Nord's 10th constituency

Nord's tenth constituency is a French legislative constituency in the Nord département (in the far North of France). It is one of twenty-one in that département, and covers two cantons (Tourcoing-Nord, and Tourcoing-Nord-Est), which together constitute part of the town of Tourcoing. (The southern part of the town of Tourcoing is part of Nord's 9th constituency.)

10th constituency of the North
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French National Assembly
constituency
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Nord's 10th Constituency shown within Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Deputy
 Vincent Ledoux
LR
DepartmentNord
CantonsTourcoing-Nord, Tourcoing-Nord-Est
Registered voters80,361

DeputiesEdit

Election Member[1] Party
1986 Proportional representation - no election by constituency
1988 Jean-Pierre Balduyck PS
1993 Christian Vanneste RPR
1997 Jean-Pierre Balduyck PS
2002 Christian Vanneste UMP
2007 CNIP
2012 Gérald Darmanin UMP
2016 Vincent Ledoux LR

Election resultsEdit

2017Edit

Candidate Label First round Second round
Votes % Votes %
Vincent Ledoux LR 8,385 26.93 13,168 55.93
Sophie Taïeb REM 8,335 26.77 10,374 44.07
Virginie Rosez FN 5,734 18.41
Adélie Cormont FI 3,886 12.48
Yasmina Chigri PS 1,581 5.08
Olivier Descamps ECO 1,064 3.42
Jocelyne Lefebvre PCF 487 1.56
Frédéric Debruyne DLF 444 1.43
Christian Baeckeroot EXD 428 1.37
Christophe Charlon EXG 294 0.94
Oueb Leuchi ECO 230 0.74
Olivier Durnez DIV 163 0.52
Bernard Dujardin DVD 77 0.25
Léa Deturche DIV 31 0.10
Votes 31,139 100.00 23,542 100.00
Valid votes 31,139 98.00 23,542 88.89
Blank votes 443 1.39 1,989 7.51
Null votes 191 0.60 952 3.59
Turnout 31,773 38.74 26,483 32.29
Abstentions 50,235 61.26 55,525 67.71
Registered voters 82,008 82,008
Source: Ministry of the Interior

2012Edit

Following repeated homophobic statements by incumbent MP Christian Vanneste, the Union for a Popular Movement once more withdrew its endorsement of him (as it had done in 2007), but this time (unlike 2007) stood a candidate against him. Vanneste stood as the candidate of the Rally for France, a minor party of which he was the president since March 2012.[2][3][4]

Vanneste was eliminated in the first round of the vote, finishing fourth with 13.18%. The Socialist and UMP candidates were qualified for the runoff, receiving respectively 30.69% and 25.06% of the vote.[5]


Legislative Election 2012: Nord's 10th constituency
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PS Zina Dahmani 11,550 30.77
UMP Gérald Darmanin 9,355 24.93
FN Jean Richard Sulzer 6,780 18.06
RPF Christian Vanneste 4,922 13.11
FG Dominique De Clercq Danel 1,651 4.40
MoDem Frédéric Lefebvre 947 2.52
EELV Bernard Despierre 908 2.42
Others N/A 1,419
Turnout 37,532 46.70
2nd round result
UMP Gérald Darmanin 19,585 54.88
PS Zina Dahmani 16,100 45.12
Turnout 35,685 44.41
UMP gain from CNIP

2007Edit

Christian Vanneste, the incumbent MP for the Union for a Popular Movement, lost the endorsement of his party after making repeated homophobic remarks. He had said in particular that homosexuality was an "acquired habit" which could be lost through "reeducation"; that homosexuality was "sectarian", inherently "narcissistic" and a "threat to the survival of humanity"; and that all homosexuals were "heterophobic" Such comments are rare in France, and drew widespread condemnation. The UMP did not allow him to stand as its candidate, but it did not stand a candidate against him. Vanneste stood as the candidate of the National Centre of Independents and Peasants, an associate party of the UMP. After his successful reelection, he was fully reintegrated into the UMP, and sat as one of its members in Parliament.[3][6]


Legislative Election 2007: Nord's 10th constituency[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
CNIP Christian Vanneste 18,058 46.26
PS Najat Azmy 8,235 21.10
MoDem Marie-Paule Heible 3,560 9.12
FN Christian Baeckeroot 3,199 8.19
PCF Alain Lambre 1,424 3.65
LV Bernard Despierre 1,354 3.47
EXG Yann Merlevede 1,103 2.83
Others N/A 2,103
Turnout 40,044 51.07
2nd round result
CNIP Christian Vanneste 21,720 58.56
PS Najat Azmy 15,367 41.44
Turnout 38,949 49.67
CNIP gain from UMP

2002Edit

Legislative Election 2002: Nord's 10th constituency[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
UMP Christian Vanneste 13,503 32.38
PS Jean-Pierre Balduyck 13,368 32.06
FN Christian Baeckeroot 8,217 19.70
UDF Catherine Bacon 2,837 6.80
Others N/A 3,777
Turnout 42,462 57.56
2nd round result
UMP Christian Vanneste 21,806 56.41
PS Jean-Pierre Balduyck 16,852 43.59
Turnout 40,215 54.29
UMP gain from PS

1997Edit

Legislative Election 1997: Nord's 10th constituency
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PS Jean-Pierre Balduyck 13,532 29.61
RPR Christian Vanneste 12,194 26.68
FN Christian Baeckeroot 11,496 25.15
PCF Dominique de Clercq Danel 2,750 6.02
LO Bruno Vargiu 1,380 3.02
GE Patrick Beusaert 1,260 2.76
DVD Patrice Desrumaux 1,061 2.32
ECO Colette Hagard 946 2.07
Others N/A 1,086
Turnout 47,791 67.45
2nd round result
PS Jean-Pierre Balduyck 20,991 42.55
RPR Christian Vanneste 18,733 37.97
FN Christian Baeckeroot 9,610 19.48
Turnout 50,893 71.83
PS gain from RPR

ReferencesEdit

SourcesEdit

  • Official results of French elections from 1998: "Résultats électoraux officiels en France" (in French).