The Wrekin (UK Parliament constituency)

The Wrekin is a constituency[n 1] in the House of Commons of the British Parliament, located in the county of Shropshire in the West Midlands of England. It has existed continuously since its creation by the Representation of the People Act 1918, and is named after a prominent landmark hill in the area, The Wrekin. The constituency has periodically swung back and forth between the Labour and Conservative parties since the 1920s, and has been held since 2005 by a Conservative MP, Mark Pritchard.[n 2]

The Wrekin
County constituency
for the House of Commons
Boundary of The Wrekin in Shropshire
Location of Shropshire within England
CountyShropshire
Electorate66,111 (December 2010)[1]
Major settlementsAlbrighton, Cosford, Shifnal, Wellington
Current constituency
Created1918
Member of ParliamentMark Pritchard (Conservative)
Number of membersOne
Created fromWellington, Newport and Ludlow