Leominster (UK Parliament constituency)

Leominster was a parliamentary constituency represented until 1707 in the House of Commons of England, then until 1801 in that of Great Britain, and finally until 2010, when it disappeared in boundary changes, in the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

Leominster
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
Boundary of Leominster in Herefordshire for the 2005 general election
Location of Herefordshire within England
CountyHerefordshire
18852010
Number of membersOne
Replaced byNorth Herefordshire
Created fromHerefordshire and Leominster
1295–1885
Number of members1295–1868: Two
1868–1885: One
Type of constituencyBorough constituency
Replaced byLeominster

From 1295 to 1885, Leominster was a parliamentary borough which until 1868 elected two Members of Parliament by the bloc vote system of election. Under the Reform Act 1867 its representation was reduced to one Member, elected by the first past the post system. The parliamentary borough was abolished under the Redistribution of Seats Act 1885, and the name was transferred to a new county constituency.


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