Hereford and South Herefordshire (UK Parliament constituency)


Hereford and South Herefordshire (UK Parliament constituency)
Hereford and South Herefordshire
County constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Hereford and South Herefordshire in Herefordshire for the 2010 general election.
Outline map
Location of Herefordshire within England.
County Herefordshire
Electorate 71,352 (December 2010)[1]
Current constituency
Created 2010 (2010)
Member of Parliament Jesse Norman (Conservative)
Number of members One
Created from Hereford, North Herefordshire
Overlaps
European Parliament constituency West Midlands

Hereford and South Herefordshire is a county constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It comprises the city of Hereford and most of south Herefordshire, and elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first-past-the-post voting system.

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Boundaries

Following a review of parliamentary representation in Herefordshire by the Boundary Commission for England, which took effect at the 2010 general election, the county was allocated two seats. The Hereford and South Herefordshire constituency largely replaced the former Hereford seat, with the remainder of the county covered by the North Herefordshire seat. As well as the city of Hereford, the seat contains the settlements of Golden Valley, Pontrilas and Ross-on-Wye.

The constituency is formed from the following electoral wards:[2]

  • Aylestone, Belmont, Central, Golden Valley North, Golden Valley South, Hollington, Kerne Bridge, Llangarron, Penyard, Pontrilas, Ross-on-Wye East, Ross-on-Wye West, St Martins and Hinton, St Nicholas, Stoney Street, Three Elms, Tupsley, Valletts.

Members of Parliament

Election Member [3] Party
2010 constituency replaced Hereford
2010 Jesse Norman Conservative

Elections

Elections in the 2010s

This constituency was contested for the first time at the 2010 general election.

General Election 2010: Hereford and South Herefordshire [4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jesse Norman 22,366 46.2 +5.2
Liberal Democrat Sarah Carr 19,885 41.1 -2.3
Labour Philippa Roberts 3,506 7.2 -3.0
UKIP Valentine Smith 1,638 3.4 +1.2
BNP John Oliver 986 2.0 +2.0
Majority 2,481 5.1
Turnout 48,381 67.7 +1.6
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing +3.8

See also

Notes and references

Coordinates: 52°00′N 2°42′W / 52.0°N 2.7°W / 52.0; -2.7



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