What is constituency?

  • (noun): The body of voters who elect a representative for their area.

Some articles on constituency:

Northampton South (UK Parliament Constituency)
... Northampton South is a parliamentary constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom ... It was created for February 1974 general election when the old constituency of Northampton was split into Northampton North and Northampton South ...
North Wiltshire (UK Parliament Constituency) - Boundaries
... As the name suggests, the constituency covers most of north Wiltshire ... North Wiltshire constituency was formed for the 1983 general election, with boundaries identical to the former Chippenham constituency (1885–1983) ... The constituency sits between the Cotswolds and Swindon ...
Wicklow (Dáil Éireann Constituency)
... Wicklow is a parliamentary constituency represented in Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Irish parliament or Oireachtas ... The constituency elects 5 deputies (Teachtaí Dála, commonly known as TDs) ...
Inverness (UK Parliament Constituency) - Boundaries
... The earlier Inverness-shire constituency covered, nominally, the county of Inverness minus the burgh of Inverness, which was a part of the Inverness Burghs constituency ... By 1918, however, county boundaries were out of alignment with constituency boundaries ... Representation of the People Act 1918 created new constituency boundaries, taking account of new local government boundaries, and the new constituency boundaries were first ...
Normanton (UK Parliament Constituency) - Boundaries - Boundary Review
... England had created a Normanton and Pontefract constituency ... a revised recommendation changing the name of this constituency to Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford ... West" and "Stanley and Outwood East" - the most affluent part of the constituency - is set to be joined to the Conservative-leaning commuter town of Morley, which is in ...

Famous quotes containing the word constituency:

    Social Security is a government program with a constituency made up of the old, the near old and those who hope or fear to grow old. After 215 years of trying, we have finally discovered a special interest that includes 100 percent of the population. Now we can vote ourselves rich.
    —P.J. (Patrick Jake)

    My constituency is the desperate, the damned, the disinherited, the disrespected and the despised.
    Jesse Jackson (b. 1941)

    But also the constituency determines the vote of the representative. He is not only representative, but participant. Like can only be known by like. The reason why he knows about them is, that he is of them; he has just come out of nature, or from being a part of the thing.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)