Mid Worcestershire (UK Parliament constituency)


Mid Worcestershire (UK Parliament constituency)
Mid Worcestershire
County constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Mid Worcestershire in Worcestershire.
Outline map
Location of Worcestershire within England.
County Worcestershire
Electorate 71,660 (December 2010)[1]
Current constituency
Created 1983 (1983)
Member of Parliament Peter Luff (Conservative)
Number of members One
Overlaps
European Parliament constituency West Midlands

Mid Worcestershire is a county constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election.

Contents

Boundaries

The present Mid Worcestershire constituency, which has existed since 1997, covers central and south-eastern parts of the county of Worcestershire. It covers most of the Wychavon district, including Broadway, Droitwich and Evesham, but excluding the areas around Pershore (which is in the Worcestershire West constituency) and around Inkberrow (in the Redditch constituency).

The original constituency, which was created in 1983, covered a much different area. Situated to the north of Worcester, it included the towns of Droitwich and Redditch.

History

Eric Forth of the Conservative Party represented the original Mid Worcestershire constituency from 1983 until 1997. Following the considerable boundary changes (described above) that took effect at the 1997 general election, Peter Luff (whose Worcester constituency considerably overlapped the new seat) was selected as the Conservative candidate. (Eric Forth was subsequently elected for Bromley and Chislehurst.) Peter Luff has remained as MP since then.

Members of Parliament

Election Member [2] Party
1983 Eric Forth Conservative
1997 Peter Luff Conservative

Elections

Elections in the 2010s

General Election 2010: Mid Worcestershire[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Peter Luff 27,770 54.5 +3.2
Liberal Democrat Margaret Rowley 11,906 23.4 +3.1
Labour Robin Lunn[4] 7,613 14.9 -9.1
UKIP John White 3,049 6.0 +1.6
Green Gordon Matthews 593 1.2 +1.2
Majority 15,864 31.1
Turnout 50,931 70.6 +4.0
Conservative hold Swing 0.0

Elections in the 2000s

General Election 2005: Mid Worcestershire
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Peter Luff 24,783 51.5 +0.4
Labour Matthew Gregson 11,456 23.8 −3.6
Liberal Democrat Margaret Rowley 9,796 20.4 +1.6
UKIP Anthony Eaves 2,092 4.3 +1.6
Majority 13,327 27.7
Turnout 48,127 67.3 +5.0
Conservative hold Swing +2.0
General Election 2001: Mid Worcestershire
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Peter Luff 22,937 51.1
Labour David Bannister 12,310 27.4
Liberal Democrat Robert Browne 8,420 18.8
UKIP Anthony Eaves 1,230 2.7
Majority 10,627 23.7
Turnout 62.4

Elections in the 1990s

General Election 1992: Mid Worcestershire[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Eric Forth 33,964 49.7 −1.9
Labour Jacqui Smith 24,094 35.3 +7.8
Liberal Democrat DJ Barwick 9,745 14.3 −6.7
Natural Law P Davis 520 0.8 +0.8
Majority 9,870 14.4 −9.7
Turnout 68,323 81.1 +4.4
Conservative hold Swing +4.9

See also

Notes and references

Coordinates: 52°09′N 2°03′W / 52.15°N 2.05°W / 52.15; -2.05


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