Essen II is one of the 299 single member constituencies (German: Wahlkreis) used for the German parliament, the Bundestag. It is one of the three electoral districts covering the city of Essen and one of sixty four in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia. The constituency elects one representative under the mixed member proportional representation (MMP) system. Under the current constituency numbering system, it is designated as constituency 119.
The constituency was created for the 1949 election, the first election in West Germany after World War II. Since its creation, it has been won by the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD) at every election. The current representative is Dirk Heidenblut.
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The constituency has always covered the north-eastern parts of the city. On its creation in 1949 it covered the districts of Frillendorf, Steele, Kray, Katernberg and Altenessen. Boundary changes took effect at the 1980 election and since then it has covered the V, VI and VII districts of Essen. At the 2002 election it expanded to take in district I, which covers Essen city centre.