West Worcestershire constituency
West Worcestershire is large, mostly rural constituency covering approx. 270 square miles. The seat stretches from the Birmingham commuter belt to the North, around Worcester itself to take in the South of the county, including Great Malvern at the foot of the Malvern Hills and Bredon Hill in the South-East. The largest population centre is Malvern, known for its spring water and its association with Elgar, with further population centres in Pershore, Upton-upon-Severn and Tenbury.
The constituency population is around 92,000 with approx. 74000 eligible voters of which approx. 59,000 live in the Malvern Hills District Council area.
The Boundary Commission for England are currently consulting on proposed changes and will report later in 2018. Under the current draft proposals, the current Worcestershire West constituency will divided between two new constituencies:
- a Malvern and Ledbury constituency. This will include most (see below) of the Malvern Hills District Council area, and parts of north Herefordshire including Ledbury and Bromyard
- an Evesham constituency which will the current wards in Wychavon District Council area including Pershore and five wards in the south east of the Malvern Hills DC area.