The Wrekin (UK Parliament constituency)


The Wrekin (UK Parliament constituency)

UK constituency infobox
Name = The Wrekin
Map1 = Wrekin
Map2 = Shropshire
Type = County
Year = 1997
Entity = Shropshire
County = Shropshire
EP = West Midlands
MP = Mark Pritchard
Party = Conservative

The Wrekin is a 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.

Boundaries

The Wrekin is a mixed constituency that wraps around the New Town of Telford, before stretching out to the Staffordshire border. Most of the constituency is covered by Telford and Wrekin Borough, including the towns of Wellington, Newport and the fairly suburban northern reaches of Telford (including Donnington). A small but significant area is in the Bridgnorth local government district and contains the town of Shifnal and the large village of Albrighton, along with a cluster of Wolverhampton commuter villages and RAF Cosford.

Boundary changes to realign the constituency boundaries to fit with the borough's new wards will result in the removal of Ketley.

The Wrekin should not be confused with the old Wrekin constituency.

Members of Parliament

* 1997 – 2005: Peter Bradley, Labour
* 2005 – "present": Mark Pritchard, Conservative

Election results

Election box begin
title=General Election 2005: The Wrekin
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Mark Pritchard
votes = 18,899
percentage = 41.9
change = +3.5
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Peter Bradley
votes = 17,957
percentage = 39.9
change = −7.2
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Bill Tomlinson
votes = 6,608
percentage = 14.7
change = +3.3
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = Bruce Lawson
votes = 1,590
percentage = 3.5
change = +0.4
Election box majority
votes = 942
percentage = 2.1
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 45,054
percentage = 67.0
change = +3.9
Election box gain with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
loser = Labour Party (UK)
swing = +5.4

Election box begin
title=General Election 2001: The Wrekin
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Peter Bradley
votes = 19,532
percentage = 47.1
change = +0.1
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Jacob Rees-Mogg
votes = 15,945
percentage = 38.4
change = -1.8
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Ian Jenkins
votes = 4,738
percentage = 11.4
change = -1.4
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = Denis Brookes
votes = 1,275
percentage = 3.1
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 3,587
percentage = 8.7
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 41,490
percentage = 63.1
change = -12.1
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Peter Bradley
votes = 21,243
percentage = 46.9
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Peter Bruinvels
votes = 18,218
percentage = 40.2
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Ian Jenkins
votes = 5,807
percentage = 12.8
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 3,025
percentage =
change = "N/A"
Election box turnout
votes =
percentage = 76.6
change = "N/A"
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing = "N/A"

See also

* List of Parliamentary constituencies in Shropshire


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