Nord's 8th constituency

The 8th constituency of the Nord is a French legislative constituency in the Nord département.

8th constituency of the Nord
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French National Assembly
constituency
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Nord's 8th Constituency shown within Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Deputy
 Catherine Osson
REM
DepartmentNord
CantonsRoubaix-Centre, Roubaix-Est, Roubaix-Nord
Registered voters69,044

DescriptionEdit

Nord's 8th constituency covers three of the four (pre-2015) cantons of the city of Roubaix with only Roubaix Ouest within Nord's 7th constituency.

Despite electing a candidate from the centre right UDF as recently as 2002 the seat appeared to be safe for the left until 2017. Dominique Baert was expelled from the Socialist Party prior to the 2012 election and faced a Green Party (France) candidate backed by the Socialist Party. He was, however, comfortably re-elected with nearly 70% of the vote but on a very low turnout of only 41%.

Historic RepresentationEdit

Election Member Party
1958 André Diligent MRP
1962 Pierre Herman UNR
1967 Jean Delvainquière SFIO
1968 Pierre Herman UDR
1973 Léonce Clérambeaux PS
1978 Alain Faugaret PS
1986 Proportional representation - no election by constituency
1988 Gérard Vignoble UDF
1997 Dominique Baert PS
2002 Gérard Vignoble UDF
2007 Dominique Baert PS
2012 DVG
2017 Catherine Osson REM

Election resultsEdit

2017Edit

Candidate Label First round Second round
Votes % Votes %
Catherine Osson REM 6,369 28.86 11,703 62.95
Astrid Leplat FN 4,845 21.95 6,889 37.05
Paul Zilmia FI 4,334 19.64
Karim Amrouni DVG 1,709 7.74
Léonard Delcourt LR 1,691 7.66
Mehdi Massrour PS 1,074 4.87
Christian Carlier ECO 763 3.46
Sandrine Vanhoorde DLF 467 2.12
Françoise Delbarre EXG 354 1.60
Madgid Khiter DIV 213 0.97
Nadia Bourahla ECO 134 0.61
Rachid Rizoug DIV 100 0.45
Amine Baba Aïssa DIV 15 0.07
Luis Da Costa DIV 0 0.00
Votes 22,068 100.00 18,592 100.00
Valid votes 22,068 97.31 18,592 91.65
Blank votes 449 1.98 1,225 6.04
Null votes 160 0.71 468 2.31
Turnout 22,677 33.43 20,285 29.91
Abstentions 45,148 66.57 47,537 70.09
Registered voters 67,825 67,822
Source: Ministry of the Interior

2012Edit

Legislative Election 2012: Nord's 8th constituency
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
DVG Dominique Baert 10,965 36.46 N/A
EELV Slimane Tir 6,436 21.40 +18.79
FN Françoise Coolzaet 6,211 20.65 +12.09
UMP Salima Saa 3,960 13.17 -23.15
FG Eric Mouveaux 1,490 4.95 +2.89
Others N/A 1,012
Turnout 30,074 43.56 -5.25
2nd round result
DVG Dominique Baert 18,110 69.58 N/A
EELV Slimane Tir 7,919 30.42 N/A
Turnout 26,029 37.70 -11.23
DVG gain from PS

2007Edit

Legislative Election 2007: Nord's 8th constituency
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PS Dominique Baert 12,944 37.77 +3.32
UMP Salem Kacet 12,448 36.32 N/A
FN Sylvie Langlois 2,935 8.56 -6.93
MoDem Louisa Mokhtari 2,044 5.96 N/A
LV Zahia Rahni 894 2.61 -0.34
PCF Fatma Menouer 705 2.06 N/A
Others N/A 2,305
Turnout 35,131 48.81 -4.42
2nd round result
PS Dominique Baert 19,373 56.86 +7.04
UMP Salem Kacet 14,697 43.14 N/A
Turnout 35,216 48.93 -1.22
PS gain from UDF

2002Edit

Legislative Election 2002: Nord's 8th constituency
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
UDF Gerard Vignoble 12,607 35.46 +6.33
PS Dominique Baert 12,248 34.45 +9.77
FN Sylvie Langlois 5,505 15.49 -6.73
LV Slimane Tir 1,050 2.95 N/A
Others N/A 4,138
Turnout 36,225 53.23 -8.94
2nd round result
UDF Gerard Vignoble 16,542 50.18 +11.37
PS Dominique Baert 16,424 49.82 +6.25
Turnout 34,129 50.15 -16.91
UDF gain from PS

1997Edit

Legislative Election 1997: Nord's 8th constituency
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
UDF Gérard Vignoble 11,619 29.13
PS Dominique Baert 9,845 24.68
FN Carl Lang 8,863 22.22
PCF Françoise Thilliez 2,456 6.16
LO Marc Dubrul 1,430 3.59
DVD Jean-Paul Chahine 1,131 2.84
GE Fabienne Pertel 1,000 2.51
DVG Boualem Haddouche 889 2.23
LCR Patrick Mortal 820 2.06
Others N/A 1,833
Turnout 41,597 62.17
2nd round result
PS Dominique Baert 19,048 43.57
UDF Gérard Vignoble 16,970 38.81
FN Carl Lang 7,704 17.62
Turnout 44,866 67.06
PS gain from UDF

SourcesEdit

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