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North Herefordshire (UK Parliament constituency)

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County  Herefordshire
European Parliament constituency  West Midlands
Number of members  1
Created from  Leominster
Electorate  66,711 (December 2010)
Member of parliament  Bill Wiggin
Replaced by  Leominster
North Herefordshire (UK Parliament constituency)
Major settlements  Bromyard, Kington, Ledbury, Leominster

North Herefordshire is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since its 2010 creation by Bill Wiggin, a Conservative.

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History

Parliament accepted the Boundary Commission's Fifth Periodic Review of Westminster constituencies which slightly altered this constituency for the 2010 general election to exclude those areas of the former county of Hereford and Worcester which are now in Worcestershire. This meant North Herefordshire being at its core a successor to Leominster constituency. The remainder of the county is covered by the Hereford and South Herefordshire seat.

Boundaries

This constituency contains a northern and central part of Herefordshire, including the towns of Bromyard, Kington, Ledbury and Leominster.

The constituency has the electoral wards:

  • Backbury, Bircher, Bringsty, Bromyard, Burghill, Holmer and Lyde, Castle, Credenhill, Frome, Golden Cross with Weobley, Hagley, Hampton Court, Hope End, Kington Town, Ledbury, Leominster North, Leominster South, Mortimer, Old Gore, Pembridge and Lyonshall with Titley, Sutton Walls, Upton, Wormsley Ridge.
  • The village of Weobley (listed above) was a former borough constituency that was abolished as a 'rotten borough' in 1832.

    Constituency profile

    The seat has a substantially self-sufficient population, covered by civil parishes and with low rates of unemployment and social housing in each ward, with income levels concentrated towards the average in Britain.

    Elections in the 2010s

    * Served as an MP in the 2005–2010 Parliament

    References

    North Herefordshire (UK Parliament constituency) Wikipedia


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