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.

Constituencies


  Conservative   Labour   Liberal Democrat ¤

Name[nb 1] Electorate[1] Majority[2][nb 2] Member of Parliament[2] Nearest opposition[2] Map
Bromsgrove CC 75,078 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 78,220 28,018 Nigel Huddleston Helen Russell ‡
Redditch BC 65,391 16,036 Rachel Maclean Rebecca Jenkins ‡
West Worcestershire CC 76,241 24,499 Harriett Baldwin Beverley Nielsen ¤
Worcester BC 73,485 6,758 Robin Walker Lynn Denham ‡
Wyre Forest CC 78,077 21,413 Mark Garnier Robin Lunn ‡

Boundary change for the 2010 election


NamePre-2010 boundariesCurrent 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
Parliamentary constituencies in Herefordshire and Worcestershire
Proposed Revision

Proposed boundary changes


The Boundary Commission for England submitted their final proposals in respect of the Sixth Periodic Review of Westminster Constituencies (the 2018 review) in September 2018. Although the proposals were immediately laid before Parliament they were not brought forward by the Government for approval. Accordingly, they did not come into effect for the 2019 election which took place on 12 December 2019, and which was contested using the constituency boundaries in place since 2010.

Under the terms of the Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Act 2011, the Sixth Review was based on reducing the total number of MPs from 650 to 600 and a strict electoral parity requirement that the electorate of all constituencies should be within a range of 5% either side of the electoral quota.

On 24 March 2020, the Minister of State for the Cabinet Office, Chloe Smith, issued a written statement to Parliament setting out the Government's thinking with regard to parliamentary boundaries.[3] Subsequently, the Parliamentary Constituencies Act 2020[4] was passed into law on 14 December 2020. This formally removed the duty to implement the 2018 review and set out the framework for future boundary reviews. The Act provided that the number of constituencies should remain at the current level of 650, rather than being reduced to 600, while retaining the requirement that the electorate should be no more than +/- 5% from the electoral quota.

The Act specified that the next review should be completed no later than 1 July 2023 and the Boundary Commission formally launched the 2023 Review on 5 January 2021.[5] See 2023 Periodic Review of Westminster constituencies for further details.

Results history


Primary data source: House of Commons research briefing - General election results from 1918 to 2019[6]

2019

The number of votes cast for each political party who fielded candidates in constituencies comprising Herefordshire and Worcestershire in the 2019 general election were as follows:

Party Votes % Change from 2017 Seats Change from 2017
Conservative 256,014 61.8% 3.7% 8 0
Labour 90,230 21.8% 7.1% 0 0
Liberal Democrats 47,798 11.5% 5.3% 0 0
Greens 18,866 4.6% 2.0% 0 0
Others 1,222 0.3% 3.9% 0 0
Total 414,130 100.0 8

Percentage votes

Election year 1983 1987 1992 1997 2001 2005 2010 2015 2017 2019
Conservative 52.3 51.8 50.8 41.0 41.1 42.9 45.9 51.7 58.1 61.8
Labour 15.3 17.9 24.6 32.6 27.4 24.5 16.7 19.7 28.9 21.8
Liberal Democrat1 31.4 29.7 23.1 21.9 19.4 21.8 25.3 6.7 6.2 11.5
Green Party - * * * * * 1.0 4.5 2.6 4.6
UKIP - - - * * * 4.2 15.4 2.1 *
Other 1.0 0.6 1.5 4.5 12.1 10.8 6.8 1.9 2.1 0.3

11983 & 1987 - SDP-Liberal Alliance

* Included in Other

Seats

Election year 1983 1987 1992 1997 2001 2005 2010 2015 2017 2019
Conservative 7 7 7 4 4 4 8 8 8 8
Labour 0 0 0 3 2 2 0 0 0 0
Liberal Democrat1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0
Independent2 - - - - 1 1 0 - - -
Total 7 7 7 8 8 8 8 8 8 8

11983 & 1987 - SDP-Liberal Alliance

2Dr Richard Taylor, standing as the Independent Kidderminster Hospital and Health Concern candidate

Maps


1997 2001 2005
2010 2015 2017 2019

Timeline


Green represents former constituencies, pink is for current ones.

Worcestershire

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

Herefordshire

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 party


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 1918

  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 1950

  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 1983

The West Midlands Order 1965 transferred the Dudley area from Worcestershire to Staffordshire and part of the Warley area from Staffordshire to Worcestershire. These changes were incorporated into the new constituency boundaries for the February 1974 general election.

  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
Kidderminster Nabarro Brinton Bulmer
Oldbury and Halesowen / Halesowen and Stourbridge (1974) Moyle Horner Stokes
Worcester Ward Walker
Worcestershire South de la Bere Agnew Nabarro Spicer
Dudley Wigg Williams Gilbert
Warley West Archer
Warley East Faulds

1983 to present

  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 also


Footnotes


  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.

References


  1. Baker, Carl; Uberoi, Elise; Cracknell, Richard (28 January 2020). "General Election 2019: full results and analysis". Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  2. "Constituencies A-Z - Election 2019". BBC News. Retrieved 25 April 2020.
  3. "Update: Strengthening Democracy:Written statement - HCWS183". UK Parliament. Retrieved 20 April 2020.
  4. "Parliamentary Constituencies Act 2020".
  5. "2023 Review launched | Boundary Commission for England". Retrieved 8 January 2021.
  6. Watson, Christopher; Uberoi, Elise; Loft, Philip (17 April 2020). "General election results from 1918 to 2019". Cite journal requires |journal= (help)