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Encyclopedia > Worcester (UK Parliament constituency)
Worcester
Borough constituency

Worcester shown within Worcestershire, and Worcestershire shown within England
Created: 1295
MP: Michael Foster
Party: Labour
Type: House of Commons
County: Worcestershire
EP constituency: West Midlands

Worcester 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 borough constituency (in Scotland, a burgh constituency) is a type of parliamentary constituency in the United Kingdom. ... Image File history File links WorcesterConstituency. ... map of admin county File links The following pages link to this file: Worcestershire Categories: GFDL images ... Worcestershire (pronounced ; abbreviated Worcs) is a county located in the West Midlands region of central England. ... Wikimedia Commons has media related to: England Travel guide to England from Wikitravel English language English law English (people) List of monarchs of England – Kings of England family tree List of English people Angeln (region in northern Germany, presumably the origin of the Angles for whom England is named) UK... Events Mongol leader Ghazan Khan is converted to Islam, ending a line of Tantric Buddhist leaders. ... 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. ... Michael John Foster (born March 14, 1963, Birmingham) is an English politician. ... Political parties in the United Kingdom lists political parties in the United Kingdom. ... The Labour Party is the principal centre-left political party in the United Kingdom (see British politics). ... In the United Kingdom each of the electoral areas or divisions called constituencies elects one or more members to a parliament or assembly. ... The House of Commons is the lower house of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, and is now the dominant branch of Parliament. ... The Ceremonial counties of England are areas of England that are appointed a Lord-Lieutenant, and are defined by the government with reference to administrative counties of England. ... Worcestershire (pronounced ; abbreviated Worcs) is a county located in the West Midlands region of central England. ... The European Parliament is the parliamentary body of the European Union (EU), directly elected by EU citizens once every five years. ... West Midlands is a constituency of the European Parliament. ... A constituency is any cohesive corporate unit or body bound by shared structures, goals or loyalty. ... British House of Commons Canadian House of Commons In some bicameral parliaments of a Westminster System, the House of Commons has historically been the name of the elected lower house. ... The Houses of Parliament, seen over Westminster Bridge 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 plurality voting system, also known as first past the post, is a voting system used to elect a single winner in a given election. ...

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Boundaries

A Tory seat until 1997,Worcester was represented by the high-profile cabinet minister Peter Walker for three decades.The Conservatives didn't always have comfortable majorities over Labour,and they easily lost it in Tony Blair's first and most effective election victory.Many political commentators and journalists look on Worcester as having the sort of demographic statistics which most closely mirror those as in Britain as a whole,hence the term 'Worcester Woman'.It has become one of the country's most politically interesting consituencies. 1997 (MCMXCVII) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The city of Worcester (pronounced ) is a city and the county town of Worcestershire in England; the river Severn runs through the middle, with the citys large Worcester Cathedral overlooking the river. ... Peter Walker, Baron Walker of Worcester, PC (born 1932), was Conservative MP for Worcester between March 1961 and April 1992, and the founder of the Tory Reform Group. ... The Right Honourable Anthony Charles Lynton Blair (born 6 May 1953) is the current Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, First Lord of the Treasury and Minister for the Civil Service. ...


Members of Parliament

1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Conservative Party is the largest political party on the right-of-centre in the United Kingdom. ... 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... Peter Walker, Baron Walker of Worcester, PC (born 1932), was Conservative MP for Worcester between March 1961 and April 1992, and the founder of the Tory Reform Group. ... The Conservative Party is the largest political party on the right-of-centre in the United Kingdom. ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Peter James Luff (born 18 February 1955) is a British politician. ... The Conservative Party is the largest political party on the right-of-centre in the United Kingdom. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Michael John Foster (born March 14, 1963, Birmingham) is an English politician. ... The Labour Party is the principal centre-left political party in the United Kingdom (see British politics). ...

Election results

General Election 2005: Worcester
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Michael Foster 19,421 41.9 −6.7
Conservative Margaret Harper 16,277 35.1 −0.4
Liberal Democrats Mary Dhonau 7,557 16.3 +3.7
UK Independence Richard Chamings 1,113 2.4 −0.9
British National Martin Roberts 980 2.1 N/A
Green Chris Lennard 921 2.0 N/A
Independent Prudence Dowson 119 0.3 N/A
Majority 3,144 6.8
Turnout 46,388 64.1 +2.1
Labour hold Swing −3.2
General Election 2001: Worcester
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Michael Foster 21,478 48.6 -1.5
Conservative Richard Adams 15,712 35.5 -0.2
Liberal Democrats Paul Chandler 5,578 12.6 +0.1
UK Independence Richard Chamings 1,442 3.3 +1.5
Majority 5,766 13.1
Turnout 44,210 62.0 -12.5
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 Labour Party is the principal centre-left political party in the United Kingdom (see British politics). ... Michael John Foster (born March 14, 1963, Birmingham) is an English politician. ... The Conservative Party is the largest political party on the right-of-centre in the United Kingdom. ... The Liberal Democrats, often shortened to Lib Dems, are a liberal political party based in the United Kingdom. ... The United Kingdom Independence Party (commonly known as UKIP, pronounced you-kip) is a Eurosceptic political party that aims at British withdrawal from the European Union. ... The British National Party (BNP) is a small political party of the far-right in the United Kingdom. ... The Green Party of England and Wales emerged as a distinct party in the 1990s. ... The Labour Party is the principal centre-left political party in the United Kingdom (see British politics). ... The UK general election, 2001 was held on 7 June 2001 and was dubbed the quiet landslide by the media. ... The Labour Party is the principal centre-left political party in the United Kingdom (see British politics). ... Michael John Foster (born March 14, 1963, Birmingham) is an English politician. ... The Conservative Party is the largest political party on the right-of-centre in the United Kingdom. ... The Liberal Democrats, often shortened to Lib Dems, are a liberal political party based in the United Kingdom. ... The United Kingdom Independence Party (commonly known as UKIP, pronounced you-kip) is a Eurosceptic political party that aims at British withdrawal from the European Union. ... The Labour Party is the principal centre-left political party in the United Kingdom (see British politics). ...

See also

Constituencies in the West Midlands
Labour

Birmingham Edgbaston | Birmingham Erdington | Birmingham Hall Green | Birmingham Hodge Hill | Birmingham Ladywood | Birmingham Northfield | Birmingham Perry Barr | Birmingham Selly Oak | Birmingham Sparkbrook and Small Heath | Burton | Cannock Chase | Coventry North East | Coventry North West | Coventry South | Dudley North | Dudley South | Halesowen and Rowley Regis | Newcastle-under-Lyme | North Warwickshire | Nuneaton | Redditch | Stafford | Staffordshire Moorlands | Stoke-on-Trent Central | Stoke-on-Trent North | Stoke-on-Trent South | Stourbridge | Tamworth | Telford | Walsall North | Walsall South | Warley | Warwick and Leamington | West Bromwich East | West Bromwich West | Wolverhampton North East | Wolverhampton South East | Wolverhampton South West | Worcester The 8 Parliamentary constituencies in the ceremonial counties of Herefordshire and Worcestershire, in use up to the United Kingdom general election, 2005 were drawn up when the two were combined as Hereford and Worcester. ... The Labour Party is the principal centre-left political party in the United Kingdom (see British politics). ... Edgbaston constituency shown within Birmingham Birmingham Edgbaston is a constituency located in the Edgbaston area of Birmingham. ... Birmingham Erdington is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Birmingham Hall Green is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Hodge Hill constituency shown within Birmingham Birmingham Hodge Hill is a constituency in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Birmingham Ladywood is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Birmingham Northfield is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Birmingham Perry Barr is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Birmingham Selly Oak is a constituency located in the Edgbaston area of Birmingham. ... Birmingham Sparkbrook and Small Heath is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Burton is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Cannock Chase is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Coventry North East is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Coventry North West is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Coventry South is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... --194. ... Dudley South is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Halesowen and Rowley Regis is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Newcastle-under-Lyme is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... North Warwickshire is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Nuneaton is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Redditch is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Stafford is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Staffordshire Moorlands is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Stoke-on-Trent Central is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Stoke-on-Trent North is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Stoke-on-Trent South is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Stourbridge is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Tamworth is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Telford is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Walsall North is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Walsall South is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Warley is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Warwick and Leamington is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... West Bromwich East is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... West Bromwich West is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Wolverhampton North East is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Wolverhampton South East is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Wolverhampton South West is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ...

Conservative

Aldridge-Brownhills | Bromsgrove | Leominster | Lichfield | Ludlow | Meriden | Mid Worcestershire | North Shropshire | Rugby and Kenilworth | Shrewsbury and Atcham | South Staffordshire | Stone | Stratford-on-Avon | Sutton Coldfield | The Wrekin | West Worcestershire The Conservative Party is the largest political party on the right-of-centre in the United Kingdom. ... Aldridge-Brownhills is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Bromsgrove is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Leominster is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Lichfield is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Ludlow is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Meriden is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Mid Worcestershire is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Shropshire North is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Rugby and Kenilworth is a Parliamentary constituency in Warwickshire, England. ... Shrewsbury and Atcham is a constituency (and a borough - see Shrewsbury and Atcham) represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Creation 1983 MP Patrick Cormack Party Conservative Type House of Commons County Staffordshire EP constituency West Midlands South Staffordshire is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Stone is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Stratford-on-Avon is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Sutton Coldfield is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... The Wrekin is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... West Worcestershire is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ...

Liberal Democrat

Birmingham Yardley | Hereford | Solihull The Liberal Democrats, often shortened to Lib Dems, are a liberal political party based in the United Kingdom. ... Yardley constituency shown within Birmingham Birmingham Yardley is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Hereford is a constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom comprising the City of Hereford and most of South Herefordshire, including Ross-on-Wye but excluding Ledbury and Much Marcle which are in the Leominster constituency. ... Solihull is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ...

Health Concern

Wyre Forest Independent Kidderminster Hospital and Health Concern (often known by the shorter name Health Concern) is a political party based in Kidderminster, England. ... Wyre Forest is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ...

West Midlands European constituency: Conservative (3) | Labour (2) | UKIP (1) | Liberal Democrats (1)

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Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Worcester (UK Parliament constituency) (304 words)
Worcester is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.
It borders the Mid Worcestershire constituency to the east, and West Worcestershire to the west.
A Conservative seat for many years, Worcester was represented by the high-profile Conservative cabinet minister Peter Walker for three decades, from a by-election in 1961 until he stood down in 1992.
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