of Westminster constituencies the Boundary Commission for England published in 2018 the following constituencies.[4]

ResultsEdit

1997 2001 2005
     
2010 2015 2017 2019
               

TimelineEdit

Green represents former constituencies, pink is for current ones.

WorcestershireEdit

Constituency 1295-1554 1554-1604 1604-1605 1605-1832 1832-1885 1885-1918 1918-1950 1950-1974 1974-1983 1983-1997 1997-present
Bewdley 1605-1950
Bromsgrove 1950-1974 1983-present
Bromsgrove and Redditch 1974-1983
Droitwich 1554-1918
Dudley 1832-1974
East Worcestershire 1832-1918
Evesham 1604-1950
Kidderminster 1832-1983
Mid Worcestershire 1983-present
North Worcestershire 1885-1918
Oldbury and Halesowen 1950-1974
Redditch 1983-present
South Worcestershire 1950-1997
Stourbridge 1918-1974 In West Midlands
West Worcestershire 1832-1885 1997-present
Worcester 1295-present
Worcestershire 1295-1832
Wyre Forest 1983-present

HerefordshireEdit

Constituency 1295-1628 1628-1832 1832-1885 1885-1918 1918-2010 2010-present
Hereford 1295-2010
Hereford and South Herefordshire 2010-present
Herefordshire 1295-1832
Leominster 1295-2010
North Herefordshire 2010-present
Ross 1885-1918
Weobley 1628-1832

Historical representation by partyEdit

A cell marked → (with a different colour background to the preceding cell) indicates that the previous MP continued to sit under a new party name.

1885 to 1918Edit

  Conservative   Liberal   Liberal Unionist

Constituency 1885 1886 92 1892 93 95 1895 1900 03 1906 08 Jan 1910 Dec 1910 12 14 16 18
Hereford J. Pulley Bailey Grenfell Cooke Arkwright Hewins
Leominster Duckham Rankin Lamb Rankin Wright
Ross Biddulph Clive Gardner Clive C. Pulley
Bewdley Lechmere A. Baldwin S. Baldwin
Droitwich Corbett Martin Harmsworth Lyttelton Whiteley
Dudley Sheridan Robinson Hooper Griffith-Boscawen
Evesham Temple Lechmere Long Eyres-Monsell
Kidderminster Brinton Godson Barnard Knight
Worcester Allsopp Williamson Goulding
Worcestershire East Hastings Chamberlain Harris
Worcestershire North Hingley Wilson

1918 to 1950Edit

  Conservative   Independent   Labour   Liberal

Constituency 1918 21 1922 1923 1924 27 1929 31 1931 1935 37 41 1945
Hereford Pulley Roberts Owen Thomas
Leominster Ward-Jackson Shepperson A. E. Baldwin
Bewdley S. Baldwin Conant
Dudley Griffith-Boscawen J. Wilson Lloyd O. Baldwin Joel Lloyd Wigg
Evesham Eyres-Monsell de la Bere
Kidderminster Knight Wardlaw-Milne Tolley
Stourbridge J. W. Wilson Pielou Wellock Morgan Moyle
Worcester Goulding Fairbairn Greene Ward

1950 to 1983Edit

  Conservative   Labour

Constituency 1950 1951 1955 56 1959 61 1964 1966 68 1970 71 Feb 1974 Oct 1974 1979
Hereford Thomas Gibson-Watt Shepherd
Leominster Baldwin Bossom Temple-Morris
Bromsgrove / Bromsgrove and Redditch (1974) Higgs Dance Davis Miller
Dudley / Dudley East (1974) Wigg Williams Gilbert
Kidderminster Nabarro Brinton Bulmer
Oldbury and Halesowen / Halesowen and Stourbridge (1974) Moyle Horner Stokes
Rowley Regis and Tipton / Warley West Henderson Archer
Worcester Ward Walker
Worcestershire South de la Bere Agnew Nabarro Spicer
Dudley West Phipps Blackburn
Warley East Faulds

1983 to presentEdit

  Conservative   Health Concern   Independent Conservative   Labour   Liberal Democrats

Constituency 1983 1987 1992 1997 97 98 2001 2005 2010 2015 2017 2019
Hereford / Hereford and South Herefordshire (2010) Shepherd Keetch Norman
Leominster / North Herefordshire (2010) Temple-Morris Wiggin
Bromsgrove Miller Thomason Kirkbride Javid
Mid Worcestershire Forth Luff Huddleston
South Worcestershire / West Worcestershire (1997) Spicer Baldwin
Worcester P. Walker Luff Foster R. Walker
Wyre Forest Bulmer Coombs Lock Taylor Garnier
Redditch Smith Lumley Maclean

See alsoEdit

FootnotesEdit

  1. ^ BC denotes borough constituency, CC denotes county constituency.
  2. ^ The majority is the number of votes the winning candidate receives more than their nearest rival.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2015 Electorates".
  2. ^ "The Parliamentary Constituencies (England) Order 2007". Office of Public Sector Information. Crown copyright. 13 June 2007. Retrieved 7 November 2009.
  3. ^ Boundary Commission for England pp. 1004–1007
  4. ^ "Final Recommendations Volume 1" (PDF). Boundary Commission for England.