The Wrekin (historic UK Parliament constituency)


The Wrekin (historic UK Parliament constituency)

UK former constituency infobox
Name = The Wrekin
Type = County
Year = 1918
Abolition = 1997
members = one

The Wrekin is a former United Kingdom Parliamentary constituency. It was a constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1918 to 1997. It elected one Member of Parliament by the first past the post voting system.

In the constituency changes for the 1997 general election, a new constituency was created, also called The Wrekin. Despite the same name, the old and new constituencies are very different: the town of Telford was a major component of the pre-1997 constituency, but after 1997 it gained its own Telford constituency. [http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/static/vote2001/results_constituencies/constituencies/651.stm]

Boundaries

Members of Parliament

*"Constituency abolished" (1997)

Election results

See also

*List of former United Kingdom Parliamentary constituencies

References

*Rayment


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