Zwickau (electoral district)

Zwickau 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 165. It is located in southwestern Saxony, comprising most of the Zwickau district.[1]

165 Zwickau
electoral district
for the Bundestag
Bundestagswahlkreis 165-2013.svg
Zwickau in 2013
StateSaxony
Population243,000 (2019)
Electorate197,831 (2021)
Major settlementsZwickau
Glauchau
Werdau
Area755.1 km2
Current electoral district
Created1990
PartyAfD
MemberMatthias Moosdorf
Elected2021

Zwickau was created for the inaugural 1990 federal election after German reunification. Since 2021, it has been represented by Matthias Moosdorf of the Alternative for Germany (AfD).[2]

GeographyEdit

Zwickau is located in southwestern Saxony. As of the 2021 federal election, it comprises the entirety of the Zwickau district excluding the municipalities of Callenberg, Gersdorf, Hohenstein-Ernstthal, and Oberlungwitz and the Verwaltungsgemeinschaften of Limbach-Oberfrohna and Rund um den Auersberg.[1]

HistoryEdit

Zwickau was created after German reunification in 1990, then known as Zwickau – Werdau. In the 2002 and 2005 elections, it was named Zwickauer Land – Zwickau. It acquired its current name in the 2009 election. In the 1990 through 1998 elections, it was constituency 327 in the numbering system. In the 2002 and 2005 elections, it was number 167. In the 2009 election, it was number 166. Since 2013, it has been number 165.

Originally, the constituency comprised the independent city of Zwickau, the Landkreis Zwickau district, and the Werdau district. In the 2002 and 2005 elections, it comprised the independent city of Zwickau and the Zwickauer Land district. It acquired its current borders in the 2009 election.

Election No. Name Borders
1990 327 Zwickau – Werdau
  • Zwickau city
  • Landkreis Zwickau district
  • Werdau district
1994
1998
2002 167 Zwickauer Land – Zwickau
2005
2009 166 Zwickau
2013 165
2017
2021

MembersEdit

The constituency was first represented by Michael Luther of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) from 1990 to 2013. He was succeeded by Carsten Körber in 2013. Michael Moosdorf won the constituency for the Alternative for Germany (AfD) in 2021.

Election Member Party %
1990 Michael Luther CDU 52.2
1994 49.5
1998 34.5
2002 39.4
2005 34.6
2009 38.8
2013 Carsten Körber CDU 44.6
2017 33.7
2021 Matthias Moosdorf AfD 25.6

Election resultsEdit

2021 electionEdit

Federal election (2021): Zwickau[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 Matthias Moosdorf 37,135 25.6 36,601 25.1   1.0
CDU  N Carsten Körber 30,798 21.2   12.5 27,024 18.6   11.7
SPD Gundula Schubert 24,094 16.6   3.9 30,718 21.1   10.3
Left Sabine Zimmermann 22,583 15.5   10.2 13,629 9.4   7.2
FDP Nico Tippelt 13,991 9.6   3.7 15,431 10.6   3.0
FW Christiane Drechsel 6,105 4.2 4,004 2.8   1.6
Green Wolfgang Wetzel 5,988 4.1   0.4 7,134 4.9   2.0
Tierschutzpartei   3,093 2.1   0.7
dieBasis Christoph Heinritz‑Bechtel 3,975 2.7 2,720 1.9
PARTEI   1,483 1.0   0.1
Bündnis C   679 0.5
Gesundheitsforschung   579 0.4
Pirates   463 0.3   0.0
The III. Path   418 0.3
NPD   400 0.3   0.6
ÖDP Daniel Micklisch 474 0.3 310 0.2   0.0
Team Todenhöfer   244 0.2
Volt   191 0.1
Independent Thomas Krajak 145 0.1
Humanists   133 0.1
V-Partei3   104 0.1   0.1
DKP   96 0.1
MLPD   92 0.1   0.1
Informal votes 1,854 1,596
Total Valid votes 145,288 145,546
Turnout 147,142 74.4   1.7
AfD gain from CDU Majority 6,337 4.4

2017 electionEdit

Federal election (2017): Zwickau[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 Carsten Körber 48,347 33.7   10.8 45,106 30.3   14.1
AfD   38,964 26.2   20.1
Left Sabine Zimmermann 36,881 25.7   1.1 24,665 16.6   4.7
FDP Jürgen Martens 19,181 13.4   10.6 11,253 7.6   4.9
SPD Mario Pecher 18,219 12.7   3.1 16,131 10.8   4.0
Independent Heiko Richter 12,622 8.8
Green Wolfgang Wetzel[a] 6,513 4.5   1.6 4,327 2.9   0.3
Tierschutzpartei   2,162 1.5
FW   1,674 1.1   0.7
Independent Helmut Zagermann 1,617 1.1
PARTEI   1,408 0.9
NPD   1,302 0.9   2.3
Pirates   463 0.3   1.5
BGE   326 0.2
ÖDP   299 0.2
DiB 230 0.2
V-Partei³ 212 0.1
MLPD   202 0.1   0.0
BüSo 105 0.1   0.2
Informal votes 7,570 2,121
Total Valid votes 143,380 148,829
Turnout 150,950 72.7   4.6
CDU hold Majority 11,466 8.0   12.0

2013 electionEdit

Federal election (2013): Zwickau[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 Carsten Körber 64,857 44.6   5.7 64,872 44.4   8.5
Left Sabine Zimmermann 35,847 24.6   3.5 31,061 21.3   6.4
SPD Andreas Weigel 23,033 15.8   1.3 21,686 14.8   0.0
AfD   8,878 6.1
NPD Patrick Gentsch 5,918 4.1   0.3 4,664 3.2   0.5
Green Lars Dörner 4,334 3.0   0.6 4,653 3.2   1.3
FDP Nico Tippelt 3,996 2.7   6.4 3,924 2.7   9.4
FW Ingo Göschel 3,823 2.6 2,690 1.8
Pirates Edgar Tristan Drechsel 2,744 1.9 2,589 1.8
PRO 478 0.3
BüSo Kai-Uwe Ducke 1,030 0.7   0.0 384 0.3   0.4
MLPD   175 0.1   0.1
Informal votes 2,723 2,251
Total Valid votes 145,582 146,054
Turnout 148,305 68.1   4.7
CDU hold Majority 29,010 20.0   9.3

2009 electionEdit

Federal election (2009): Zwickau[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  Y Michael Luther 55,605 38.8   4.3 51,459 35.9   6.6
Left Sabine Zimmermann 40,265 28.1   2.5 39,659 27.7   2.5
SPD Andreas Weigel 20,864 14.6   11.2 21,336 14.9   10.9
FDP André Hubatschek 13,097 9.1   3.6 17,402 12.1   2.9
Green Martin Böttger 6,491 4.5   2.1 6,418 4.5   1.0
NPD Patrick Gentsch 5,394 3.8   0.1 5,268 3.7   0.1
BüSo Kai-Uwe Ducke 995 0.7   0.0 1,011 0.7   0.2
Independent Klaus-Dieter Kramer 520 0.4
REP   517 0.4   0.3
MLPD   316 0.2   0.1
Informal votes 2,383 2,228
Total Valid votes 143,231 143,386
Turnout 145,614 63.4   11.5
CDU hold Majority 15,340 10.7   2.0

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Wetzel entered the Bundestag on the Greens list after the resignation of Stephan Kühn in October 2020.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Constituency Zwickau". Federal Returning Officer.
  2. ^ "Results for Zwickau". Federal Returning Officer.
  3. ^ Results for Zwickau
  4. ^ Results for Zwickau
  5. ^ Results for Zwickau
  6. ^ Results for Zwickau