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.
|Name||Electorate||Majority||Member of Parliament||Nearest opposition||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
|Name||Pre-2010 boundaries||Current boundaries|
Wholly or mainly in Herefordshire
Wholly in Worcestershire
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. Subsequently, the Parliamentary Constituencies Act 2020 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. See 2023 Periodic Review of Westminster constituencies for further details.
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|
11983 & 1987 - SDP-Liberal Alliance
* Included in Other
11983 & 1987 - SDP-Liberal Alliance
2Dr Richard Taylor, standing as the Independent Kidderminster Hospital and Health Concern candidate
Green represents former constituencies, pink is for current ones.
|Bromsgrove and Redditch||1974-1983|
|Oldbury and Halesowen||1950-1974|
|Stourbridge||1918-1974||In West Midlands|
|Hereford and South Herefordshire||2010-present|
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
|Constituency||1885||1886||92||1892||93||95||1895||1900||03||1906||08||Jan 1910||Dec 1910||12||14||16||18|
|Bewdley||Lechmere||A. Baldwin||S. Baldwin|
1918 to 1950
|Leominster||Ward-Jackson||Shepperson||A. E. Baldwin|
|Dudley||Griffith-Boscawen||J. Wilson||Lloyd||O. Baldwin||→||Joel||Lloyd||Wigg|
|Evesham||Eyres-Monsell||de la Bere|
|Stourbridge||J. W. Wilson||Pielou||Wellock||Morgan||Moyle|
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.
|Constituency||1950||1951||1955||56||1959||61||1964||1966||68||1970||71||Feb 1974||Oct 1974||1979|
|Bromsgrove / Bromsgrove and Redditch (1974)||Higgs||Dance||Davis||Miller|
|Oldbury and Halesowen / Halesowen and Stourbridge (1974)||Moyle||Horner||Stokes|
|Worcestershire South||de la Bere||Agnew||Nabarro||Spicer|
1983 to present
|Hereford / Hereford and South Herefordshire (2010)||Shepherd||Keetch||Norman|
|Leominster / North Herefordshire (2010)||Temple-Morris||→||→||Wiggin|
|South Worcestershire / West Worcestershire (1997)||Spicer||Baldwin|
|Worcester||P. Walker||Luff||Foster||R. Walker|
- BC denotes borough constituency, CC denotes county constituency.
- The majority is the number of votes the winning candidate receives more than their nearest rival.
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