Ludlow (UK Parliament constituency)


Ludlow (UK Parliament constituency)

UK constituency infobox
Name = Ludlow
Map1 = Ludlow
Map2 = Shropshire
Type = County
Year = 1885
Entity = Shropshire
County = Shropshire
EP = West Midlands
MP = Philip Dunne
Party = Conservative
UK former constituency infobox
Name = Ludlow
Type = Borough
Year = 1473
Abolition = 1885
Ludlow is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It was founded in 1473. It was a constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of England until 1707 and of the Parliament of Great Britain from 1707 to 1800, and it has been such of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1801. It was represented by two burgesses until 1868. In 1868 it was reduced to one member and reorganized in 1885. So it elects now one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election.

Boundaries

This rural constituency covers the towns of Ludlow, Clun, Bishop's Castle, Bridgnorth, Cleobury Mortimer, Much Wenlock, Craven Arms and Church Stretton in the county of Shropshire, England.

It corresponds roughly to the South Shropshire and the southern part of the Bridgnorth local government districts.

Members of Parliament

until 1868

*"Constituency created" (1473)

1868-1885

*"Constituency reduced to one Member" (1868)

* 1868-1885 George Windsor-Clive,

*"Constituency reorganized" (1885)

1885-present

Election results

Election box begin
title=General Election 2005: Ludlow
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Philip Dunne
votes = 20,979
percentage = 45.1
change = +5.7
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Matthew Green
votes = 18,952
percentage = 40.7
change = −2.5
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Nigel Knowles
votes = 4,974
percentage = 10.7
change = −2.7
Election box candidate with party link
party = Green Party of England and Wales
candidate = Jim Gaffney
votes = 852
percentage = 1.8
change = −0.2
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = Michael Zuckerman
votes = 783
percentage = 1.7
change = −0.3
Election box majority
votes = 2,027
percentage = 4.4
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 46,540
percentage = 72.1
change = +4.2
Election box gain with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
loser = Liberal Democrats (UK)
swing = 4.1
Election box begin
title=General Election 2001: Ludlow
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Matthew Green
votes = 18,620
percentage = 43.2
change = +13.5
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Martin Taylor-Smith
votes = 16,990
percentage = 39.4
change = −3.0
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Nigel Knowles
votes = 5,785
percentage = 13.4
change = −12.0
Election box candidate with party link
party = Green Party of England and Wales
candidate = Jim Gaffney
votes = 871
percentage = 2.0
change = +0.3
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = Phil Gutteridge
votes = 858
percentage = 2.0
change = +1.2
Election box majority
votes = 1,630
percentage = 3.8
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 43,124
percentage = 67.9
change = −7.6
Election box gain with party link
winner = Liberal Democrats (UK)
loser = Conservative Party (UK)
swing =

See also

* List of Parliamentary constituencies in Shropshire


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