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Encyclopedia > The Wrekin (UK Parliament constituency)

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. A constituency is any cohesive corporate unit or body bound by shared structures, goals or loyalty. ... In some bicameral parliaments of a Westminster System, the House of Commons has historically been the name of the elected lower house. ... The Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is the supreme legislative institution in the United Kingdom and British overseas territories (it alone has parliamentary sovereignty). ... A Member of Parliament, or MP, is a representative elected by the voters of an electoral district to a parliament; in the Westminster system, specifically to the lower house. ... The first-past-the-post electoral system is a voting system for single-member districts, variously called first-past-the-post (FPTP or FPP), winner-take-all, plurality voting, or relative majority. ...

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Telford and Wrekin borough minus the town of Telford plus a small part of the Bridgnorth district of Shropshire. Telford and Wrekin is a borough in the West Midlands region of England. ... Telford is a planned towmn in Shropshire, England, that was named after the engineer Thomas Telford. ... Bridgnorth is a town in Shropshire, England. ... Shropshire (abbreviated Salop or Salops) is a county in the West Midlands of England, bordering Cheshire, Staffordshire, Worcestershire, Herefordshire, and the Welsh preserved counties of Powys and Clwyd. ...


Towns: Wellington, Shifnal, Newport. Wellington is a town in Shropshire, England and now forms part of the New Town of Telford. ... Shifnal is a small town in Shropshire, England. ... This article needs cleanup. ...


Member of Parliament

Election results

General Election 2005: The Wrekin
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Mark Pritchard 18,899 41.9 +3.5
Labour Peter Bradley 17,957 39.9 −7.2
Liberal Democrats Bill Tomlinson 6,608 14.7 +3.3
UKIP Bruce Lawson 1,590 3.5 +0.4
Majority 942 2.1
Turnout 45,054 67.0 +3.9
Conservative gain from Labour Swing +5.4
General Election 2001: The Wrekin
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Peter Bradley 19,532 47.1 +0.1
Conservative Jacob Rees-Mogg 15,945 38.4 -1.8
Liberal Democrats Ian Jenkins 4,738 11.4 -1.4
UKIP Denis Brookes 1,275 3.1 N/A
Majority 3,587 8.7
Turnout 41,490 63.1 -12.1
Labour hold Swing

The United Kingdom general election of 2005 was held on Thursday, 5 May 2005 and won by the Labour Party, led by Tony Blair. ... The Conservative Party is the largest political party on the centre-right in the United Kingdom. ... Mark Pritchard is the Conservative MP for The Wrekin. ... The Labour Party is a centre-left or Democratic Socialist political party in the United Kingdom (see British politics), and one of the United Kingdoms three main political parties. ... Peter Charles Stephen Bradley (born April 12, 1953) is an English politician, and Labour member of Parliament for The Wrekin since the 1997 election. ... The Liberal Democrats, often shortened to Lib Dems, are a social liberal political party based in the United Kingdom. ... The United Kingdom Independence Party (commonly known as UKIP, pronounced you-kip) is a right-wing political party that aims at British withdrawal from the European Union. ... The Conservative Party is the largest political party on the centre-right in the United Kingdom. ... The Labour Party is a centre-left or Democratic Socialist political party in the United Kingdom (see British politics), and one of the United Kingdoms three main political parties. ... The UK general election, 2001 was held on 7 June 2001 and was dubbed the quiet landslide by the media. ... The Labour Party is a centre-left or Democratic Socialist political party in the United Kingdom (see British politics), and one of the United Kingdoms three main political parties. ... Peter Charles Stephen Bradley (born April 12, 1953) is an English politician, and Labour member of Parliament for The Wrekin since the 1997 election. ... The Conservative Party is the largest political party on the centre-right in the United Kingdom. ... The Liberal Democrats, often shortened to Lib Dems, are a social liberal political party based in the United Kingdom. ... The United Kingdom Independence Party (commonly known as UKIP, pronounced you-kip) is a right-wing political party that aims at British withdrawal from the European Union. ... The Labour Party is a centre-left or Democratic Socialist political party in the United Kingdom (see British politics), and one of the United Kingdoms three main political parties. ...

Politics and history of the constituency


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UKreference :: Telford (667 words)
Telford is a new towns in the United Kingdom new town in the borough of Telford and Wrekin and ceremonial counties of England ceremonial county of Shropshire, England.
This target was curtailed by Central Government in 1976 when it was realised that it was too optimistic in the long term and migration from the large cities of Birmingham and Liverpool started to have an effect on parts of those cities.
Therefore the Mayor of Telford and Wrekin Borough is the mayor of the town, although two towns within the borough also have their own mayors, Oakengates and Wellington.
Wikipedia search result (199 words)
Burton is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.
Following a review by the Boundary Commission for England, at the next general election the boundaries of the Burton constituency will be amended slightly, with the Needwood ward (containing the village of Barton-under-Needwood) being transferred to the Lichfield constituency.
From 1950 until 1997, the seat was held by the Conservative Party; the brewing industry of Burton upon Trent traditionally being a strong supporter of the Conservatives.
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